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By Los Angeles Times | December 4, 1992
WASHINGTON -- A scientific panel gave its approva yesterday for experimental gene therapy for cystic fibrosis patients, marking the first time the revolutionary but still-developing technique will be tried against so prevalent and lethal a disease.The unanimous approval by the federal Recombinant DNA Advisory Committee underscores the accelerating pace of gene therapy experiments.Until now, they had been tried only against a handful of extremely rare genetic diseases and a few types of cancers for which there are no cures.
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ENTERTAINMENT
By Kit Waskom Pollard, For The Baltimore Sun | August 26, 2014
Collaboration is the word of the year in the Baltimore restaurant scene. Every month delivers new announcements about good-natured cooking competitions or chefs "popping up" in one another's restaurants. Baltimore's chefs work hard in their own kitchens, but they also have a great time getting out and playing with the rest of the local culinary community. Over the past few years, chefs say, as the city's food scene has blossomed, so have their relationships. For a handful of Baltimore chefs, the root of those friendships is in volunteering.
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By SLOANE BROWN | October 14, 2007
FLASHBACK TO THE 1940S AT THE SCOTTISH Rite, courtesy the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. The theme for this, the 15th annual Harbor Gala, was "Swanky Club Soiree." When guests entered the building, they were greeted with a glass of champagne and tunes from a trio of would-be Andrews Sisters. And when it was time for supper, they made their way downstairs to the ballroom, which was decked out in glamorous white linens and ostrich-feather centerpieces. But, what made those nightclubs -- like the Coconut Grove, Copacabana and Latin Quarter -- the "in" places in their day was the chi-chi crowd who went there.
SPORTS
By Aaron Dodson and The Baltimore Sun | July 8, 2014
Maryland senior offensive lineman Sal Conaboy was named to the 2014 Rimington Trophy Fall Watch List, the trophy committee announced Tuesday. The Rimington Trophy was first awarded in 2000 and is presented annually to the top center in the NCAA Division I Football Bowl Subdivision. The award is named after Dave Rimington, who was a consensus All-America center at the Nebraska in 1981 and 1982. A Clarks Summit, Pa., native, Conaboy started all 13 games for Maryland last season.
BUSINESS
By Michael Dresser and Michael Dresser,Staff Writer | August 13, 1993
Univax Biologics Inc., a Rockville-based biotechnology company, said yesterday that it has formed a partnership with Genzyme Corp. under which Genzyme will underwrite most of the costs of clinical trials to test a possible treatment for a respiratory infection that kills 95 percent of cystic fibrosis patients.Genzyme, based in Cambridge, Mass., will invest $5 million in Univax stock and will provide $6 million in payments to the Maryland company in return for marketing rights to HyperGAM+CF, a therapy for fighting the pseudomonas bacteria.
FEATURES
By Nestor Aparicio and Nestor Aparicio,Evening Sun Staff | September 27, 1990
IT'S HARD to pinpoint the best part about last night's Cystic Fibrosis benefit concert at Merriweather Post Pavilion.The four-hour marathon, hosted by local favorites The Hard Travelers, brought together a special group of talented musicians.The performers showed genuine concern for the cause -- a cure for Cystic Fibrosis. And the stellar country and folk music that came at a machine-gun pace sure didn't hurt, either.Seven acts performed throughout the evening, with short breaks and long sets.
NEWS
By Donna Koros Stramella and Donna Koros Stramella,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | May 10, 2000
TWELVE YEARS ago, thanks to the efforts of two dedicated mothers, the first Cystic Fibrosis Debra Klipsch Walk for a Cure was held at Glen Burnie High School. The fund-raiser was the idea of Debra, a young girl with cystic fibrosis who wanted to raise money for research. After suggesting the idea to her mother, Wanda Klipsch, she called another mother for support. Joan Rettaliata, assistant to the director of the Maryland CF Foundation -- and mother of two sons with cystic fibrosis -- signed on immediately.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen and Frederick N. Rasmussen,fred.rasmussen@baltsun.com | February 17, 2009
Stacy M. Danko, a retired registered nurse who was also a longtime cystic fibrosis survivor and a spokeswoman for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, died Friday of complications from the chronic disease at Johns Hopkins Hospital. The North Baltimore resident was 44. "Stacy's life was defined by her courage in dealing with the challenges of cystic fibrosis. She represented hope and optimism and the fact that hope sometimes is truly the best medicine," Dr. Robert J. Beall, president and chief executive officer of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, said yesterday.
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By Jonathan Bor and Jonathan Bor,SUN STAFF | October 21, 2001
Infections are the constant enemy of a child with cystic fibrosis. But one stands above the rest - threatening to clog the lungs, trigger furious coughing and make breathing impossible. Fortunately, an antibiotic in use since the 1980s has enabled children to survive many bouts of the infection, which goes by the name Pseudomonas aeruginoa. The drug is Cipro. Now, doctors say, overuse of Cipro by Americans frightened about anthrax could cripple the drug's ability to help patients - including those with cystic fibrosis - who desperately need for it to work.
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By Jonathan Bor and Jonathan Bor,Sun reporter | April 13, 2008
Two hours a day, Jeff Davis works at staying alive. He inhales a succession of medications, runs on a treadmill and sometimes performs breathing exercises that produce gurgly, crackling sounds. It's tedious work, crammed into a life that includes a full-time job as a machinist and leisure time with his wife and two young children in the horse country north of Westminster. But it has paid dividends: A generation ago, few people with cystic fibrosis lived past their teens - and Davis is 35. If there's a miracle in this story, it's that Davis is fairly typical, having soldiered through childhood with a closet full of medications and parents who spent untold hours thumping his torso to keep his lungs clear.
