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Promising brain cancer trial given breakthrough status by FDA

60 Minutes and CBS News report on a new cancer treatment that has been granted breakthrough status by the FDA because of its startlingly good results. Molecular biologist Matthias Gromeier re-engineered a polio virus to fight glioblastoma. He made the virus unable to cause illness or replicate in normal cells. It can replicate in cancer cells, […]

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Annual NYS Police Officers’ Memorial Remembrance Ceremony recognizes fallen officers, including deaths from site-related illness

From New York State’s webpage The names of 26 police officers from New York State who made the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty were added to the black granite memorial at the Empire State Plaza in Albany on May 10 during NY’s annual Police Officers’ Memorial Remembrance Ceremony. Four New York State law enforcement […]

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Gov. announces $9M in state aid for 9/11 workers who suffered health problems

New York state will provide $9,000,000 to assist with medical expenses and lost wages of volunteers who developed illnesses from working at the site of the World Trade Center after the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. Glenn Blain reported in the New York Daily News that Governor Cuomo made this announcement on May 3, 2016. It is not […]

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