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Cystic Fibrosis

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  • Cystic fibrosis drug ivacaftor offers patients new hope

    Cystic fibrosis drug ivacaftor offers patients new hope
    All her life, Lindsay Shipp knew that she was dying. As a baby, she would cry after eating, and salt collected on her forehead. The diagnosis was cystic fibrosis, an incurable genetic disease that, at the time, meant a life expectancy of 18 years. The...
  • Cystic fibrosis drug changes woman's life, revives Broadway dreams

    Cystic fibrosis drug changes woman's life, revives Broadway dreams
    Lindsay Shipp just wanted to keep her lungs. When she was nine months old, Shipp was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis -- a genetic disease that, among other symptoms, causes thick mucus to form in the lungs. The life expectancy is 37, and most people who...
  • My Turn: Ready to celebrate a new hope for cystic fibrosis

    My Turn: Ready to celebrate a new hope for cystic fibrosis
    For years, a picture of Dr. Francis Collins, torn from the pages of a 1989 issue of Newsweek, held fast to our refrigerator door. Two red magnets placed him in the middle of Little League schedules, school rosters and Citizen of the Month certificates....
  • NEA Gives Arts Grants to 14 Connecticut Groups

    The National Edowment for the Arts announced 863 grant recipients comprised of organizations and individual writers across the country. The awards total $22.543 million, encompass 15 artistic disciplines and fields, and support projects in 47 states,...
  • Center helps give Jewish couples a genetic peace of mind

    Center helps give Jewish couples a genetic peace of mind
    For Ellie and Jeremy Forman, getting married involved much more than walking down the aisle in fancy garb and saying their "I do's" in front of family and friends this past July. Jeremy, 34, an entrepreneur, and Ellie, 29, a community relations...
  • High school Kiwanis make charity report

    High school Kiwanis make charity report
    Officers of the La CaƱada High School Kiwanis Builders Club recently joined members of the Noon Club to report on recent charitable activities. The students collected nearly 300 pounds of canned food items during its Thanksgiving Food Drive to help stock...
  • Russell Matthews, actor

    A faulty blackboard sealed Russell Matthew's acting fate. As he took the prop on stage during a skit, it immediately fell apart. "I took a chance to save face and ad-libbed a lament on the funding of our public school system," the Silver Spring...
  • Francis Joseph McNerney III, Mount St. Joseph graduate

    Francis Joseph McNerney III, Mount St. Joseph graduate
    Francis Joseph McNerney III, a graduate of Mount St. Joseph High School where he was known as the Fighting Gael mascot, died Dec. 21 at the University of Maryland Medical Center from complications related to a lung transplant. The Canton resident was 23....
  • Finding their young and playful world

    Finding their young and playful world
    For those with cystic fibrosis, there's a litany of medicines to be taken every morning and night. For Rob and Paulette Montelone, it's triple the dosage as they distribute the medication to the three of their five children who have the disease. They...
  • Stair climbs: Getting a leg up

    Stair climbs: Getting a leg up
    I call Stan Schwartz a "stair-ologist." But he prefers a warmer, cuddlier term. "I'm a nerd," says the 52-year-old system analyst for the earthquake computer at Caltech. "I studied the staircase in this building like a bug under a microscope. I took...
  • Gene patent case could impact patients, research

    Gene patent case could impact patients, research
    Every time a woman is tested for gene mutations linked to significantly higher rates of breast and ovarian cancer, her blood is sent to a lab in Utah. That's because Salt Lake City-based Myriad Genetics Inc. owns the patents to the BRCA 1 and BRCA 2...