. In such case, the inter- national filing date will be the date on which a timely filed correction is received by the receiving Office. >In applications filed on or after April 1, 2007, if the defect under PCT Article 11(1) is that the purported international application fails to contain a portion which on its face appears to be a description or claims, and if the application, on its initial receipt date, contained a priority claim and a proper incorpo- ration by reference statement, the initial receipt date may be retained as the international filing date if the submitted correction was completely contained in the earlier application. See PCT Rules and applications filed on or after April 1, 2007, if the application, on its initial receipt date, contained a pri- ority claim and a proper incorporation by reference statement, the initial receipt date may be retained as the international filing date if the submitted correction was completely contained in the earlier application. Again see PCT Rules and .<
Additional risk factors that have been associated with PCT include alcohol, certain infections such as hepatitis C or HIV, and drugs such as estrogens. Some studies have indicated that smoking is a risk factor for PCT in susceptible individuals. Less often, certain chemical exposures (. hexachlorobenzene), kidney dialysis, and lupus appear to be connected to the development of PCT. It is believed that these susceptibility factors reduce hepcidin in the body and consequently lead to iron accumulation in the liver. However, the exact relationship among most susceptibility factors with the development of symptoms in PCT is not fully understood. For example, alcohol clearly contributes to the development of the disorder in some cases, but PCT is not common in alcoholics. Most individuals with PCT have three or more susceptibility factors present.
After Linda’s tragic passing in an auto accident, her family and friends established a named endowment fund to honor the memory of her passion for the Pacific Crest Trail. Donations to the Linda Morris Fund of the PCT Endowment support the PCTA’s mission to protect, preserve and promote the Pacific Crest Trail.
“We were honored when Brian contacted us about setting up this fund,” said Liz Bergeron, Executive Director and CEO. “Linda’s spirit of adventure remains a gift for generations to come, ensuring that the trail she loved will be preserved for others who follow.”