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Nvidia identifies the top 5 AI startups for social impact

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Nvidia is on a quest to find the best “social impact” artificial intelligence startups as part a program called Nvidia Inception, which is screening more than 600 entrants to cull the best AI startups in three big categories. We wrote about the first four candidates for the hottest emerging startup on Friday and the five most-disruptive startups on Sunday morning. ... Read More
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With federal funding in doubt, SBU Charity Gala scores

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By GREGORY ZELLER // The Stony Brook Foundation’s message on scientific research: If you want it done, do it yourself. With scientists around the nation marching against President Donald Trump’s plans to eliminate federal funding for thousands of laboratory-research programs, the foundation – a registered 501(c)3 and the university’s philanthropic backbone – took matters into its own hands this week. In recognition of his dedication to cancer research, former Vice President Joseph Biden was the guest of honor at Stony Brook University’s annual Charity Gala, hosted by the foundation April 20 at Ch... Read More
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Greece's tireless king of slapstick comedy dies at 66

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(AP) -- Stathis Psaltis, the gaunt, hyperactive Greek actor who gained a large following starring in dozens of low-budget comedy movies, has died in an Athens hospital. He was 66. A statement from the state-run Agios Savvas hospital said Psaltis died Friday after being hospitalized five weeks ago for cancer treatment. Psaltis churned out as many as four movies a year at the peak of... Content Preview This content is exclusive for Optimum, Time Warner® and Comcast® customers with access to News 12. Already registered or an Optimum customer?Log in ... Read More
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Can mobile phones give you a brain tumor? An Italian court just ruled yes.

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“Does the radiation from mobile phones increase your changes of getting cancer?” is a question that has abounded since the earliest days of the technology, long before Apple and Google arrived on the scene. But an Italian court has just thrown its weight behind one man who argued that his benign brain tumor was caused by prolonged use of his mobile phone. 57-year-old Roberto Romeo told the court that he used a mobile phone for several hours a day at work over 15 years, according to a report by Agence France-Presse (AFP). “I started to have the feeling of my right ea... Read More
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Medical marijuana home deliveries expand to NYC, Long Island

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(AP) -- A medical marijuana company is set to roll out a home delivery service in New York City and Long Island. Vireo Health of New York will begin deliveries Friday to patients in Brooklyn, Queens, Nassau and parts of Suffolk County who suffer from debilitating diseases, such as cancer and Lou Gehrig's disease. Vireo says deliveries will expand to Westchester, the Bronx, Manhattan,... Content Preview This content is exclusive for Optimum, Time Warner® and Comcast® customers with access to News 12. Already registered or an Optimum customer?Log in ... Read More
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Stony Brook University Gala Raises More Than $6.9 Million for Cancer Research and Scholarships

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(left to right)  Stony Brook President Samuel L. Stanley Jr., Joe Biden, James Simons and Richard Gelfond Stony Brook University Gala Raises More Than $6.9 Million for Cancer Research and Scholarships47th Vice President Joe Biden Honored for Cancer Research Advocacy ... Read More
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Under Trump, states may demand work for Medicaid

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Work requirements for Medicaid could lead to major changes in the social safety net under President Donald Trump. It sounds like a simple question: Should adults who are able to work be required to do so to get taxpayer provided health insurance? The federal-state Medicaid program for low-income and disabled people covers more than 70 million U.S. residents — about 1 in 5 — including an increasing number of working-age adults. In a break from past federal policy, the Health and Human Services department under Secretary Tom Price has already notified governors it stands ready to approve state waivers for “meritorious” programs that encourage work. Separately, an amendment to the still-stuck House GOP health ca... Read More
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Stony Brook University Gala Raises More Than $6.9 Million for Cancer Research and Student Scholarships

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Stony Brook University Gala Raises More Than $6.9 Million for Cancer Research and Student Scholarships 47th Vice President Joe Biden honored for cancer research advocacy In recognition of his dedication to the fight against cancer, Joseph R. Biden Jr., 47th Vice President of the United States of America, was honored at the Stars of Stony Brook, Stony Brook University’s annual fundraising gala at Chelsea Piers in Manhattan on Wednesday, April 19. Hosted by the Stony Brook Foundation, the Gala generates funds for student financial aid and a select academic area of excellence. This year, the University raised $6,946,000 in gifts and pledges including $2,051,000 for scholarships and $4,895,000 to suppor... Read More
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Two Physicians Recognized for Novel Work in Cancer, Antifungal Research Named to AAP

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Two Physicians Recognized for Novel Work in Cancer, Antifungal Research Named to AAP Stony Brook, New York – April 20, 2017  ̶  Stony Brook University School of Medicine physician-scientists Ute Moll, MD, and Maurizio Del Poeta, MD, have been elected into the prestigious Association of American Physicians (APP). The AAP recognizes individuals who have demonstrated outstanding professional achievement in the pursuit of medical knowledge and the advancement of clinical science through experimentation and discovery. Both physicians will be inducted as AAP members at the organization’s annual meeting in Chicag... Read More
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The replacements

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In the summer of 2014, Craig Diangelo thought he was on the path to an easy retirement. A veteran of the tech industry, Diangelo got his start as a COBOL programmer in the 1970s. Over the next four decades he learned dozens of new programming languages and kept up with the evolution of the sector from mainframe computers to PCs, from the early days of the web to the advent of cloud computing. He held a position as a senior advisor to the CTO at a major health insurance provider, then took a job as data storage specialist at regional utility Eversource Energy. He lived near his office in Berlin, Connecticut, made a six-figure salary, and was working toward a comfortable pension. And t... Read More
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ZappRx raises $25 million to help patients get specialty drugs faster

