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2010-05-19 09:51:00

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Drug Development Model Spawns More Than 30 Promising Therapies BETHESDA, Md., May 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- National Institutes of Health (NIH) Director Francis S. Collins, M.D., Ph.D., will lead a briefing on Capitol Hill Thursday, May 20, to discuss how funding for medical research at the NIH can be used more quickly to create new therapies for patients and save lives. Since being appointed director of the NIH, Collins has stressed the importance of...

2010-05-13 13:03:00

Tens of Thousands to Participate during National Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Month BETHESDA, Md., May 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation announced today that more than 200 cities will host GREAT STRIDES walks May 15-16. GREAT STRIDES is a national fundraiser benefiting critical cystic fibrosis (CF) research, education and care programs. GREAT STRIDES is in its 22nd year and seeks to raise about $40 million in 2010. Funds raised through GREAT STRIDES have helped...

2010-03-25 12:02:00

BETHESDA, March 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation announced today that its Facebook page has surpassed 60,000 fans--double the number of people in the United States who have cystic fibrosis, a rare and fatal genetic disease. This rapid growth may reflect the need for people with CF to come together and exchange information in a setting that does not put their health at risk. People with CF cannot socialize in proximity to each other without risking germ...

2010-02-22 20:48:00

CF Foundation's $1 Million Investment Helped Drug Known as Cayston(R) Become a Reality BETHESDA, Md., Feb. 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved an important new inhaled antibiotic called Cayston® (aztreonam for inhalation solution) today for the treatment of cystic fibrosis. The drug was made possible by significant support from the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, including a $1 million investment by a Foundation subsidiary to help...

2010-02-05 08:56:00

BETHESDA, Md., Feb. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As part of a steadfast commitment to finding a cure for cystic fibrosis, BJ's Restaurants, Inc. donated $521,000 to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation in 2009 for research, care and education programs. BJ's has been involved with the Foundation since 1998 and is one of its largest and most loyal corporate supporters. "We are truly grateful to BJ's restaurants, their team members and their customers for their generosity and desire to help...

2009-12-18 13:55:39

Investigators report new findings about its special relationship with pH levels inside cells A team of researchers studying the protein that, when defective or absent, causes cystic fibrosis (CF) has made an important discovery about how that protein is normally controlled and under what circumstances it might go awry. "Understanding the regulation of salt transport in normal cells is critical for the development of new therapies for diseases, like CF, that disrupt salt movements across cell...

2009-11-24 08:39:00

Warner Home Video and CVS/pharmacy to Donate Proceeds from Holiday DVD Sales BETHESDA, Md., Nov. 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation announced today that CVS/pharmacy and Warner Home Video will partner with the Foundation this holiday season to raise critical funds for cystic fibrosis through the sale of classic family movies. The videos will be sold exclusively at CVS/pharmacy. Five dollars of every video purchased will be donated by CVS/pharmacy and Warner...

2009-10-08 09:30:00

Historic Time in Treatment of Cystic Fibrosis as Promising Drugs Reach Phase 3 Trials BETHESDA, Md., Oct. 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Francis S. Collins, M.D., Ph.D., the new NIH director who led an international effort to map the human genome and co-discovered the gene responsible for cystic fibrosis, will address more than 3,000 leading scientists and clinicians from around the world at the 23rd annual North American Cystic Fibrosis Conference (NACFC). Held in Minneapolis from...

2009-09-28 10:54:00

Legislation Would Remove Financial Penalties for Participating in Research Studies BETHESDA, Md., Sept. 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More than 100 patient, academic and industry organizations representing millions of Americans have joined the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation to support legislation that enables individuals with rare diseases to participate in clinical trials without losing eligibility for public healthcare benefits. The bill is sponsored by Senators Ron Wyden (D-OR),...

2009-09-25 08:20:00

Wedge Teams Up with 17-Year-Old Patient to "Pitch" Donations at Sept. 28 Game BETHESDA, Md., Sept. 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Eric Wedge, manager of the Cleveland Indians, is joining the fight against cystic fibrosis (CF), a fatal genetic disease. Wedge and 17-year old Michaela Mullet will star in a public service announcement (PSA) to be aired during a Cleveland Indians game against the Chicago White Sox on Monday evening, September 28. Cystic fibrosis clogs the lungs with thick...


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  • A beast of burden; also, a beast in general.
'Jument' ultimately comes from the Latin 'jugum,' yoke.
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