July 30, 2019 Congratulations to Lela Lackey (postdoc, Alain Laederach’s lab) for receiving a grant from “Alpha-1 Foundation” to study the effects of non-coding mutations on the expression of the Alpha-1-antitrypsin protein. Dr. Lackey will investigate novel variants in the UTRs of the messenger RNA coding for Alpha-1-antitrypsin protein thatContinue Reading

Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC, USA Abstract: Chronic physical illness is associated with significant vulnerability for emotional disorders. Some studies suggest anxiety and depression are common comorbidities in individuals with alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency (AATD). Many aspects of AATD contribute to quality ofContinue Reading

29th July 2019 Kelly McGillis, who played Tom Cruise’s love interest in “Top Gun,” claims she wasn’t asked to reprise her role in the sequel “Top Gun: Maverick.” In the 1986 original, McGillis’ character, Charlotte “Charlie” Blackwood, is not only Maverick’s lover, she’s also his flight instructor. Entertainment Tonight asked the actress if she’dContinue Reading