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ZappRx, which helps physicians and pharmacists better manage specialty prescription drugs for diseases like cancer, multiple sclerosis, and cystic fibrosis, announced today funding of $25 million, led by Qiming US Healthcare Fund. New investor GV (formerly Google Ventures) and existing investor SR One (the venture capital arm of GlaxoSmithKline) also joined. Many pharmacies still use the phone or the fax machine to exchange prescription information, methods that could be viewed as antiquated amid today’s digital mania. “ZappRx’s early research showed that it can take up to six weeks for patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) to receive their th... Read More
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Geneticists Fear Illumina’s Sequencers May Distort Results

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When biologist Rahul Sinha started his first independent research project at Stanford last January, he had a single-minded goal. He had just completed his post-doc in the lab of Irv Weissman, the Stanford biologist who helped launch the field of stem cells. They study the stem cells that form blood—the bone marrow-derived cells that help cancer patients recover after chemotherapy destroys their immune systems. Sinha wanted to find a true blood stem cell: one that hadn’t already started turning into a red blood cell, or a platelet, or an immune cell. A universal blood stem cell could reveal the path to all its progeny, helping scientists custom-make any blood cell a patient needed.For decades, researchers had been usin... Read More
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Atomwise launches research program to accelerate drug discovery with AI

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Atomwise, which uses artificial intelligence (AI) to accelerate drug discovery for diseases like Ebola, multiple sclerosis, and leukemia, today announced the launch of its Artificial Intelligence Molecular Screen (AIMS) program. The program is free and open to any university-affiliated scientist in the U.S. or Canada who is supported by a principal investigator and has the means to test molecules. “Our goal is to apply to healthcare the transformational performance that we’ve seen AI have in domains like self-driving cars, voice recognition, game playing, and language translation,” wrote Atomwise CEO Abraham Heifets, in an email to VentureBeat. Sinc... Read More
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Death and Taxes: Remembering an Old Friend from the Copydesk

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One of the rare pleasures in filing taxes is coming across receipts that evoke good times. Mine this year reminded me of my old New Yorker colleague Dotty Lobrano Guth.... Read More
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State Senator Kaminsky Sponsors Bill to Ban 1,4-Dioxane from Everyday Items

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The legislation seeks to reduce water contamination from consumer products. Albany, NY - April 18, 2017 - State Senator Todd Kaminsky, Ranking Member of the Environmental Conservation Committee, has sponsored legislation to ban the cancer-causing chemical 1,4-Dioxane from cosmetic and cleaning products. By banning 1,4-Dioxane - which easily dissolves in water - from these items, the bill seeks to reduce contamination of the drinking water supply. “In the absence of federal action on 1,4-Dioxane, New York has made some progress. Yet while we wait, more and more of this hazardous chemical is seeping ... Read More
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A Father’s Final Odyssey

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CreditIllustration by Golden Cosmos One January evening a few years ago, just before the beginning of the spring term in which I was going to be teaching an undergraduate seminar on the Odyssey, my father, ... Read More
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Bone Marrow Drive & Fundraiser To Support Sarina Vito, 18, Battling Leukemia

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On March 13th, Sarina Vito, an 18-year-old from Elwood, NY, was preparing for a weekend away with her mother Karen for her very first orientation as an incoming fall freshman at High Point University in North Carolina. Instead, the John Glenn High School senior’s entire world was flipped upside down with a devastating phone call: Sarina was diagnosed with acute myeloid (AML) leukemia—a cancer characterized by the production of a large number of abnormal white blood cells by the bone marrow. Immediately admitted into the Cohen Children’s Medical Center, Sarina will require a lifesaving bone marrow/stem cell transplant after her third round of... Read More
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Lawyers Working at Guantanamo Sue Pentagon Over Cancer Risk

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Published on Apr 17, 2017A group of lawyers who work at Guantanamo Bay have filed a lawsuit accusing the Pentagon of failing to properly inspect the facilities there for harmful carcinogens Category License Standard YouTube License ... Read More
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Thomas Allison's “Molecular Movies” Concept Takes Home Stony Brook's $200K Discovery Prize

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Thomas Allison’s “Molecular Movies” Concept Takes Home Stony Brook's $200K Discovery Prize Thomas Allison, holding his plaque after being named the 2017 Discovery Prize winner, with James H. Simons, Chairman of the Simons Foundation and one of the competition judges; and Samuel L. Stanley Jr., MD, President of Stony Brook University. Stony Brook, NY, April 14, 2017 – Thomas Allison, PhD, Assistan... Read More
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No. 207: Molecular Orbitals, Scooby Doo and why small business doesn’t like full employment

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TG it’s F: A great Friday, everybody. If you’re an observant Christian, enjoy your collations. Howard Taft became the first president to throw out an Opening Day baseball on this date in 1910. Chief execs tossed the ball from their seats until 1984, when Ronald Reagan took to the mound. Bill Clinton was the first president who managed to get a throw all the way to the catcher on the fly. Yikes: Brat Packer Anthony Michael Hall is 49 today. And HB2U, Ronald Stair. But first, this: The Federal Reserve was out with its annual survey of small businesses this week, and the numbers look good. More than 60 percent said they expect higher revenues this year and four of 10 small ... Read More
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With a little detective work, CRISPR can say what that infection is

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What Toronto Knows about Trump after Living through Rob Ford

