Research on Childhood Diseases by Entrepreneurs

Research on Childhood Diseases by Entrepreneurs
Research on Childhood Diseases by Entrepreneurs
Excerpt from Research on Childhood Diseases by Entrepreneurs: Hearing Before the Committee on Small Business, United States Senate, One Hundred Third Congress, Second Session Thursday, May 26, 1994Senate, Committee on Small Business, Washington, DC. The committee met, pursuant to notice, at10:04 a.m., in room Sr-428A, Russell Senate Office Building, Hon. Joseph I. Lieberman and Hon. John F.Kerry, jointly presiding. Opening Statement Of Hon. Joseph Lieberman, A U.S. Senator From The State Of Connecticut Senator Lieberman. Good morning, and welcome to the hearing. Todays hearing is designed to look at research being done by a really vibrant new industry; research which is aimed at finding cures and treatments for childhood diseases. These kinds of diseases that we are talking about cystic fibrosis, epilepsy, leukemia really strike fear into the hearts of parents. We have one of those parents here today. Boomer Esiason is, obviously, known as a great football player; but he really is here today as a parent. I think he is also someone who knows that it does not take half the courage to stand up to a Dallas Cowboys blitz as it does to battle a disease like cystic fibrosis. We are very grateful that you are here, and we look forward to your testimony. Last Fridays Wall Street Journal summed up the industry that is working on these cures and treatments, the biotechnology industry, as great science and risky business. And, in a way, we have structured this hearing today in just that form: The first panel looks at the great science, the amazing leaps forward in biotechnology, and the promise those discoveries hold for curing the dreaded diseases of childhood. The second panel examines the risky business, the daunting obstacles that stand in the way of translating the promise of biotechnology into the reality of healthier lives for our kids. In the first panel, we are going to focus on cystic fibrosis, a disease many believe can be cured through gene therapy. By replacing sick genes with healthy genes, scientists can bring about a true miracle of medicine. Gene therapy has already been successfully used to cure children born with immune syndromes, otherwise known as bubble babies.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.comThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.Эта книга будет изготовлена в соответствии с Вашим заказом по технологии Print-on-Demand компанией ООО «Книга по Требованию». Print-on-Demand - это технология печати книг по Вашему заказу на цифровом типографском оборудовании. Книга, произведенная по технологии Print-on-Demand (POD) представляет собой классическую печатную книгу с соблюдением всех стандартов качества, от офсетной бумаги и плотного картона до качественного клея, используемого при изготовлении. Черно-белая текстовая или полноцветная иллюстрированная книга (в зависимости от исходного файла, подготовленного к печати) может быть изготовлена в разных вариантах: - в мягкой обложке (Клеевое Бесшвейное Скрепление); - скрепление скобой (для книг с небольшим количеством страниц); - в твердом переплете с клееным текстовым блоком; Материалы, используемые при производстве книги: - бумага текстового блока - офсетная (белая или кремовая) 80 г/м2 - мягкая обложка - бумага мелованная 250 г/м2; - ламинация обложки - матовая или глянцевая; - твердый переплет - картон 2 мм, каптал, белые форзацы, прямой корешок - сверхпрочный полимерный клей; - каждая книга упакована в термопленку. Каждый заказ обрабатывается в индивидуальном порядке: каждой книге, напечатанной по технологии Print-on-Demand, присваивается уникальный номер.