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2012-02-28 13:00:00

Anything Goes' Julie Halston, Robert Creighton, and Surprise Guest Joel Grey Join Legendary Belter Darlene Love for Second Annual Broadway Belts for PFF! NEW YORK, Feb. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With honors ranging from the Rock'n'Roll Hall of Fame to the Tony Awards, Broadway's best performers gathered Monday night to raise awareness of the rare disease, pulmonary fibrosis, and honor the memory of Associated Press theater critic, Michael Kuchwara. Hosted by award-winning...

2012-02-23 10:00:00

Member Kitty Winterhalter Lopez Suffers from Pulmonary Fibrosis LARGO, Fla., Feb. 23, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Kitty Winterhalter Lopez has spent much of her life helping tennis tournaments become successful for the love of the game. Now, her tennis club and friends are holding an event weekend that will allow others to show their love for her and others suffering from a deadly lung disease. Lopez was diagnosed six months ago with Pulmonary Fibrosis (PF), a disease with no...

2012-02-16 07:00:00

LA JOLLA, Calif., Feb. 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Regulus Therapeutics Inc., a biopharmaceutical company leading the discovery and development of innovative medicines targeting microRNAs, today announced that new preclinical data investigating the role of microRNA-21 (miR-21) in the treatment of kidney fibrosis has been published in the journal Science Translational Medicine. Regulus' lead program for fibrosis targets miR-21, which is up-regulated in fibrotic tissues of humans. Previous...

2012-01-27 10:41:44

The lung clearance index (LCI) is a sensitive non-invasive marker of early lung disease in young children with cystic fibrosis (CF), according to a new study from Australian researchers. "We found that LCI is elevated early in children with CF, especially in the presence of airway inflammation and Pseudomonas aeruginosa," said Yvonne Belessis, MBBS, MPH, PhD, respiratory staff specialist at the Sydney Children's Hospital. "LCI may not only be a marker of early CF lung disease, but may be...

2012-01-26 09:30:00

Effort Supports the Coalition for Pulmonary Fibrosis POTOMAC FALLS, Va., Jan. 26, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Catherine Goodrum has been afraid of being in open water most of her life. In an effort to overcome her fear, Goodrum joined a Total Immersion(TM) Women's Swim Camp in St. John, U.S. Virgin lslands and turned the experience into a tribute to her father who died from Pulmonary Fibrosis (PF) in 2009. Goodrum swam a total of nine miles during the camp and used her personal...

2012-01-10 23:47:12

More precise diagnostic algorithm reduces need for liver biopsy A new classification for diagnosing fibrosis in patients with chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) has shown to be as accurate as currently used algorithms, but required no further liver biopsy. The study appearing in the January issue of Hepatology, a journal published by Wiley-Blackwell on behalf of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases, details a method that synchronously combines two fibrosis tests, providing...

2012-01-05 15:00:00

BRISBANE, Calif., Jan. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- InterMune, Inc. (NASDAQ: ITMN) today announced that Dan Welch, Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President of InterMune, will present at the 30th Annual J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference in San Francisco on January 11, 2012, at 12:30 p.m. EST / 9:30 a.m. PST. To access a live audio webcast of the presentation, investors and other interested parties may log on to the investor relations page of InterMune's corporate website at...

2012-01-04 07:00:00

BRISBANE, Calif., Jan. 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- InterMune, Inc. (NASDAQ: ITMN) today announced that it will report unaudited fourth quarter 2011 revenue related to sales of Esbriet® (pirfenidone) in Germany, as well as other metrics related to the Esbriet launch, prior to the open of the U.S. markets on Thursday, January 5, 2012. A live conference call and webcast will be hosted by InterMune at 8:30 a.m. Eastern time that same day. InterMune also plans to report additional efficacy and...

2011-12-22 08:30:00

Promo Pays Tribute to Mary Kay Director Lost to Pulmonary Fibrosis CULVER CITY, Calif., Dec. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Coalition for Pulmonary Fibrosis (CPF) announced today the launch of the first campaign to raise funds for Pulmonary Fibrosis (PF) while paying tribute to a Mary Kay independent sales director who lost her fight to PF at the age of 45. The "Lips for a Cure" campaign kicks off today and runs through February 29, 2012. (To view ad, visit:...

2011-12-15 12:50:00

Actress to Lead New Awareness Campaign, Chair CPF's Daughters of PF program HOLLYWOOD, Calif., Dec. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Motion Picture and television actress Rose McGowan, perhaps best known for her roles on TV's long-running, Charmed, and the 2011 motion picture, Conan the Barbarian, among others, is taking a lead role in a profound real life drama. In 2009, she lost her father, artist Daniel McGowan, to Pulmonary Fibrosis (PF), an incurable lung disease that has no...