May 23, 2016 Comments Off

The US Alpha-1 Foundation announced its 2016 grant awardees on Monday, May 16 during a reception at the American Thoracic Society (ATS) International Conference in San Francisco.  The 14 grant recipients will receive

November 20, 2015 Comments Off

The Annual Alpha-1 Patient Conference took place again this year in the Marino Institute of Education in Drumcondra in Dublin on Friday 30th of October. Over 70 Alphas and their family members attended

February 11, 2015 Comments Off

On March 29, 2004 the Republic of Ireland became the first country in the world to implement a national workplace smoking ban. This legislation was comprehensive, banning smoking in workplaces including restaurants, bars

September 17, 2014 Comments Off

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

August 1, 2014 Comments Off

A dramatic decline in smoking rates has coincided with the introduction of plain-packaging laws in Australia. The daily smoking rate decreased from 15.1 per cent to 12.8 per cent between 2010 and 2013,

June 10, 2014 Comments Off

The national alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency (Alpha-1) registry of Ireland was established in 2005 to collect information on Alpha-1 individuals throughout the island of Ireland. The registry is a confidential database that records medical

May 20, 2014 Comments Off

Research performed and part-funded by Alpha-1 Foundation Ireland has shown that Ireland has one of the highest rates of Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency in the world. The study revealed 1 in 25 Irish individuals are

September 3, 2009 Comments Off

Since I was first diagnosed with Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency in January 1990 my life has been a bit of a roller coaster. (more…)