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    Cotey: Family Portrait All the Sweeter Because of One Son's Past

    Tuesday, January 11, 2011

    ST. PETERSBURG -- It's Friday, it's cold, and Matt Olver boots the ball up the sideline to cousin Blake Andrews, who dances with it a bit before finding an open teammate, who happens to be his brother BrandonBut the play is broken up, and the opposing team is counteringThis, of course, means its

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    Seppeltsfield Fundraiser May Become an Annual Event

    Tuesday, January 11, 2011

    Barossa musicians Jamie and Vicki Blechynden sincerely thank those who supported the recent fundraiser to assist their little girl TempeTempe’s Big Weekend was held on Sunday, December 12, 2010, to help raise money for the baby who was born with a rare genetic disorder know as Congenital Disorde

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    Luminary Night Supports Simsbury Child in Need of Liver Transplant

    Tuesday, January 11, 2011

    SIMSBURY -- Seven-year-old Paxton Holmes, nestled comfortably in his mother’s arms, shyly gave a “thumbs-up” sign, smiled and said that his evening had been “coolPaxton and his parents, Sarah and Jonathan Holmes, and his fraternal twin brother, Kiernan, had just returned from viewing the 1

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    Bristol Man Aims to Follow New Career After Illness

    Tuesday, January 11, 2011

    A Bristol man who was left with a unique voice after battling a rare disorder is using his distinctive tones to launch a new careerJonathan Fifield, from St Annes Park, is hoping to become a voice over artistThe 38-year-old has undergone extensive treatment for a tumour on his pituitary gland, wh

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    Kiley Smiles Through Rigors of Rare Disorder

    Tuesday, January 11, 2011

    Like many other families, the Andrascos of Lake Zurich enjoyed their Christmas holidayTheir 11-year-old son Ryan and nine-year-old daughter, Kiley enjoyed their time off from school, although Kiley likes school so much that she was happy to return after the New Year"I got an iPod f

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    Amgen and Xencor Enter Option Deal to Co-Develop Xencor's Novel Antibody for Autoimmune Diseases

    Monday, January 10, 2011

    THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. and MONROVIA, Calif. -- Amgen (Nasdaq: AMGN) and Xencor, Inc. announced today that they will collaborate to develop XmAb(R)5871, an Fc- engineered monoclonal antibody dually targeting CD19 and CD32bXmAb5871 is currently in late-stage preclinical development for the treatment

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    Nanocarriers Come Through

    Monday, January 10, 2011

    A new nanodelivery system is able to sneak cancer treatments past the defenses of drug-resistant tumor cells—offering hope to many cancer patients who benefit little from existing drug treatmentsResearchers at the University of Tokyo designed small soapy clusters of molecules, called micelles, t

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    Why 11/1/11 Is More Than Just an 11th Birthday to Keir

    Monday, January 10, 2011

    When Keir Platt celebrates his 11th birthday tomorrow — the 11th day of 2011 — it will mark a milestone his parents never thought they would seeThe youngster has a rare genetic disorder that affects the nervous system and cannot be curedIt robbed him of the ability to walk and talk at an earl

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    itX Raises $30K for Employee's Daughter

    Monday, January 10, 2011

    Distributor itX has raised $30,000 to help the family of an employee buy a customised wheelchair for their severely disabled daughter, SamanthaThe “Help Samantha” appeal started last November after she outgrew her baby pramThe distie will raise more money for home modifications including a li

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    Group Helps Visually Impaired Man Hit the Slopes

    Monday, January 10, 2011

    Nate Magit loves winter because he gets to ski, something that he thought had been taken away from him foreverMagit, of Crystal Lake, is visually impaired and has a rare eye disease called anterior ischemic optic neuropathy. He sees things at 20 feet that a person with normal vision could see at 3

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