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Researchers from the Alpha One Foundation, the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland and Harvard University have made a major breakthrough in identifying people who have an increased risk of developing COPD (chronic

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The Irish Times, the Irish Examiner, the RTE website, the Evening Herald and several other newspapers have this week (January 13th) reported a new discovery by scientists based at the Royal College of

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Irish scientists based at Beaumont Hospital have been involved in a multicentre study to determine the first ever international standard for alpha-1 antitrypsin. This study will make it easier for research groups and

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A new study which was presented at the Irish Thoracic Society annual scientific meeting for 2008 held in Belfast in November highlighted the high prevalence of Alpha-1 in Ireland. (more…)

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Researchers from the Department of Medicine at RCSI Beaumont Hospital attended the American Thoracic Society Annual Conference 2008 recently to present some of their findings in the area of Alpha-1. (more…)

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Researchers in the Department of Medicine at RCSI Beaumont Hospital have been awarded a prestigious European award to study cells of the immune system from people with alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency (Alpha-1).European Alpha-1-Antitrypsin Laurell’s

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Monday, 24 November 2008 12:41 Health Research Board (HRB)/Medical Research Charities Group (MRCG) Project Description: Current treatments for AAT deficiency are based on augmentation therapy with recombinant or plasma-purified AAT and focus almost

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Monday, 24 November 2008 12:25 Poster presentations DA Bergin, Greene CM, Taggart CC, O’Neill SJ and McElvaney NG. Activation of the EGFR by Human Neutrophil Elastase. Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland Research

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We recently undertook a research project to identify the incidence of AATD in a representative sample of the general population of Ireland. This involved screening 1000 anonymised DNA samples for the presence of

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Alpha-1 antitrypsin (AAT) is an antiprotease produced chiefly by the liver. Alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency (AATD) is a genetic disorder characterised by low serum levels of AAT and is associated with lung and liver

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