What is Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency?
A HEREDITARY CONDITION which may result in serious lung disease in adults and/or liver disease in infants, children & adults.

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Alpha-1 Association members approve merger with Foundation

The membership of the Alpha-1 Association approved the organization’s merger into the Alpha-1 Foundation by an overwhelming margin, Association Chair Henry Moehring announced Wednesday, April 16.

The vote, with 426 ballots submitted, was 413 in favor and just 13 opposed, or a 97 percent favorable vote.

“This affirmation paves the way for uniting the Alpha-1 Association and the Alpha-1 Foundation to become a stronger Alpha-1 community under the banner of the Alpha-1 Foundation,” Moehring wrote in a letter to the membership.



Five-year study of Alpha-1 liver disease in adults now enrolling


A five-year, multi-center study of Alpha-1 liver disease in adults has enrolled its first participants and is actively recruiting Alphas to take part, says Alpha-1 researcher Jeffrey Teckman, MD, of the Saint Louis University School of Medicine, who is the study’s  read more…

NORD to honor Alpha-1 Foundation president with lifetime achievement award

Foundation President & CEO John Walsh

Alpha-1 Foundation President and co-founder John Walsh will be honored with a lifetime achievement award by the National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD) next month at its “Portraits of Courage” celebration in Washington, DC.

Walsh is the first recipient of the lifetime  read more…

Asthma, COPD may be linked to increased risk of bone loss

bone loss

People with asthma-related breathing problems may be at increased risk for bone loss, according to a new study.

The study, published online in the journal Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology March 20, examined the records of more than 7,000 adults  read more…

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