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2012-07-18 23:03:24

This international multicenter clinical trial studies an investigational new drug targeted at treating CF. During this trial, Intrinsic Imaging will evaluate Cystic Fibrosis lung pathophysiology to gain insights into the treatment´s effect on major manifestations of CF. Boston, MA (PRWEB) July 18, 2012 Intrinsic Imaging, an ISO 9001:2008 certified and GAMP 5 medical imaging core lab specializing in providing imaging core lab services for clinical trials, announces today that it was...

2012-07-16 23:02:55

The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation held a successful Pipeline to a Cure Gala on Saturday, July 14, 2012 at the Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort and Spa with surfing legends in attendance. Huntington Beach, CA (PRWEB) July 16, 2012 “Pipeline to a Cure 2012 was our most successful year ever. Because of all of our amazing sponsors, supporters and committee members we were able to raise $465,000 in net revenue! We are so thankful for everyone's support and love!” says Michael...

2012-07-14 23:00:30

The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is pleased to announce that the Fifth Annual Pipeline to a Cure gala will be held on Saturday, July 14th, 2012 at the Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort and Spa. Huntington Beach, CA (PRWEB) July 14, 2012 Paul Motenko and Jerry Hennessy, Co-Founders of STACKED Restaurants are proud to support the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation at the Pipeline to A Cure Gala. The gala will be held on Saturday, July 14th, 2012 at the Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort and...

2012-07-09 23:03:24

Monitoring lung function with Spiro PD personal spirometer has been decreasing direct and indirect healthcare costs associated with chronic lung disease. Allentown, PA (PRWEB) July 09, 2012 On Thursday, June 28th, The U.S. Supreme Court declared the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act constitutional. Healthcare costs are on the rise. It is now more important than ever to find ways to reduce expenses associated with healthcare. Spiro PD personal spirometer has been decreasing direct...

Susceptibility Genes Can Be Revealed From Exome Sequencing Of Health Condition Extremes
2012-07-09 10:55:33

DNA from cystic fibrosis patients with and without chronic infections points to unsuspected mutation Comparing the DNA from patients at the best and worst extremes of a health condition can reveal genes for resistance and susceptibility. This approach discovered rare variations in the DCTN4 gene among cystic fibrosis patients most prone to early, chronic airway infections. The DCTN4 gene codes for dynactin 4. This protein is a component of a molecular motor that moves trouble-making...

2012-07-06 11:43:48

Researchers at Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) have discovered a new vaccine candidate for the bacterium Pseudomonas aeruginosa taking advantage of a new mechanism of immunity. The study was published online in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine on June 21, 2012. Pseudomonas aeruginosa is a leading cause of hospital-acquired infections, particularly in patients on respirators, where it can cause so-called ventilator-associated pneumonia, which carries a...


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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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