Researchers from the Center for Regenerative Medicine (CReM) have assembled the largest repository of patient derived stem cells (iPSCs) from patients with alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency (AATD). “Our goal is to get these cells out to other researchers so that they will use them to ultimately help patients with AATD. ToContinue Reading

(Boston)–Using a combination of pluripotent stem cells (cells that can potentially produce any cell or tissue type) and machine learning (artificial intelligence that allows computers to learn automatically), researchers have improved how they generate lung cells. Using this technique, cells can be grown in a laboratory and stored for moreContinue Reading

Shirts with smart technology could be used in place of traditional laboratory equipment to measure lung function, and prove to be particularly useful in respiratory conditions such as asthma, cystic fibrosis, or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), new research suggests. The data were discussed in a presentation, titled “Tidal volumes during tasks ofContinue Reading

Ronald G. Crystal, MD, is chair of the department of genetic medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College in New York, where he has worked for 26 years. He is one of the pioneers of gene therapy. After training with W. French Anderson, he led some of the first in vivoContinue Reading

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

MIAMI and BOSTON, Jan. 31, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — The Alpha-1 Foundation celebrates the first granting of the John W. Walsh Translational Research Award in Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency, an honorable award named after John W. Walsh, co-founder of the Alpha-1 Foundation, a visionary man who dedicated his life’s work to finding a cure for Alpha-1 Antitrypsin DeficiencyContinue Reading