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Mom writes heartbreaking tribute to 4-year-old son's final days

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This story originally appeared on Babble and is reprinted with permission.The bond between mother and child is unmatched in its power and strength. But sometimes you hear a story so heartbreakingly beautiful, it reminds you just how remarkable that connection really is.Nolan Scully lost his battle with cancer in February at just 4 years old. His mother Ruth wrote a tribute to her son on Facebook so that all of us who did not know him would get a chance to know how much lo... Read More
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Feinstein researchers eye brain-tumor breakthrough

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A common medication used to treat parasitic infections could leapfrog to the top of medical science’s brain-cancer arsenal. Pure scientific research funded by federal grants has led to this potential oncological breakthrough by the Feinstein Institute for Medical Research, the research-and-development division of the Northwell Health system. Marc Symons, a professor in the Feinstein Institute’s Karches Center for Oncology Research, is exploring the use of mebendazole –... Read More
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Surprise homecoming for 2-year-old New Jersey girl battling cancer

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MARLTON, New Jersey -- It was a very special day Wednesday in Marlton, New Jersey.Two-year-old Arianna spent more than the last year at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia battling a rare form of leukemia. Today she's well enough to come home, and her aunt, Sandi DiMarco, planned quite the surprise for the little girl and her parents.There was a lot of excitement before their arrival on Boswell Road. Decorations went up, a church group arrived dressed up as costumed characters, and a fire truck rolled into place."Her parents don't know. And it's going to be great," said DiMarco. Little Arianna was admitted to Children's Hospital in February of last year to receive treatment for a... Read More
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Michael Buble's son doing well after cancer treatment

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LOS ANGELES -- Michael Buble's wife says their 3-year-old son, Noah, is "well" following treatment for cancer in Los Angeles.Speaking at a press conference Monday in her native Argentina, actress, Luisana Lopilato said in Spanish that Noah has a long recovery ahead of him. She says the experience has made her value life more. The family last shared an update on Noah in February, when they said he was progressing well in his battle against the disease.The family announced Noah's cancer in November. They didn't say what type of cancer he has or when he was diagnosed.The couple also has another son, Elias, who turned 1 earlier this year. Buble is a Grammy-winning singer whose albums incl... Read More
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Get Set For Trump Revisions To Your Affordable Care Act Insurance

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Enlarge this image The Trump administration is proposing changes to Obamacare that the White House says should stabilize the insurance marketplace. But critics of the proposal see big bumps ahead for consumers... Read More
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Group seeks processed meat ban at 2 California districts

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(AP) -- An advocacy group sued the Los Angeles school district for serving hot dogs and other processed meats to students, arguing that they increase the risk of cancer, it was announced Wednesday. The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine filed the lawsuit Tuesday asking a court to ban the district from offering processed meats. It seeks the same ban for the Poway school district... Content Preview This content is exclusive for Optimum, Time Warner® and Comcast® customers with access to News 12. Already registered or an Optimum customer?Log in ... Read More
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Exclusive: Long Island woman distraught after dog put down without her knowledge

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FREEPORT, Long Island (WABC) -- A Long Island woman is distraught and heartbroken after she says her 13-year-old dog was euthanized after being picked up as a stray."Not even 24 hours and my dog was gone," Jessica De La Rosa said. "I can't do anything now to bring him back."De La Rosa tells Eyewitness News that her pet Oso got out of her yard on South Long Beach Avenue in Freeport late Friday morning. He did not have a collar or a microchip.De La Rosa said she tried calling all the local shelters but was unable to find him. The next morning, she called the Town of Hempstead animal shelter and was informed that Oso had been put down."Everyone's upset," she said. "They can't believe what really... Read More
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Stony Brook nets $60M World Trade Center care grant

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Stony Brook University has won a $60 million federal grant to help care for first responders who became ill due to the 2001 terrorist attack and cleanup efforts related to the World Trade Center. The Stony Brook University WTC Wellness Program, led by Dr.  Benjamin Luft, the Edmund D. Pellegrino Professor of Medicine at the Stony Brook University School of Medicine, will use the funds to serve nearly 10,000 patients. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health is providing the funds to run as well as help relocate the program this month to a larger clinical space in Stony Brook’s new specialty care facility in Commack. The funds also will help support t... Read More
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Seven Bridges Brings The Simons Foundation’s Genome Diversity Project Dataset to the Cloud

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CAMBRIDGE, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–April 12, 2017– Seven Bridges, the biomedical data analysis company, today announced that it has made the Simons Genome Diversity Project (SGDP) data... Read More
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Learning Arabic from Egypt’s Revolution

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The vocabulary lists for Arabic lessons reflected both the country’s shifting politics and its enduring difficulties.CreditIllustration by Luci Gutiérr... Read More
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Why this prostate cancer screening guideline just got reversed

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Five years ago, men aged 55 and over were advised not to undergo the common test for prostate cancer. Now those guidelines have changed, and men 55 to 69 are now being told that they should consider getting tested. William Brangham speaks with Dr. Kirsten Bibbins-Domingo, chair of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force.... Read More
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Stony Brook University gets $1 million gift

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Stony Brook University received a $1 million gift from George and Olga Tsunis to establish an endowed fellowship. The fellowship has been set up specifically to attract a highly qualified MD or PhD from Greece or of Greek descent, to pursue biomedical research at the university’s Cancer Center. The gift is a nod to the Tsunis’ pride in their Greek heritage as well as their commitment to fighting cancer. The goal of the fellowship, beyond attracting a well-qualified scholar, is to train physicians and scientists so they may return to Greece to help the country as it struggles economically. George Tsunis, who is the founder, chairman and chief executive officer of Chartwell Hotels, and his wife, Olga, are long-time... Read More
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What kind of pollutants are in New York City's waterways?

