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2014-09-16 23:16:51

Claire Wineland receives notable award for her dedication to making a difference in the lives of others living with cystic fibrosis Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) September 16, 2014 Claire Wineland, age 17, of Redondo Beach, California, has been named a national winner of the 2014 Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes. Each year, the Barron Prize celebrates twenty-five inspiring, public-spirited young people from all across America who have made a significant positive difference to people and our...

2014-09-16 08:29:49

Expanded Collaboration Supports Phase 2 Clinical Trial Initiation of First-In-Class ENaC Inhibitor for the Treatment of Cystic Fibrosis DURHAM, N.C., Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Parion Sciences today announced it has received a $3 million award from Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Therapeutics (CFFT) to support the development of P-1037, Parion's new investigational treatment for cystic fibrosis (CF). This award will accelerate the initiation of a phase 2 trial for P-1037...

2014-09-10 23:11:11

Storage.com and Boomer Esiason Foundation will work together in September & October to raise funds to fight cystic fibrosis. Partnership will leverage two new programs on http://www.Storage.com to help build contributions with donations by Storage.com for online rentals and storage facility sign-ups. Omaha, NE (PRWEB) September 10, 2014 Storage.com, an online resource that helps storage consumers find, compare, and rent self storage throughout the United States, is partnering with...

2014-09-09 12:24:52

CARY, N.C., Sept. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Boomer Esiason Foundation (BEF) is excited to announce the launch of its newest Team Boomer event series, Bike to Breathe, which kicks off with Jerry and Em's Great CF Adventure - a journey that will take the two cystic fibrosis (CF) advocates on a 500-mile bike ride from Cary, N.C. to Baltimore, Md. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140908/144038 Jerry Cahill and Emily Schaller will start their ride from the Chiesi USA headquarters, located...

2014-08-19 12:29:01

New respiratory therapy device uses sound waves at different frequencies to promote Airway Clearance Therapy (ACT). TUSCON, Ariz., Aug. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Westmed, Inc., a leader in the design, manufacture and marketing of medical devices used in respiratory therapy and anesthesia, announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted it 510(k) clearance to market the company's Vibralung(®) Acoustical Percussor. The device is intended for use by...

2014-08-18 12:27:32

- Recipients will compete for public votes for a chance to win one of two Thriving Undergraduate and Graduate Scholar awards NORTH CHICAGO, Ill., Aug. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- AbbVie today announced the 40 outstanding students with cystic fibrosis (CF) who will each receive $2,500 to pursue their undergraduate or graduate school education during the 2014-2015 school year through the AbbVie CF Scholarship program. Voting for two of the 40 winners to earn the title of 2014 Thriving...

2014-08-14 23:06:05

Cystic fibrosis continues to be devastating for many people around the world. ChanTest is participating in global efforts to identify solutions – and publishing a new white paper to share these results. Cleveland, OH (PRWEB) August 14, 2014 With over 70,000 people suffering from cystic fibrosis (CF) worldwide, and 30,000 alone in the United States, the world is searching for impactful solutions to address the pain and suffering endured by people living with this debilitating disease....

2014-08-14 23:00:44

The microdevice can provide new insights in disease studies and drug discovery by mimicking the complex multicellular structure and function of human airway tissue. Research Triangle Park, NC (PRWEB) August 14, 2014 Researchers at RTI International, in collaboration with the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, have developed a new lung-on-chip microdevice for laboratory studies of respiratory challenges and therapeutics. The microdevice includes multiple vertically stacked...

2014-08-05 08:33:19

SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Perlstein Lab PBC, a San Francisco-based public benefit corporation whose mission is precision orphan drug discovery, just closed a $2 million seed round. The round was co-led by the clinical-stage orphan drug developer Retrophin, Inc. and the Wilsey family, which is personally affected by an orphan disease. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140805/133384 One in 12 people suffer from an orphan disease, yet 95% of orphan diseases have...

2014-08-01 12:25:54

- AbbVie will donate $10 to Cystic Fibrosis Research, Inc. (CFRI) for every recipe collected between August 1 and September 15, 2014, up to $10,000 NORTH CHICAGO, Ill. and PALO ALTO, Calif., Aug. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- AbbVie (NYSE: ABBV) and Cystic Fibrosis Research, Inc. (CFRI) today announced a partnership to expand awareness of proper nutritional habits in the cystic fibrosis (CF) community through the CFChef Shares program. CFChef Shares will run from August 1 to September...


Latest Cystic fibrosis Reference Libraries

Cystic Fibrosis
2013-07-19 15:03:45

Cystic fibrosis, also called mucoviscidosis, is an autosomal recessive genetic disorder of the viscous secretions in the body. In turn, it effects the lungs, pancreas, liver, and intestines, as well as all other exocrine glands in the body. The most common genetic mutation that causes CF is a deletion of three nucleotides that results in a loss of phenylalanine, an amino acid at the 508th position on the protein. It should be noted, however, that there are over a thousand other mutations that...

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  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
This word is Middle English in origin, and ultimately comes from the Old French, diminutive of 'crue,' flask.
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