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2012-11-20 08:26:22

SANTA ROSA, Calif., Nov. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Cardiovascular disease will kill nearly 2.5 million people in the United States this year, according to the Centers for Disease Control. Over time, inflammation, collagen deposition and scar tissue formation can cause blood vessels to stiffen, a process called vascular fibrosis. Though researchers have known that the hormone aldosterone (Aldo) plays a role in this process, the precise mechanisms have been poorly understood. Now, an...

2012-10-23 15:24:26

Foundation Recognizes 2012 Investigator Award Recipients at Annual Dinner CHICAGO, Oct. 23, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation (PFF) announced today that it is accepting letters of intent for its 2012 PFF Research Fund grants. Letters of intent will be accepted until Monday, November 26, 2012. One of the primary goals of the PFF Research Fund is to support research that will ultimately lead to successful therapies for pulmonary fibrosis (PF). As part...

2012-10-17 15:23:58

Breathe Benefit 2012 Honors Co-Founder and Acknowledges Grant Recipients CHICAGO, Oct. 17, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation's (PFF) annual dinner, Breathe Benefit 2012: Community Inspiring a Cure, was held on Saturday, October 13, 2012, and raised over $150,000. The money will be used to support the goals of the Foundation's mission which include finding a cure for idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), advocating for the pulmonary fibrosis (PF) community,...

2012-10-09 11:27:57

Conference Follows FDA Approval of Historic Drug to Treat Underlying Cause of CF - A Fatal Disease BETHESDA, Md., Oct. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In the largest meeting of its kind, nearly 4,000 doctors, scientists and clinicians from diverse disciplines will meet in Orlando, Fla., Oct. 11 - 13, 2012, to present the latest advancements in cystic fibrosis research, care and drug development. Highlighted topics of the 26th annual North American Cystic Fibrosis Conference include:...

2012-08-31 10:23:09

Foundation and Community Initiatives Offer Opportunities for Improving Patient Advocacy, Education, and Awareness in September CHICAGO, Aug. 31, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation (PFF) announced today that it is expanding its patient support group network to include the international pulmonary fibrosis (PF) community. The Foundation has partnered with Luca Richeldi, MD, Director and Founder of the Center for Rare Lung Diseases at the University...

2012-08-23 10:24:31

The Foundation Invites the Global Pulmonary Fibrosis Community to Join Together in an Evening of Raising Funds and Awareness while Honoring Those Making a Difference CHICAGO, Aug. 23, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation (PFF) announced today that it will host its annual dinner, Breathe Benefit 2012: Community Inspiring a Cure, on Saturday, October 13, 2012 at 6:30 p.m. (CDT). In an effort to include the international pulmonary fibrosis (PF) community, the...

2012-07-19 06:26:12

Guy Junker & Stan Savran Host Violet Rippy 5K Walk/Run for Second Year for the Coalition for Pulmonary Fibrosis PITTSBURGH, July 19, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Former Fox Sports Nets Co-Hosts Guy Junker and Stan Savran will join fellow Pittsburgh media celebrity Paul Alexander to host the Second Annual Violet Rippy 5K Walk/Run for Pulmonary Fibrosis. The event will be held at the North Shore Riverfront Park in Pittsburgh, PA on Saturday, August 11, 2012, and will benefit the...

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...

2012-07-11 23:00:08

MPN Research Foundation and The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Partner to Fund Concept Grants Chicago, IL & White Plains, NY (PRWEB) July 11, 2012 The MPN Research Foundation and the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society are proud to announce the winners of the MF Challenge. Winners of these one year concept grants focusing on fibrosis and myelofibrosis are: Ann Mullaly & Benjamin L. Ebert, of Brigham & Women´s Hospital Amit Verma and Zhizhuang Joe Zhao, of the Albert...