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2009-08-04 11:37:00

DANVERS, Mass., Aug. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Scleroderma Foundation applauds Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) for introducing S. 1545, the "Scleroderma Research and Awareness Act" in the United States Senate. This important legislation, co-sponsored by Senator Charles Schumer (D-NY), gives hope to the estimated 300,000 Americans and their families living with this devastating disease. Scleroderma is a chronic and disabling connective tissue disorder resulting from an...

2009-07-16 11:15:00

Governor Walker to join University of Utah doctor on "Good Things Utah" SAN JOSE, Calif., July 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Olene Walker has been interviewed by hundreds of reporters in her role as a politician, but an interview later this month will likely be the most compelling from the former Utah governor. Governor Walker, who served as Utah's governor from 2003 to 2005, will be sharing her personal struggle with a fatal lung disease. Pulmonary Fibrosis (PF), a disease that...

2009-07-16 08:00:00

DANVERS, Mass., July 16 /PRNewswire/ -- The Scleroderma Foundation, the nation's leading non-profit supporter of scleroderma research, is holding the Gateway to Hope 2009 National Patient Education Conference July 17-19, 2009 in St. Louis, Missouri. Scleroderma, an autoimmune disease without a known cure, affects an estimated 300,000 people in the U.S., making it as common as multiple sclerosis. Scleroderma causes collagen to build up in the tissues of the skin and in internal organs,...

2009-05-15 10:22:00

DANVERS, Mass., May 15 /PRNewswire/ -- The Scleroderma Foundation applauds Rep. Lois Capps (D-CA) and Rep. Vern Ehlers (R-MI) for introducing H.R. 2408, the "Scleroderma Research and Awareness Act" in the House of Representatives today. This bipartisan legislation gives hope to the estimated 300,000 Americans and their families living with this devastating disease. Scleroderma is a chronic and disabling connective tissue disorder resulting from an overproduction of collagen. The word...

2009-03-05 16:00:00

SAN FRANCISCO, March 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Scleroderma is an autoimmune disease that leads to thickening and severe scarring of skin as well as thickening and failure of internal organs, including the lungs, heart, kidneys and intestines. The disease -- which the Scleroderma Foundation estimates affects approximately 300,000 Americans -- can be fatal and there is no cure. A major and incapacitating complication of scleroderma is the development of ulcers on the patients' fingers and...

2008-12-04 08:30:00

SAN JOSE, Calif., Dec. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Music and civil rights icon Odetta succumbed December 2 as a result of multiple illnesses. One of them was pulmonary fibrosis (PF), an illness that relentlessly fills the lungs with scar tissue and suffocates its victims, and is one of the deadliest yet least well known diseases in the country. Despite being diagnosed with PF two years ago, a diagnosis that was essentially a death sentence, Odetta went on to perform extraordinary concerts...

2008-10-24 09:00:06

DANVERS, Mass., Oct. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- The Scleroderma Foundation, in conjunction with leading rheumatologists and pulmonary hypertension specialists, today announced the launch of the ECHO educational campaign to raise awareness of the increased risk of developing pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) among scleroderma patients, and to encourage healthcare professionals to conduct annual echocardiograms to ensure that PAH is diagnosed and treated early. PAH is a rare, life-threatening...

2008-08-26 00:00:38

By Jonathan Devin Antonella Ferreira of Southaven is a typical 11-year-old in many ways. She enjoys drawing, helps her schoolmates with Spanish words and likes to swim. But unlike other children her age, Ferreira faces daily challenges from a chronic condition, which she courageously fights by lending her own face to the cause. Ferreira's disability, scleroderma, includes physical debilitation on the right side of her body. Her right leg is 6 inches shorter than the other, and two...

2008-07-04 09:00:10

GeneraMedix has received approval from the FDA for its Epoprostenol for Injection 1.5mg new drug application. GeneraMedix's Epoprostenol for Injection 1.5mg is indicated for the long-term intravenous treatment of primary pulmonary hypertension and pulmonary hypertension associated with the scleroderma spectrum of disease in NYHA Class III and Class IV patients who do not respond adequately to conventional therapy. Ronald Quadrel, president and CEO of GeneraMedix, said: "The addition of...

2008-06-30 12:02:16

arGentis Pharmaceuticals, LLC announced today that the Phase II results using highly purified type 1 bovine collagen orally (now known as ARG201) in the treatment of diffuse cutaneous systemic sclerosis (scleroderma - SSc) have been published in the June issue of Arthritis & Rheumatism, a major peer-reviewed rheumatology research journal. Systemic sclerosis is an autoimmune disease causing widespread fibrosis of the skin and internal organs. ARG201 is an immunotherapy that induces low...


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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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