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NEW YORK -- Ever wondered what kind of pollutants are in the New York City waterways? Well, New York Harbor, the Hudson and East Rivers, Upper New York Bay, and Newtown Creek are teaming with plastic.In a recent study, the group NY/NJ Baykeeper estimated that NYC's waterways contain 165 million plastic particles. These particles come from such notable sources as plastic water bottles, bags, and cups that have broken down after being thrown into the water. As such, most plastic particles found in NYC's waterways are tiny specks. However, just because these particles are small doesn't mean they're harmless.For example, fish see these tiny plastic pieces and think they're food, which means not only are they ingesting... Read More
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Stony Brook WTC Wellness Program Receives $60 Million from NIOSH

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Benjamin Luft, MD Stony Brook, NY, April 11, 2017  – The  Stony Brook University WTC Wellness Program , led by Benjamin Luft, MD, the Edmund D. Pellegrino Professor of Medicine in the Stony Brook University School of Medicine, has received a ... Read More
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New Advice Issued for Prostate Cancer Screening

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Should middle-aged men get routine blood tests for prostate cancer? An influential health panel that once said no now says certain men may benefit as long as they understand the potential harms. (April 11)Subscribe for more Breaking News: http://smarturl.it/AssociatedPressGet updates and more Breaking News here: http://smarturl.it/APBreakingNewsThe Associated Press is the essential global news network, delivering fast, unbiased news from every corner of the ... Read More
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No, Companies Shouldn’t Pay Women to Freeze Their Eggs

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While sperm has been successfully frozen for decades, it wasn’t until 1999, when flash-freezing procedures were introduced, that eggs could also be stored in cryobanks. By 2012, the American Society for Reproductive Medicine had announced that the freezing of a woman’s own eggs for possible use later in life—otherwise known as “social freezing”—would no longer be considered experimental.... Read More
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A chewing gum that could save your life?

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FBN's Lauren Simonetti on a chewing gum being developed that could potentially detect cancer.... Read More
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'Dancing with the Stars' celebs relive their most memorable years

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LOS ANGELES -- It's become a popular and powerful tradition on "Dancing with the Stars" - the theme week "Most Memorable Year."Our dancers reflect back on a time in their lives that changed them - the good, the bad, the happy and the sad. The best news for this round: we see our first 10! And the bad? One more couple is faced with the dreaded elimination.Here's a recap of the night's scores, from highest to lowest: Rashad Jennings: 39 out of 40Not only did we see our first 10 of the season but we saw three of them! Rashad's contemporary routine took everyone's breath away. His memorable year was 2006, the year he says he learned the meaning of unconditional love. The back story is that... Read More
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Margaret Atwood, the Prophet of Dystopia

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When Margaret Atwood was in her twenties, an aunt shared with her a family legend about a possible seventeenth-century forebear: Mary Webster, whose neighbors, in the Puritan town of Hadley, Massachusetts, had accused her of witchcraft. “The townspeople didn’t like her, so they strung her up,” Atwood said recently. “But it was before the age of drop hanging, and she didn’t die. She dangled there all night, and in the morning, when they came to cut the body down, she was still alive.” Webster became known as Half-Hanged Mary. The maiden name of Atwood’s grandmother was Webster, and the family tree can be traced back to John Webster, the fifth g... Read More
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Dave Chappelle and Louis C.K. Confront a Changing World

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After years of minimally marketed sets, the comedian Dave Chappelle has returned with a Netflix special in which his best joke is himself.... Read More
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Pediatric Cancer Foundation Hosts 23rd Annual Walkathon on April 16 at NYC's Riverside Park

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NEW YORK -- On Sunday, April 16th, more than 500 walkers are expected to support Pediatric Cancer Foundation (PCF) at its 23rd Annual Give Hope Walk in Riverside Park.Every year more than 12,000 infants and children are diagnosed with cancer. The 5K Walk is happening to help shine a light on children and teenagers living with cancer and raise funds for scientific research. The NYC Give Hope Walk is one of many fundraisers sponsored by Mamaroneck-based Pediatric Cancer Foundation. WABC-TV meteorologist Jeff Smith will be the event's host and Z100 radio personality Shelley Rome will present the pre-event festivities. "The goal of our walk is ... Read More
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Fundraiser flop after problems turning trash into cash

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FREEHOLD, New Jersey (WABC) -- It went from a fundraiser's find to a frustrating flop. The problems started after a New Jersey company promised to turn trash into cash, but after hauling away thousands of pounds of rummage sale items, the promised checks weren't sent out until 7 On Your Side made a call.It was a win-win situation that may have saved Kerry Bretzius' life. Years ago, the husband and father desperately needed a way to lose weight. That's when Kerry and his wife saw the light: Running and raising money for Noah's Light Foundation. Kerry lost more than 100 pounds, and with each mile, the money he raised went to fight pediatric cancer. "It just kind of hit home with me," he said. "Ev... Read More
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Modeling Protein Interactions on Your Desktop

