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2012-12-06 08:28:27

SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The nonprofit Scleroderma Research Foundation (SRF) welcomes Andrew Tager, MD to present "New Directions for Scleroderma Treatments: Understanding the Basis for Current Clinical Trials" on December 14, 2012 at 11 a.m. PST. This free webinar will describe current scleroderma clinical trials and new treatments on the horizon. Dr. Tager is Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, with appointments in the Center for...

2012-10-26 11:24:19

A Free Service Provided by the Scleroderma Research Foundation with support from Gilead Sciences and MedImmune SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 26, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The nonprofit Scleroderma Research Foundation (SRF) will welcome Roham Zamanian, MD, FCCP to present "Pulmonary Hypertension as a Complication of Scleroderma: A Guide for Patients and Caregivers" on October 30, 2012 at 11 a.m. PDT. This free webinar is intended to help viewers to better understand the disease as well as...

2012-10-10 19:22:18

Special Guests Include Late Night's Seth Herzog, Saturday night live's Seth Meyers, The Daily Show's John Oliver, Triumph The Insult Comic Dog and Others NEW YORK, Oct. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Bob Saget will host Cool Comedy - Hot Cuisine, the Scleroderma Research Foundation's (SRF) signature event on Monday, October 22 at Carolines on Broadway. Saget, an SRF Board Member who lost his sister to scleroderma, will be joined in the fundraising effort by comedians Seth Herzog...

2012-09-28 10:22:48

Support for People in Nebraska, Iowa and Eastern South Dakota DANVERS, Mass., Sept. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Scleroderma Foundation announced today that it has chartered a new chapter to help people living with scleroderma in the states of Iowa, Nebraska and eastern South Dakota. This means more support for individuals with the debilitating autoimmune illness in the central United States. The Scleroderma Foundation, Heartland Chapter is the Foundation's 24th chapter. It...

2012-09-27 10:25:41

Awards Given for Research, Humanitarian and Advocacy Efforts CULVER CITY, Calif., Sept. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Coalition for Pulmonary Fibrosis (CPF) proudly announces the winners of its three annual awards for distinguished service. Each honoree has made vital contributions to the effort to fight Pulmonary Fibrosis (PF) - in research, humanitarian and advocacy efforts. This year's recipients are Senator Christopher Coons (D-DE) who is lead sponsor of PF legislation in...

2012-06-12 06:26:18

A Free, Live Webinar Hosted by the Scleroderma Research Foundation on June 28, 2012 SAN FRANCISCO, June 12, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Scleroderma Research Foundation (SRF) welcomes actor, comedian and Foundation Board Member Bob Saget to talk candidly about his involvement with scleroderma and the organization dedicated exclusively to finding a cure. The free one-hour webinar is not just for patients but also for those who may know someone with the disease or are...

2012-06-12 02:24:44

Local Foundation plans Walk for Cure SAN DIEGO, June 12, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- San Diego mayor Jerry Sanders has released a proclamation declaring that June is Scleroderma Awareness Month. Local leadership is working with the Scleroderma Foundation, Greater San Diego Chapter, to bring awareness and attention to this often debilitating disease. The Scleroderma Foundation hopes to raise funds to support research, awareness, and education about the disease during its annual...

2012-05-31 11:39:24

Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine have identified an agent that in lab tests protected the skin and lungs from fibrosis, a process that can ultimately end in organ failure and even death because the damaged tissue becomes scarred and can no longer function properly. The findings were published today in Science Translational Medicine. There are no effective therapies for life-threatening illnesses such as idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis and systemic sclerosis,...

2012-05-30 10:24:56

Key Peptide that Blocks Skin, Lung Fibrosis Could Improve Mortality Rates DANVERS, Mass., May 30, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A member of the Scleroderma Foundation's Board of Directors has led a team of researchers who have identified a peptide that can block fibrosis of the skin and lungs, according to a report published today. "Lung fibrosis currently is the number one cause of death in patients with scleroderma," said the report's senior author Carol A. Feghali-Bostwick, Ph.D....

2012-05-22 14:21:08

Greater San Diego Chapter of Scleroderma Foundation Helps Launch Unique Video Campaign SAN DIEGO, May 22, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- San Diegans now have a national voice in raising awareness of scleroderma, a rare autoimmune disease. Through the "Walk for Cure" video awareness campaign, scleroderma supporters can share their personal reasons for taking part in Stepping Out to Cure Scleroderma walks via video messages. Some messages will be inspirational, some touching, some...