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Google’s Calico partners with new biotech firm to develop anti-aging and cancer drugs

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The Google-funded startup Calico, as with many of the tech-originating firms foraying into the life sciences, has a lofty goal: to tackle the spectrum of “aging-related” diseases, which encompasses everything from Parkinson’s to Alzheimer’s to cancer. While the outfit is notoriously cagey about its work, it’s certainly not shy about striking up partnerships. The latest one came on Thursday afternoon, when the biotech C4 Therapeutics announced a five-year research collaboration with Calico to develop drugs for “diseases of aging,” including cancer. There’s not a whole lot in the way of details. The firms will “leverage C4T’s expertise and capabilities in targeted protein degradation to jointly discover and advance small molecule protein degraders as therapeutic agents to remove certain disease-causing proteins,” …

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No. 201: Saving Shea, eschewing beef and offshore wind makes waves

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TG it’s Friday: Happy March 24 everybody, on which Elvis became Pvt. 53310761, Pink Floyd released “Dark Side of the Moon” and the Exxon Valdez ran aground. “Dark Side” remained on the Billboard 200 album chart for 927 weeks. That’s almost eight years. Second longest Billboard 200 album: Johnny Mathis’ greatest hits, at 490 weeks. Number of times Pink Floyd and Johnny Mathis have been mentioned in the same newsletter: This would be it. But first this: America’s changing diet has led to a 10 percent per-capita decrease in food-related carbon gases, or the equivalent of the annual tailpipe pollution of 57 million automobiles. (There are currently 253 million cars on U.S. roads.) Most prominent among the dietary changes was a 19 …

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What the G.O.P. Doesn’t Get About Who Pays for Health Care

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Paul Ryan’s health-care bill is under attack from conservatives who believe that the government shouldn’t force citizens to pay for the health care of others.CreditPHOTOGRAPH BY MARK PETERSON / REDUX A few years ago, a relative of mine, an electrician who made a good living laying cable alongside highways, told me that his economic future depended on one thing: his back. He saw what happened to older guys—he meant men in their late thirties—when the pain became unbearable. They either became supervisors or they had to quit. At the time, my relative was about to turn thirty himself, and I remember him saying, “My back is killing me.” I’ve been thinking about that conversation this week, as President Trump has cajoled and …

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Letting States Decide Health Coverage Could Make It Harder To Buy

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Enlarge this image House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Rep. Kevin Brady, R-Texas, says the latest version of the GOP bill would let states decide on required benefits. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption toggle caption J. Scott Applewhite/AP A last-minute attempt by conservative Republicans to dump standards for health benefits in plans sold to individuals would probably lower the average person’s upfront insurance costs, such as premiums and deductibles, say analysts on both sides of the debate to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. But it will likely also induce insurers to offer much skimpier plans, potentially excluding the gravely ill, and putting consumers at greater financial risk if they need care. As part of the push by House …

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Preview: What Remains of Edith Finch is a haunting tale of 13 deaths

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What Remains of Edith Finch is a video game that is a collection of stories about 13 people on their last day of living. It is a haunting tale, more like a ghost story than horror. And it is very creative. The challenge for the developer — Santa Monica, Calif.-based Giant Sparrow — is to get you to finish the game. Ian Dallas, the creative director at the game studio Giant Sparrow, showed me a preview of Giant Sparrow’s upcoming PlayStation 4 and PC game. The game from publisher Annapurna Interactive debuts for $20 on April 25. Dallas thinks of the game as a psychological ghost story, with a dark vision but not quite a horror story. “Edith’s own journey provides the spine of it,” …

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Cancer-causing mutations might just be bad luck

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New research suggests 66 percent of cancer-causing mutations are natural changes in DNA. Learn more about this story at www.newsy.com/68015/ Find more videos like this at www.newsy.com Follow Newsy on Facebook: www.facebook.com/newsyvideosFollow Newsy on Twitter: www.twitter.com/newsyvideos

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Viola Rose Newton, 86

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Viola Rose Newton of Riverhead died March 22, 2017 at the Acadia Care Center in Riverhead. She was 86 years old. She was born in Huntington on January 31, 1931. She worked as a receptionist at the Acadia Care Center. She was a member of the Twin Forks Red Hat Society and in her spare time she loved to go to Friendly’s. She enjoyed plays and cabaret shows, and loved to dress up for the holidays, her family said. Predeceased by her husband Thomas in 1997 and her daughter Beverly Moore, she is survived by her son-in-law David Moore of Central Islip, one grandchild and her special friend Juanita Henderson. The family will receive friends on Sunday, March 26 from …

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What’s Wrong with Me?

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Online, I found a welcoming sick ward of fellow-sufferers, and I started to live there.CreditIllustration by Anna and Elena Balbusso Illness narratives usually have startling beginnings—the fall at the supermarket, the lump discovered in the abdomen, the doctor’s call. Not mine. I got sick the way Hemingway says you go broke: “gradually and then suddenly.” One way to tell the story is to say that I was ill for a long time—at least half a dozen years—before any doctor I saw believed I had a disease. Another is to say that it took hold in 2009, the stressful year after my mother died, when a debilitating fatigue overcame me, my lymph nodes ached for months, and a test suggested that …

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Breast Implants Increase the Risk of Cancer

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People with breast implants have a small but increased risk of cancer. The cancer is called Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma (ALCL) and the federal Food and Drug Administration is checking into reports linking it with both silicone and saline breast implants