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Thanks to a Stony Brook University-led invention, researchers can model protein interactions on their desktops. Dima Kozakov, right, and Dzmitry Padhorny, co-author and graduate student, continue to work on ClusPro, the server that enables researchers worldwide to calculate and display protein interactions, as shown in the background based on color and shape patterns. A research team led through the Laufer Center for Physical and Quantitative Biology has created a user-friendly automated computer server that calculates complex computations of modeling protein interactions with a handful of clicks from a home computer. The resource, available... Read More
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Pricey Technology Is Keeping People Alive Who Don’t Want to Live

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Getty Images Some people just want to die. Not because they are trapped by depression, anxiety, public embarrassment, or financial ruin. No, these poor few have terminal illnesses. Faced with six months to live, and the knowledge that the majority of those 180 days will be bad ones, they seek a doctor’s prescription for an early death. Soon, terminal patients in California will ... Read More
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Meet the “rock star” of immunotherapy who's curing cancer – TechKnow

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Dr. Jim Allison's innovative gene therapy has produced a significant breakthrough that could lead to a cure for cancer.Watch the full episode: http://www.aljazeera.com/programmes/t...More from TechKnow on:Twitter - ... Read More
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The Conservative Pipeline to the Supreme Court

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Leonard Leo is now responsible for a third of the Supreme Court.CreditPhotograph by Mark Peterson / Redux for The New Yorker ... Read More
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5 ways AI is already making a difference in society

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By now, everyone and their grandparents are talking about machine learning and AI. Unfortunately, lately, many people have been questioning whether all this effort is worth it and some are worried about future job losses. Just yesterday at an event, someone asked me, “The world invested so much money into image recognition just so we could recognize a cat. What’s the point?” My response was, “Well, a machine recognizing a cat is the first step towards a machine detecting and recognizing a tumor.” If you ... Read More
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The brain cancer survivor and the doctor willing to operate when no one else would

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Instead of giving up, the brave survivor decided to blog, getting the attention of neurologist, Dr. Michael Sughrue.... Read More
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Meet The Millers: Reality TV’s Next Superstar Family

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Editor’s Note: The following is a pitch for a reality TV show based upon the most unique and ready-for-primetime Long Island family I’ve ever come across in my experience as a journalist. If any television producers are out there reading this, you’re welcome! TITLE Meet the Millers GENRE 13-episode half-hour reality series THEME Who’s the Boss meets The Real Housewives of Long Island; based on a quirky stay-at-home dad and the shenanigans the family gets into as he plans and executes various social charity-based parties. SETTING... Read More
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Curing Cancer – TechKnow

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In this episode of TechKnow, we look into the science of immunotherapy, which involves tricking the body’s immune system into attacking cancerous tumours. Donated T-cells are given an extra gene to make them target specific leukemia cells along with other genes which are disabled to stop them attacking their host. We also explore a promising cancer drug called Alemtuzumab. It cloaks the T-cells, making them invisible to the patient's immune system.More from TechKnow on:Twitter - ... Read More
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‘Celebrating life and hope for the future’ — the Third Annual Pink Pearl Gala

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Ann Cotten-DeGrasse, second from left, with Melanie McEvoy, left, Susan Ruffini and Martha Kennelly. Photo: Denise Civiletti The North Fork Breast Health Coalition honored the organization’s founders, Ann Cotten-DeGrasse and Antonio DeGrasse at the Third Annual Pink Pearl Gala last... Read More
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Kinky Cakes: Inside The World Of Adult Bakeries

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Enlarge this image Sweet n' Nasty molds hundreds of adult chocolates in house, including these handcuffs and keys — which are used to top bachelorettes' cakes or sold on their own with the phrase, "Eat your way out... Read More
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A PUBLIC MEETING FOR BARNUM ISLAND/HARBOR ISLE DRAINAGE IMPROVEMENTS

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Kids who dress up as superheroes have one major thing in common

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This story originally appeared on Babble and is reprinted with permission.For a long time, my son dressed up like the Hulk. Not here and there when the mood struck, either. Between the ages of 4 and 5, Henry donned his Hulk costume as if he had to. It was a calling, if you will. He was the Hulk. It made me giddy to watch his imagination run wild. He slept in his costume, wore it to preschool, and even showed it off at the grocery store. If it ripped, I just ordered him another.So naturally, when I ran across this great ... Read More
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Tearing Down Science’s Citation Paywall, One Link at a Time

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An illustration of cancer cells undergoing cytokinesis.Getty Images Every year the US government spends $5 billion on cancer research. That’s not counting outgoing Vice President Joe Biden’s $1 billion cancer moonshot, or private projects like Sean Parker’s $250 million cancer immunotherapy institute. And yet more than 8 million people still die every year from the disease—despite the frequent refrain that a cure is just around the corner. Exhi... Read More
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Pierce Brosnan opens up about life after losing wife, daughter to ovarian cancer

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Life hasn’t always been the most promising for Pierce Brosnan.Aside from working himself up to a wildly successful career in film, the Irish actor, 63, has struggled with several sorrows and setbacks stemming from his childhood up to today.Click here to read more: http://nydn.us/2nghZqsSubscribe to our channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/nydailynewsFollow us on Twitter: ... Read More
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In protein interactions, it’s the little things that count

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Fair warning to the protein complexes behind some of planet Earth’s most nefarious diseases, which have hid from mainstream researchers through decades of molecular science: Stony Brook University is coming for you. An SBU-led research team has created an automated computer server that calculates complex computations for modeling protein interactions. If that sounds like thick science, it is: Aside from water, proteins are the most abundant substance in living cells, and modeling their interactions with cellular functions is critical to understanding – and ultimately defeating – an enormous range of diseases. Understanding the rules by which proteins interact with cellular functions could enable researchers to design... Read More
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ITUS Presents at American Association of Cancer Research Conference

