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Thal Pals #3

December 22, 2008 Written by Craig Butler. Art by John Thornton.   Copyright 2008 by Cooley’s Anemia Foundation Next episode to be posted: January 5, 2009 Funding for Thal Pals comes from an unrestricted educational grant from Novartis Pharmaceuticals.

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Call for Abstracts for Ninth Cooley's Anemia Symposium

December 17, 2008 – The Ninth Cooley’s Anemia Symposium, sponsored by the Cooley’s Anemia Foundation and the New York Academy of Sciences, has announced an August 14, 2009 deadline for submission of poster abstracts. The Symposium will be held October 21-24, 2009 in New York City and is organized by Elliott Vichinsky, MD and Ellis […]

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Get "Freezin' for a Reason" on March 14

December 17, 2008 – On March 14, 2009, the Southeast District of the New Jersey Elks will hold “Miracle Plunge II: Freezin’ for a Reason” to benefit CAF and the Elks Camp Moore. Participants will embrace the bracing (but hopefully thawed!) waters at 5th Avenue and Ocean in Belmar, NJ at noon that day.   […]

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NIH Announces Interventional Development (RAID) Pilot Program

December 16, 2008 – The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Roadmap has established a pilot program called the NIH-RAID Pilot (Rapid Access to Interventional Development), similar to the National Cancer Institute’s (NCI) RAID program, to make available, on a competitive basis, certain critical resources needed for the development of new small molecule therapeutic agents. This […]

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CAF Establishes New Gene Therapy RFA

December 16, 2008 – The Cooley’s Anemia Foundation announces a new RFA in the area of gene therapy for thalassemia. The purpose of this initiative is to speed the application of recent translational advances in gene therapy to clinical trials.  The foundation recognizes that there are many key areas worthy of support in the search […]

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Clinical Trials: Why They Are Important for You

December 6, 2008 – In a couple of weeks we’ll all be headed into the whirlwind of activity that comes with the winter holidays and the end of the year. Before you get too caught up in all that wonderful but exhausting activity, CAF wants to ask all thalassemia patients to take some time to […]

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Thal Pals -Episode 2

THAL PALS                                 Text: Craig Butler     Art: John Thornton         Copyright 2008 Cooley’s Anemia Foundation Currrent episode (December 8, 2008) Funding for Thal Pals comes from an unrestricted educational grant from Novartis Pharmaceuticals.

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CAF Comic Strip Debuts

November 24, 2008 – CAF launches its new online comic strip, “Thal Pals,” today.  The first episode of the strip can be seen below.  New episodes will be posted every other Monday.  (Story continues after comic strip.) THAL PALS                                 Text: Craig Butler     Art: John Thornton         Copyright 2008 Cooley’s Anemia Foundation  Written by CAF National Communications Director Craig […]

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Arthur Bank Book on Thalassemia to Be Published

November 17, 2008 – Arthur Bank, Professor Emeritus of Medicine and of Genetics and Development at Columbia University and a longtime leader in thalassemia research, has written a new book, “Turning Blood Red: The Fight for Life in Cooley’s Anemia,” which is being published by World Scientific Books.    Below, Dr. Bank answers some questions about […]

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CAF Medical Research Grants and Fellowships Available

November 4, 2008 – COOLEY’S ANEMIA FOUNDATION RFA FOR TRANSLATIONAL RESEARCH IN ADULT THALASSEMIA And RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP APPLICATIONS  The Cooley’s Anemia Foundation is accepting applications in both its translational research in adult thalassemia program and its medical research fellowship program.  RFA FOR TRANSLATIONAL RESEARCH IN ADULT THALASSEMIA The Cooley’s Anemia Foundation invites national and international […]

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