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Kamada to present results of inhaled Alpha-1 trial at ATS conference May 19

Kamada to present results of inhaled Alpha-1 trial at ATS conference May 19
Wednesday, May 6, 2015
Biopharmaceutical company Kamada will host a panel discussion titled “New Treatment Prospects for AATD Patients: Results from a Phase 2/3 Inhaled AAT Trial,” at the American Thoracic Society (ATS) 2015 International Conference, May 15-20, 2015 in Denver.  The panel discussion will take place noon to 2 p.m. Mountain Time on Tuesday, May 19, at the Westin Denver Downtown. It...
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NIH GRADS study seeking MZ, ZZ participants; hear discussion May 18 at ATS conference

Tuesday, May 5, 2015
The Genomic Research in Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency and Sarcoidosis (GRADS) program will be showcased during a session at the American Thoracic Society (ATS) 2015 International Conference, May 15-20 in Denver. The program, at 12:15 p.m....
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Arrowhead announces good initial safety results in study of potential Alpha-1 liver disease drug

Tuesday, May 5, 2015
Arrowhead Research Corporation, a biopharmaceutical company developing targeted RNAi therapeutics, on Tuesday announced that it completed dosing healthy volunteers and will begin dosing patients in an ongoing phase 1 study of ARC-AAT, the...
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20 years: Salute to support groups, caregivers

Monday, May 4, 2015
The Alpha-1 Foundation kicked off its 20th anniversary celebration on February 3. Each month throughout this year, we will highlight groups and people who have played significant roles in the Foundation’s growth and...
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Scaled-back 21st Century Cures bill that aims to speed drug approvals allays critics' concerns

Monday, May 4, 2015
21st Century Cures legislation that would have accelerated the pace of federal drug approvals in a way critics said threatened to erode patient safety was formally released April 30, in a scaled-back version with many of the most...
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Smart inhalers may help find asthma "hot spots" in U.S.

Monday, May 4, 2015
A high-tech medical study that used "smart" emergency inhalers to identify possible asthma hot spots in Louisville, KY, is moving into a second phase after showing it helped patients better control their illness while exploring ties to local air...
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Alpha-1 Hero Walk raises nearly $25,000 for Foundation research and programs, honors 'tough cookie' Charlotte Mattison

Monday, May 4, 2015
Early on April 25, the clouds cleared and the sun showed up along with 75 walkers, supporters and volunteers at the Alpha-1 Hero Walk. Held for the fifth year at Deep Run Park in Henrico, VA, the event raised nearly $25,000 for Alpha-1 Foundation...
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Patient assistance restored; Alphas to keep premium, co-pay aid for 2015

Thursday, April 30, 2015
There’s good news for the Alpha-1 community. The Alpha-1 Foundation and AlphaNet have been working with Patient Services, Inc. (PSI) to help Alpha-1 patients who have been faced with a reduction in assistance for their insurance premiums or...
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Join in the George Washington Bridge Walk on May 2

Thursday, April 30, 2015
The NY/NJ Alpha-1 Support Group, Alpha-1 Foundation, and James P. Mara Center for Lung Disease at Mount Sinai invite Alphas, friends and family to help raise awareness and funds for a cure at the 8th annual George Washington Bridge Walk on...
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Foundation to mark Emerald Anniversary at Celebration of Life on May 1

Thursday, April 30, 2015
Two years ago, the Alpha-1 Foundation commemorated the 50th anniversary of Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency’s discovery. This year marks another auspicious beginning: 20 years ago, the Foundation was created by three determined Alphas —...
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Meet and talk with Alpha-1 experts at patient-family forum May 16 during ATS conference in Denver

Wednesday, April 29, 2015
The Alpha-1 Foundation, a member of the American Thoracic Society Public Advisory Roundtable (ATS PAR), will participate in the Meet-the-Experts patient-family forum during ATS 2015 International Conference, May 15-20 in...
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BU Alpha-1 Center Director Darrell Kotton gets $1.74 million award for new lung facility

Wednesday, April 29, 2015
The Massachusetts Life Sciences Center (MLSC) has awarded $1.74 million to Boston University’s Center for Regenerative Medicine (CReM) to help build a new lung regeneration facility. The new facility, to be housed at CReM...
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Foundation to mark Emerald Anniversary at Celebration of Life on May 1

Wednesday, April 29, 2015
Two years ago, the Alpha-1 Foundation commemorated the 50th anniversary of Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency’s discovery. This year marks another auspicious beginning: 20 years ago, the Foundation was created by three determined Alphas —...
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