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ITUS Presents at American Association of Cancer Research Conference LOS ANGELES, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 04/06/17 -- ITUS Corporation ("ITUS") (NASDAQ: ITUS), a company using the power of the immune system to diagnose cancer, announced that its presentation at the American Association of Cancer Research conference in Washington, D.C. is now available. The presentation is highly technical in nature, and is geared to the scientific community. To receive an emailed copy of the presentation, please email us at AACRposter@ITUScorp.com and include your name, title, and contact information.... Read More
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7 On Your Side: Cancer patient needs help from a vexing valet

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NEW YORK (WABC) -- It was the case of a vexing valet, months after a cancer patient says a garage attendant caused hundreds in damage.The confounded car owner has gotten nothing but empty promises instead of payment.Multiple scrapes and deep scratches. At first Diane Ng didn't notice the damage on her brand new mini-van.The stomach cancer survivor had just come out of a preventative screening at a Midtown hospital when she noticed something strange in her vehicle.Nina: "What did you think happened?" Diane: "That's when I figured there had to be some sort of damage."She got out to inspect the outside of the car, saw all the scrapes and called the garage that valeted it, ... Read More
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FDA approves more drugs, and faster, than Europe, study says

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FILE - This undated image provided by Amgen Inc. shows the cholesterol-lowering drug Repatha. Contrary to some political claims, the FDA actually approved more drugs, including Repatha, and three months faster on average, than European regulators did over the last five years. Three researchers reviewed approvals in the U.S. and Europe and published their results Wednesday, April 5, 2017, in the New England Journal of Medicine. (Robert Dawson/Amgen via AP, File) (Credit: AP) (AP) ... Read More
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Innovations, advice abound in SBU’s 2017 Boot Camp

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By GREGORY ZELLER // These boots are made for talking – and now, several enterprising innovators have a firmer grasp on what to say, and how to say it, when it’s time to commercialize the Next Big Thing. Eight “idea champions” with entrepreneurial aspirations have completed Stony Brook University’s 2017 Innovation Boot Camp, a commercialization crash course that might not carry ideas directly to the promised land, but does give those inventors – mostly science types with little to no business acumen – a clearer picture of what it takes to go from the drawing board to the board room. The 10th-annual camp, a three-day exercise that culminated March 30 with the idea champions pitching their products and ... Read More
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ITUS Announces Closing of Rights Offering

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ITUS Announces Closing of Rights Offering LOS ANGELES, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 04/04/17 -- ITUS Corporation ("ITUS") (NASDAQ: ITUS), announced that its rights offering of common shares closed today, raising gross proceeds of approximately $4.7 million before payment of dealer manager fee and other expenses, through the issuance of 1,989,207 shares of common stock. Robert Berman, ITUS's President and CEO, stated, "Proceeds from the rights offering will enable us to continue the development of our Cchek™ cancer detection technology and assist us in meeting our corporate obligations. We are thankful to our shareholders that parti... Read More
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Schumer Urges Trump to Veto Resolution That Would Erase Privacy Rules Protecting the Most Sensitive Personal Information Stored on Your Computer or Cell Phone—Like Browsing History & Location; Senator Says Internet Providers Shouldn’t be Allowed to Gather, Sell Your Deeply Personal Info

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NEW YORK – U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today ramped up his call to stop critical consumer protections from being axed by publicly calling on President Trump to veto a resolution – shockingly passed by both the House and Senate this week – that rolls back critical broadband privacy regulations that were put in place by the Federal Communication Commission (FCC) to prevent internet service providers (ISPs) from collecting and selling personal sensitive information, like your health info, finances, social security number and more. ... Read More
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MANGANO DELIVERS 2017 STATE OF THE COUNTY ADDRESS FROM NASSAU VETERANS MEMORIAL COLISEUM

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Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano delivered the 2017 State of the County Address on Monday, April 3rd at the new Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum presented by NYCB. The County Executive showcased the newly transformed Coliseum, laid a path for the Islanders return and highlighted the ongoing construction of a new Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. The County Executive highlighted his success in attracting 25,000 new jobs and new employers, and consistently achieving the lowest unemployment rate in the region. New industries have emerged in cyber security and television and film production. To support the growing economy, the Mangano administration transformed vacant commercial real estate into 3,500 new housing opportunitie... Read More
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Modeling Protein Interactions Critical to Understanding Disease Now Simplified With Computer Server

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Modeling Protein Interactions Critical to Understanding Disease Now Simplified With Computer ServerStony Brook-led invention, featured in Nature Protocols, accessible to researchers worldwide Dima Kozakov, right, and Dzmitry Padhorny, co-author and graduate student, continue to work on ClusPro, the server that enables researchers worldwide to calculate and display protein interactions, as shown in the background based on color and shape patterns. ... Read More
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Death of a Dystopian

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David Crowley began keeping a journal in April of 2014. He was twenty-eight years old, and he lived in Apple Valley, Minnesota, with his wife, Komel, and their four-year-old daughter, Raniya. The journal was “a life report, since I suspect my feelings right now in nostalgia or reflection might be of value,” Crowley wrote. By the time he stopped making entries, seven months later, he had inadvertently created a psychological document of which very few examples are known. Crowley had been a soldier in Iraq and Afghanistan. Afterward, he had gone to film school, and in 2010 he began writing a script that he called “Gray State,” in which a totali... Read More
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LEGISLATOR KENNEDY ANNOUNCES THE NUMC MAMMOGRAPHY VAN IS COMING TO MASSAPEQUA PARK