NEWS
By Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun | May 18, 2014
As thousands of Baltimore-area college students accept their diplomas this spring, many will have found themselves profoundly transformed by the experience. Members of the Class of 2014 include a woman with cystic fibrosis who was told she would never live to see graduation. One is a South African who had her son while in college and hopes to return home to teach schoolchildren with special needs. One will fly to Kenya this summer to finish work on a clean drinking water system. Another had a turbulent childhood in foster care and spent time in jail before joining a church and enrolling in college.
SPORTS
By Don Markus and The Baltimore Sun | April 10, 2014
Part of Friday's annual Red-White spring game at Maryland will involve fundraising for Uplifting Athletes, a non-profit organization that matches college football teams that raise money for medical research of rare diseases. The Terps are helping raise money for cystic fibrosis. Former Maryland star and current NFL analyst Boomer Esiason has a foundation to help research a disease that afflicts his 22-year-old son Gunnar.  “We're trying to get the players more involved.
NEWS
By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | December 20, 2013
Dr. Peter C. Maloney, an internationally known biochemist who was a professor of physiology and associate dean for graduate students at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, died Dec. 12 of cancer at his Bare Hills home. He was 72. "Peter was such a wonderful person who did everything with grace and fairness. He was beloved by everyone," said Dr. William B. Guggino, professor of physiology and vice chair for research in pediatrics at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Wesley Case, The Baltimore Sun | March 29, 2013
On Sunday, Towson's Recher Theatre will host its final concert, a charitable show titled "The Last Hurrah!" Fittingly, the venue will host more than 15 local bands for the all-day event. Bands scheduled to play include The Hint, American Diary, Thin Dark Line, Dropout Year, All Mighty Senators , Warren Boes/Andy Belt, Burning Rosewood, Shane from Valencia, Evan Michael, The Everlove/Adelphi, Hectic Red, Technicolor Minivan, Oh the Story, Brighter Shades, Rob Fahey & Pieces, Monday Night Social Club Band, Serena Miller & Riot, The Regal Begals and Ashes Remain.
EXPLORE
October 25, 2012
The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation named Andrew Robinson, of Carney, Kelehan, Bresler, Bennett and Scherr, a general practice law firm headquartered in Columbia, one of "Howard County's Finest Under 39. " He was honored for success in business, community leadership and fundraising commitment. As a member of the firm's real estate practice division, Robinson specializes in land-use, administrative and construction law. He assists clients with subdivision and condominium development, planning, zoning and commercial leasing.
NEWS
By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | January 4, 2011
Geoffrey W. Moore, a former computer programmer and linguist, died Friday from complications of cystic fibrosis at Gilchrist Hospice Care. The longtime Lake-Walker resident was 36. Mr. Moore was born in Detroit and moved in 1976 with his family to the city's Lake-Walker neighborhood. He attended Loyola High School and graduated in 1996 from Towson Catholic High School. He attended the University of Maryland, Baltimore County and the Johns Hopkins University. Dr. G. William Moore, a pathologist with the Baltimore Veterans Affairs Maryland Health Care System, said his son had a talent for languages and was fluent in Japanese, German and Latin.
NEWS
By Mary Gail Hare and Mary Gail Hare,SUN STAFF | April 13, 1997
Morgan A. Fogle is battling a fatal disease with the same determination she tackles school tasks and karate chops.The 6-year-old New Windsor girl is the 1997 calendar child for the state Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. The photograph of a robust, smiling Morgan pulling a puppy on a skateboard graces the cover on a brochure listing the organization's monthly fund-raisers."That picture told the whole story, and the foundation unanimously agreed it should be on the cover," said Joan Rettaliata, director of special events for the foundation.
NEWS
July 9, 2008
On Friday, July 4th, 2008, TRICIA BROOKE BOWLEY, cherished wife of Jeffrey Bennett Carlson, from complications of cystic fibrosis. Devoted stepmother of Christopher John Carlson and Caela Ann Carlson. Dear sister of Robert F. Bowley III. Daughter of Robert F. Bowley Jr. and Linda Waiting Prior. Treasured aunt of four. In lieu of flowers the family has requested a donation be made in Tricia's name to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation at 10155 York Road, Suite 101, Cockeysville, MD, 21030.
SPORTS
By Glenn Graham, The Baltimore Sun | June 2, 2010
One set a standard in his respective sport so high, few players in the entire country could match it. The other, a two-sport standout, equally excelled in both to enjoy a dominant senior year. Lake Clifton senior basketball star Josh Selby, rated the country's No. 1 prospect by Rivals.com, and South River senior Brooke Griffin, who earned All-Metro Player of the Year honors in field hockey and recently led the Seahawks to their first state crown in lacrosse, were named The Baltimore Sun's Male and Female Athletes of the Year at the 44 t h annual luncheon at the newspaper's downtown headquarters Wednesday afternoon.
FEATURES
By Sloane Brown Special to The Baltimore Sun | March 28, 2010
W hat turns the B&O Railroad Museum's roundhouse into a barn? A whole lot of rain. The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation planned for its annual Spring Swing party to be inside a Glyndon barn. But spring showers turned the barn's grounds into a muddy mess. The shindig's locale changed, but the evening's theme - "barn chic" - went on as planned. Several hundred guests milled around the old locomotives in their best farmhand bib-and-tucker, including all of the evening's co-chairs: Courtney and William Toomey , Amy and Mark Lavelle , Jamie and Charles Seymour , and Suzanne and Stuart Amos . Steve Geppi , Diamond Comics CEO, arrived in jeans and a sports jacket.
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