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13 hrs ago | GlobeNewswire

Galectin Therapeutics to Host Webcast to Discuss Findings From Cohort ...

Galectin Therapeutics , the leading developer of therapeutics that target galectin proteins to treat fibrosis and cancer, announced the Company will hold a webcast on Tuesday, July 29, 2014 at 8:30 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time to discuss the findings from cohort 2 of a Phase 1 clinical trial evaluating its galectin inhibitor GR-MD-02 in fatty liver ... (more)

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Related Topix: Pro-Pharmaceuticals, Medicine, Health, Healthcare Law, Law

Thu Jul 24, 2014

BioSpace

Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation Launches National PFF Ambassador Program

While launching today, PFF Ambassadors have already begun making an impact during speaking engagements, including last month during a Team PFF event in "The purpose of the PFF Ambassador program is to engage with the larger community and cover all aspects of disease education.

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Related Topix: Health, Kidney Cancer

Wed Jul 23, 2014

Boston.com

Tests suggest limitations to Vertex's cystic fibrosis treatment

Investors and patients were exuberant last month when Vertex Pharmaceuticals released results from clinical trials showing that cystic fibrosis patients' lung function improved on an experimental two-drug regimen.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Cystic Fibrosis, Health, Vertex, Biotech, Vertex Pharmaceuticals, Healthcare Industry, Healthcare Law, Food and Drug Administration, Law

HON

Cystic Fibrosis Drug Combo May Be Less Effective Than Hoped

A powerful drug combo may not be as effective against cystic fibrosis as previously thought.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Cystic Fibrosis, Health, Cell Biology, Biology, Science, North Carolina, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, Genetics

Tue Jul 22, 2014

Inside Self-Storage

Guardian Storage Marketing Director Raises Funds for Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

Christina Alvino, marketing manager for Guardian Storage, a self-storage operator with properties in Colorado and Pennsylvania, has been named as one of Pittsburgh's 50 Finest for 2014, a group that will raise money to benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation .

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Related Topix: Medicine, Cystic Fibrosis, Health, Marketing, Charitable Organizations, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Non-Profit, Genetics

BioSpace

Galectin Therapeutics Announces First Patient Dosed In Cohort 1 Of...

Galectin Therapeutics Inc. , the leading developer of therapeutics that target galectin proteins to treat fibrosis and cancer, today announced that the first patient has been dosed in cohort 1 of the Company's Phase 1B clinical trial evaluating GR-MD-02 in combination with ipilimumab in patients with metastatic melanoma.

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Related Topix: Health, Skin Cancer, Immunology, Biology, Science, Oncology

Mon Jul 21, 2014

BioSpace

iBio, Inc. Appoints To Clinical Advisory Board

Dr. Silver is one of the world's leaders in clinical care and investigation of systemic sclerosis and scleroderma-like conditions.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Rheumatology

The Times-Picayune

Grapes & Grain event offers fine wine and beer to benefit Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

With red or white, blush, bubbly, or brew, guests will make a toast to health August 1 at the Grapes & Grain Fine Wine and Craft Beer Tasting.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Cystic Fibrosis, Health, Wine, Drink, Charitable Organizations, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Beer

Canada.com

New cystic fibrosis drug shows great promise

CLOSEUP of new miracle CF drug that costs $300,000 a year in front of all the other drugs and inhalers etc.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Cystic Fibrosis, Health, Health Insurance, Genetics

Scientific American

Cystic Fibrosis Might Be Two Diseases

The CFTR protein forms a tunnel that crosses a cell's membrane , allowing chloride or bicarbonate ions to pass through.

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Related Topix: Cystic Fibrosis, Medicine, Health, Pancreatitis

Sat Jul 19, 2014

Marysville Globe

Tulalip Great Strides raises $44K for cystic fibrosis

More than 300 walkers turned out to help raise $44,000 and counting for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation during the Tulalip Great Strides Walk July 12. Anna Lester, development manager for the Washington and Alaska chapter of CFF, explained that the top three teams in the Tulalip walk's sixth year generated nearly $20,000.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Cystic Fibrosis, Health, Charitable Organizations, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

The Chronicle Herald

More energy, clearer airways: Cystic fibrosis drug working for Greenwood man

Tim Vallillee, who lives with a rare form of cystic fibrosis, says he has experienced new-found endurance and other huge health benefits since he started taking the drug Kalydeco in May. While that may not sound like a huge feat for many 46-year-old men, it is for Vallillee, who suffers from a rare form of cystic fibrosis.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Cystic Fibrosis, Health, North America, Canada, World News

Fri Jul 18, 2014

Medical News

NC Senate plan to overhaul state Medicaid program draws fire from doctors and hospitals

The North Carolina plan was presented by state senators during a Wednesday meeting of the Senate Rules and Operations Committee.

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Related Topix: Medicaid, Health, North Carolina, Medicine, Cystic Fibrosis, California, California Government

Wed Jul 16, 2014

Wall Street Journal

A Costly Drug Is Denied, And Medicaid Takes Heat

LITTLE ROCK, Ark.-Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc.'s $300,000-a-year cystic-fibrosis drug has sparked a legal battle here, where the state's Medicaid program is restricting access to the expensive therapy.

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Related Topix: Little Rock, AR, Medicine, Cystic Fibrosis, Health

BayStreet.ca

FDA to Host Meeting on Patient Focused Drug Development for IPF

The FDA registered notice in the July 8, 2014 edition of the Federal Register that on September 26, 2014, the FDA is conducting a public meeting on Patient-Focused Drug Development for idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis .

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Marketing

Hispanic Business

Agile Nabs $1.5M NIH Grant for CF Therapy

The company's technology platform capitalizes on a chemical produced by the sea sponge to break up bacterial clumps called biofilms.

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Related Topix: Cystic Fibrosis, Medicine, Health

Mon Jul 14, 2014

Benzinga

Anthera Pharmaceuticals Announces Acquisition of Sollpura For...

Anthera Pharmaceuticals, Inc. today announced that it has acquired Sollpura , a novel investigational Pancreatic Enzyme Replacement Therapy from Eli Lilly and Company.

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Related Topix: Anthera Pharmaceuticals, Startups, Biotech, Medicine, Eli Lilly, Healthcare Industry, Cystic Fibrosis, Health, Nutrition, Healthcare Law, Law

Tyler Morning Telegraph

Teen fights for cystic fibrosis care, research

A Tyler teenager traveled to Washington, D.C., recently to advocate for drug research and health care for people with cystic fibrosis.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Cystic Fibrosis, Health, Family, Teenagers, Charitable Organizations, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

Connecticut Post

Boehringer awaits FDA approval of lung fibrosis drug

Two months after Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals said Phase III trials on a new drug called nintedanib reduced the rate of lost lung function, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has accepted the company's new drug application and given it a priority review designation.

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Related Topix: Food and Drug Administration, Medicine, Health

Greendale

A room of her own

Greendale's Hailee Hedstrom, 11, was asked that question by Make-A-Wish Wisconsin, and without hesitation, she chose a backyard clubhouse.

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Related Topix: Wisconsin, Medicine, Cystic Fibrosis, Health, Genetics

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