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• Wednesday, May 10, 2017 • 8:45 AM to 12:00 Noon •Massapequa Park Village Hall – 151 Front St., Massapequa Park Nassau County Legislator James D. Kennedy is pleased to announce that the Nassau University Medical Center Mobile Mammography Van will be coming to Massapequa Park to provide breast cancer screenings for women over age forty. The screening will include a breast examination by a nurse, a mammography and instructions for breast self-examination. If it’s been at least a year since your last mammography and you are planning to receive an exam, you will need a prescription for the exam from your doctor (if you have insurance) and must provide any past exam films, if available. Women with health insuranc... Read More
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Legislator Dunne Announces the NUMC Mammography Van is Coming to Levittown

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• Thursday, April 27, 2017 • 8:45 AM to 12:00 Noon •St. Bernard’s Church – 3100 Hempstead Tpke., Levittown, NY 11756 Legislator Dennis Dunne, Sr. is pleased to announce that the Nassau University Medical Center Mobile Mammography Van will be coming to Levittown to provide breast cancer screenings for women over age forty. The screening will include a breast examination by a nurse, a mammography and instructions for breast self-examination. If it’s been at least a year since your last mammography and you are planning to receive an exam, you will need a prescription for the exam from your doctor (if you have insurance) and must provide any past exam films, if available. Women with health insurance will be req... Read More
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Seven Bridges Announces Strategic Partnership with Spatial Transcriptomics

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Relationship Aims to Advance Development of Innovative Tools for Visualizing and Analyzing Gene Expression within Tissue Samples CAMBRIDGE, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–April 4, 2017– Seven Bridges, the biomedical data analysis company, today announced an investment in ... Read More
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Electric Cap May Extend Lives of Brain Cancer Patients

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Scientists presented the results of a five-year study involving an electric cap used to treat brain cancer April 2 at an American Association for Cancer Research meeting in Washington D.C.... Read More
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Cancer Center Receives $40,000 From Ward Melville Heritage Organization

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(Photo Caption) Gloria Rocchio, fourth from left, President of the Ward Melville Heritage Organization, presents a check for $40,000 to Yusuf A. Hannun, MD, Director, Stony Brook Cancer Center, Vice Dean, Cancer Medicine, on Monday, March 27. The check represents proceeds raised from the 23rd Annual Walk for Beauty to benefit cancer research at Stony Brook Medicine. Standing at the far right are two cancer researchers, Dr. Jun Lin and Dr. Scott Powers, whose projects received funds raised from the 2015 Walk for Beauty. Joining the check presentation are from L to R, Dr. Lina Obeid, Dean for Research, Stony Brook University School of Medicine, Walk for Beauty Co-chairs, Suffolk County Legislat... Read More
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Study: Device Ups Life Spans of Cancer Patients

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Science fiction or reality? A wearable device that makes electric fields to fight cancer has improved survival for the first time in more than a decade for people with a deadly type of brain tumor, final results of a large study suggest. (April 3)Subscribe for more Breaking News: http://smarturl.it/AssociatedPressGet updates and more Breaking News here: ... Read More
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Woman Accused Of Lying About Cancer In Scam

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A 'sci-fi' cancer therapy fights brain tumors, study finds

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In this March 29, 2017 photo, Joyce Endresen wears an Optune therapy device for brain cancer, as she speaks on a phone at work in Aurora, Ill. She was diagnosed in December 2014 with Glioblastoma. She had two surgeries to remove the tumor as well as radiation and chemotherapy, but is now trying the new therapy that requires her to wear the electrodes on her head as much as possible. They create low intensity electric fields that disrupt cell reproduction, which makes the cells die. (AP Photo/Carrie Antlf... Read More
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Unconventional Wisdom from John Kominicki: Your Chromosomes Want to Pump You Up

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Some of the most interesting genetic research being performed today – including work at our own Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory and Stony Brook University – concerns telomeres, the protective caps on the ends of chromosomes, those thread-like strands that store our genetic information. Very simply put, the longer and more vibrant your telomeres, the better chance you have of avoiding the diseases and conditions th... Read More
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Newly Renovated ‘NYCB Live’ Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum Unveiled

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Just days before the new Nassau Coliseum opens to the general public, officials Friday unveiled the $165 million renovated arena to dozens of dignitaries and business leaders, marking a new era for Nassau County’s main entertainment attraction. Nearly two years after the “Old Barn” shuttered its doors, officials hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the refurbished 13,900-seat arena and proclaimed the Nassau Coliseum reborn. It will officially reopen to the public on April 5. “What a great day for Nassau County,” County Executive Ed Mangano told about 100 people gathered inside the venue on Friday, praising the arena as a “wonderful, state-of-the-art” building. Construction on the revamped building bega... Read More
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North Fork Breast Coalition benefit gala will honor DeGrasses and Garstens

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It will be a bittersweet celebration as the North Fork Breast Health Coalition presents two posthumous awards at the third annual Pink Pearl Gala next weekend. The group, which is dedicated to helping people who are living with breast cancer, will honor its founders, Ann Cotten-DeGrasse and her late husband Antonio with the Pink Pearl Community Service Award. The DeGrasses started the coalition in 1998 after Ann twice had a scare with breast exams that required her to get biopsies, she said in an interview. It came to their attention that there was nothing like the South Fork Breast Health Coalition on the North Fork, to provide local services to local residents. Antonio recruited several Riverhead Rotary Club member... Read More
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Mangano on the long-awaited Coliseum renovation

