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Kathy Haduck receives Helen Chase Walsh Memorial Award

Kathy Haduck receives Helen Chase Walsh Memorial Award
Thursday, June 17, 2010
AlphaNet Coordinator Kathy Haduck of Blandburg, PA, was honored with the Helen Chase Walsh Memorial Award at the recent annual education conference of the Alpha-1 Association in Orlando, FL. The award is presented each year by the Walsh family to someone who demonstrates a love of life, courage and spirit in living with Alpha-1, and compassion for and service to others Haduck, who could not...
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Do you have the scoop on Alpha-1?

Thursday, June 17, 2010
Darin and Megan Chittick know exactly why it’s important to support Alpha-1 fundraisers. Their daughter, McKinley Chittick, who is now three years old, was diagnosed with Alpha-1 when she was just a month old. She developed severe jaundice at birth that lasted longer than usual. Because of the jaundice, she was given a blood test to see if she had Alpha-1. And she did. Now, McKinley...
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$1 million donation by Cadwgans to help Alpha-1 Foundation "find new therapies and ultimately, a cure"

$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 Cadwgan, Jr. explained the timing of the family’s donation for Alpha-1 research. It came up in a recent conversation between father and son: “My...
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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 conference of some 1,500 physicians. His subject was “Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency for Clinicians.” The Hungarian Respiratory Society...
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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 Award—Team Alpha-1 3rd annual George Washington Bridge Walk, New York/New Jersey, Joe Reidy and Lori Tartell Alpha-1 5K Walk, Miami, FL, Florida...
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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 trial evaluating alpha-1 antitrypsin protein to treat Type I diabetics. Type 1 diabetes, formerly called juvenile diabetes, is usually diagnosed in...
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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 tract is obstructed or little or no bile is secreted. Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency is an example of a cholestatic liver disease. CHILDREN is a...
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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 signed a definitive agreement through which Grifols will acquire Talecris for a combination of cash and newly-issued Grifols non-voting shares having an...
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