18th October 2020  Professor Gerry McElvaney (left), the study’s senior author and a consultant in Beaumont Hospital, and Professor Ger Curley (right) stand in front of the RCSI Education and Research Centre in Beaumont Hospital, Dublin.   Scientists have developed, for the first time, a score that can accurately predictContinue Reading

  RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK — Grifols, a global biotherapeutics company, has begun Phase 3 clinical trials in patients with COVID-19 with its therapeutic manufactured in Clayton. The Spanish company is testing its hyperimmune globulin for its safety, effectiveness and tolerability as a weapon to combat SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. SinceContinue Reading

RICHLAND, WA- The Wishing Star Foundation is a non-profit based out of Spokane that grants the wishes of children ages 3-21 with terminal, life threatening or medically complicated conditions. Friday the non-profit granted the wish of a young Richland girl named Oaklee McBride. Oaklee has Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency an inherited condition thatContinue Reading

[Warning: The below contains MAJOR spoilers for Season 16, Episode 15 of Grey’s Anatomy, “Snowblind.”] The blizzard isn’t the only disaster in this Grey’s Anatomy episode—Season 16, Episode 15 Hayes’ patient this week is Elisa, a 6-year-old with alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency—the same disorder that killed her older sister, one of Alex’s patients. ElisaContinue Reading

SHAPLEIGH (WGME) — A woman in need of a double lung transplant says she’s running out of time and blames a change in policy. Valarie Hale isn’t living life the way she’d like to. “I have an inherited disease, auto-immune disease, called Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency,” said Hale. It affects herContinue Reading