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By Eden Laikin The newly transformed Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum opens this week with much excitement. Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano – who early on in his administration vowed to get this project done with private financing – spoke this week about the New Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum presented by NYCB, and about tomorrow’s Ribbon Cutting Ceremony. Construction of the new Nassau Coliseum, in order to transform the outdated arena into a world-class sports-entertainment destination, began on November 5, 2015. County Executive Mangano assured residents that the new venue will retain its history of honoring our veterans, in ways that include leaving eight empty seats in the stands, to honor mi... Read More
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Echo raises $7.5 million for its hybrid microscope

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Scientific microscopes exist in two configurations — either upright, typically used for glass slides, or inverted, to view live samples in petri dishes. Labs will usually have both for their research. In order to save them money and space, Echo has created Revolve, a hybrid microscope that switches from upright to inverted modes. The startup announced today funding of $7.5 million to scale its manufacturing of the new microscope. In addition to the microscope’s dual function, Echo replaced the device’s traditional eyepieces with an iPad Pro for improved viewing. “Users engage with our proprietary iOS app to drive the Revolve, allowing them to easily cap... Read More
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Aceto launches generic breast cancer drug

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Aeto’s Rising Pharmaceuticals generics pharmaceuticals subsidiary has launched a generic version of Hoffman La Roche’s Xeloda to treat breast cancer. The Port Washington-based firm said it began marketing Capecitabine tablets with 150 and 500 milligram doses. The branded product generated $393 million in U.S. salesfor the 12 months ending December 2016, according to IMS Health. Aceto sells generic prescription products and over-the-counter pharmaceutical products under its Rising label to wholesalers, drug store chains, distributors and mass merchandisers. The firm in a written statement said Capecitabine tablets add “to its significant human pharmaceutical franchise” that includes more than 110 produc... Read More
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Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory: New Research Explains Why Even Targeted Therapies Eventually Fail in Lung Cancer

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NEW YORK – Nearly 50 years into the “war” on cancer, doctors possess weapons that once would have seemed magical in their tumor-killing specificity. The drug Tarceva (erlotinib), for example, can virtually erase all traces of aggressive lung cancer tumors in a subset of patients who bear a particular disease-driving mutation in a gene called EGFR. The problem with this and other drugs of the targeted-treatment era is that usually they afford only a respite. Within a year or two, most people suffer a recurrence. They can be treated... Read More
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Seven Bridges CEO Brandi Davis-Dusenbery Joins NCI’s Cancer Genomics Cloud Program at AACR Annual Meeting

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Seven Bridges will also Present Two Poster Sessions at the Event, Focused on Petabyte-Scale Cancer Genomics Research CAMBRIDGE, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–March 30, 2017– Seven Bridges, the biomedical data analysis company, today announced that CEO Brandi Davis-Dusenbery will take part in a ... Read More
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Lawsuit Could Still Drive a Stake Through Jake’s 58 Gambling Casino

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The video lottery slots are up and running at Jake’s 58 in Islandia. So are the crowds—and the traffic. Still hanging overhead is a pending lawsuit filed last September by Concerned Citizens of Suffolk County in State Supreme Court claiming that the Village of Islandia broke the law when it permitted any gambling at the site of the former Marriott. “We believe that in addition to the numerous procedural deficiencies surrounding the issuance of this permit, the operation of a gaming facility is not a permitted use in Islandia under the code of the V... Read More
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Wanna Protect Your Online Privacy? Open a Tab and Make Some Noise

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I just Googled “alarm dust,” “alibi sweatshirt,” and “sleuth intelligence.” Then I shopped for industrial dehydrators, scanned a Pinterest page for concrete decks, and read something about nuclear war.The thing is, I’m not in the market for a new dehydrator. Concrete decks aren’t really my style, and I still have no idea what “alarm dust” is. I didn’t visit any of these web sites of my own volition—a website called Internet Noise did, all to obscure my real browsing habits in a fog of fake search history. Yesterday, the House of Representatives voted to let internet service providers sell your browsing data on the open market. This decision angered a lot of people, including programmer Dan Schultz. A... Read More
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Supercomputers Are Stocking Next Generation Drug Pipelines

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Developing new drugs is notoriously inefficient. Fewer than 12 percent of all drugs entering clinical trials end up in pharmacies, and it costs about $2.6 billion to bring a drug to market. It’s mostly a process trial by error—squirting compounds and chemicals one-by-one into petri dishes of diseased cells. There are so many molecules to test that pharmaceutical researchers use pipetting robots to test a few thousand variants all at once. The best candidates then go into animal models or cell cultures, where hopefully a few will go on to bigger animal and human clinical trials.Which is why more and more drug developers are turning to computers and artificial intelligence to narrow down the list of potential drug molec... Read More
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Robot allows 6-year-old with cancer to attend kindergarten

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A.I. Versus M.D.

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One evening last November, a fifty-four-year-old woman from the Bronx arrived at the emergency room at Columbia University’s medical center with a grinding headache. Her vision had become blurry, she told the E.R. doctors, and her left hand felt numb and weak. The doctors examined her and ordered a CT scan of her head. A few months later, on a morning this January, a team of four radiologists-in-training huddled in front of a computer in a third-floor room of the hospital. The room was windowless and dark, aside from the light from the screen, which lo... Read More
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Is Fat Killing You, or Is Sugar?

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