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$1 million donation by Cadwgans to help Alpha-1 Foundation "find new therapies and ultimately, a cure"

Wednesday, June 16, 2010
Ruth and Gordon E. Cadwgan, Jr., made a surprise announcement at this past weekend’s national education conference in Orlando: the donation of a million dollars to the Alpha-1 Foundation from themselves and Gordon Cadwgan, Sr. Gordon...
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Foundation scientific director receives "outstanding investigator" award from Hungarian Respiratory Society

Wednesday, June 16, 2010
SOPRON, HUNGARY—Alpha-1 Foundation Scientific Director Adam Wanner, MD, recently received the “Outstanding Investigator Award” from the Hungarian Respiratory Society at its biennial meeting. Wanner gave the keynote speech at the...
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Foundation presents Building Friends for a Cure awards

Monday, June 14, 2010
ORLANDO, FL—The Alpha-1 Foundation presented its Building Friends for a Cure awards Friday evening during the Alpha-1 Association’s annual educational conference. The Alpha-1 Foundation presented awards to the following. All-Star...
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Alpha-1 protein to be tested as treatment for Type 1 diabetes

Wednesday, June 9, 2010
MarketWire DENVER, CO—Omni Bio Pharmaceutical, Inc. announced that the Barbara Davis Center for Childhood Diabetes has received regulatory clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to initiate a Phase I and II clinical...
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Childhood liver disease studies enrolling patients; some travel funds available to eligible families

Tuesday, June 8, 2010
The Childhood Liver Disease Research and Education Network (ChiLDREN) is enrolling children now for vital research studies on cholestatic liver diseases of children. In cholestatic liver disease, the flow of bile from the liver into the digestive...
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Grifols, Talecris press release on planned acquisition

Monday, June 7, 2010
PR Newswire BARCELONA, Spain and RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC—Grifols a global healthcare company and leading producer of plasma protein therapies, and Talecris, a US-based biotherapeutics products company, today announced that they have...
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Spanish company Grifols to acquire Talecris for $3.4 billion

Monday, June 7, 2010
Reuters Spain’s Grifols has agreed to buy US-based Talecris Biotherapeutics, which makes plasma-based protein therapies, for $3.4 billion in a bold move to expand its business in blood products. Talecris is the manufacturer of Prolastin,...
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Marta Strock dies; one of first AlphaNet coordinators

Monday, June 7, 2010
Marta Strock was one of the first AlphaNet coordinators, and proud of it. “As an AlphaNet coordinator,” she told a magazine writer in 2004, “I have the opportunity to bring a wealth of knowledge about our disease to many Alphas...
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Anti-seizure drug improves liver disease in Alpha-1 mice

Friday, June 4, 2010
A note from Robert A. Sandhaus, MD, PhD, clinical director of the Alpha-1 Foundation and medical director of AlphaNet: In the interest of presenting the latest information to our Alpha-1 community, the following press release has been posted...
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Whom to test, whom to treat, for Alpha-1?

Friday, June 4, 2010
An examination of the current issues in testing and treating for Alpha-1 has been published by Robert A. Sandhaus, MD, PhD, in the journal Seminars in Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. Sandhaus is clinical director of the Alpha-1...
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