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GOP Considers Gutting Maternity & Preventive Services to Secure House Votes

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President Donald Trump’s promise to dismantle the Affordable Care Act and overhaul health care in America faces its biggest test yet when lawmakers hold a vote on repealing Obamacare Thursday night at the earliest—although it could be delayed until Friday morning. As of Thursday morning, House Republicans were still on a mission to recruit undecided lawmakers who’ve held out for a variety of reasons. A group of about two dozen hard-line Republicans wants to further gut mandates imposed by the ACA, while more moderate lawmakers have expressed concern about how a change to Medicaid funding would impact their states. The fight may come down to a provision in the ACA requiring health care plans to cover a range of benefits, including pregnancy, …

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Golfer Jason Day withdraws from WGC to be with ailing mother

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Published on Mar 23, 2017 A tearful Jason Day has withdrawn from the World Golf Championships to be with his mother Dening who has lung cancer. The world number three walked off the course after playing six holes of his match with Pat Perez in Austin, Texas. Category License Standard YouTube License

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State sets aside $1.2M to boost breastfeeding on LI

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New York State is setting aside more than $1 million dollars to boost breast feeding on Long Island, while setting aside additional funds to promote the practice in New York City and upstate. Long Island Jewish Medical Center will receive $1.2 million over five years from the New York State Department of Health to promote and support breastfeeding in Nassau and Suffolk counties. The program, with LIJ leading the charge on Long Island, will seek to expand “breastfeeding friendly” designations in obstetric and pediatric practices and day care centers. It also calls for promoting greater support to mothers who return to breastfeeding-friendly worksites as well as setting up Baby Cafes, spots to be established to further promote breastfeeding. “Breastfeeding has many …

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Thomas H. Harris, 65

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Thomas H. Harris of Southold died at home on March 20, 2017. He was 65 years old. The family will receive friends on Sunday, March 26 from 3 to 7 p.m. at the DeFriest-Grattan Funeral Home in Southold. In lieu of flowers, donations to East End Hospice or Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center would be appreciated. Envelopes for that purpose will be available at the funeral home. A complete obituary will follow.

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California mom kicks cancer during pregnancy, delivers twins, dies a day later

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FRESNO, California — A smile is the one thing Jamie Snider took with her wherever she went. The 30-year-old Bullard High grad flashed it to make friends, and used it to comfort them when they were down. “This is a good one of her and her brother,” said her friend Larina Campanile as she spotted a photo of a smiling Snider. “Little goofballs. But that was her smile, all the time.” Snider shared her smile with her two daughters, Aubrey and Maddy, even as she fought to stay healthy over the last few months. She’d already beaten cancer once, lost an ovary in the process, and gotten pregnant with twins to her surprise and joy, only to find out the …

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SCHUMER: Brookhaven National Lab Decimated by White House Budget; $3 Billion in Cuts Threatens Great Research & Nearly 3,000 Jobs; Reckless Cuts Endanger the Work of National Lab—and Jobs & Companies of the Future for LI; Senator Vows to Fight Tooth & Nail to Protect Funding

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NEW YORK – Standing at Brookhaven National Lab, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today revealed that the just-released White House budget decimates the nation’s national labs, including BNL, a world-renowned lab responsible for innovation, research and nearly 3,000 LI jobs. Schumer sounded the alarm and expressed serious concerns over a proposal to cut $900 million from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science, which funds national laboratories, like Brookhaven, and $2 billion from the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), the nuclear energy office, the energy reliability office, as well as the fossil energy research office. “This major Department of Energy budget cut is a cut to our future, a cut to our knowledge, a cut to …

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Top breast cancer surgeon fatally struck by car in Essex Fells

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ESSEX FELLS, New Jersey (WABC) — One of New Jersey’s top breast cancer surgeons was fatally struck by a car on Tuesday morning. Dr. Jan Huston-Pryor, 66, was struck on Devon Road near Oval Road, next to the Essex Fells Country Club, in Essex Fells around 9:25 a.m. The driver remained at the scene. She was transported to Mountainside Hospital where she was pronounced dead. Sadly, that is also the hospital by which the doctor was employed. John Fromhold, the CEO HackensackUMC Mountainside released a statement saying, “It is with a heavy heart that we announce the passing of Dr. Jan Huston, Medical Director of our Breast Health Program and a Mountainside Medical Group physician. Dr. Huston was a beloved …

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Son says goodbye to father in emotional photo

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A photo of a boy kissing the casket of his father, a former New York State trooper, is touching the hearts of many across the world. The images were captured by New York photographer Damian Battinelli and posted on his Facebook page. In the photos, 12-year-old Brian Falb Jr. is saying his final goodbye to his father, Brian Falb Sr. Battinelli wrote on his Facebook page that he made the post to help tell Brian’s story. Falb Sr. died after a battle with cancer. During his time a New York State trooper, he was assigned to the World Trade Center site after the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11. (Copyright ©2017 KTRK-TV. All Rights Reserved.)

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Riverhead residents to file lawsuit over chemicals in water

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WESTHAMPTON, Long Island (WABC) — Residents in the Hamptons claim their health is being put at risk by a chemical used to fight fires. Dozens of people living near an Air National Guard base are now filing suit. Any day that Al Green feels healthy is a good one. “There are times when I’m not able to hold my son like I’m holding him now because I get chest pains,” Green said. “I get body aches every day, shortness of breath, fatigue, I’m supposed to avoid sunlight.” It’s from a rare autoimmune disease. Both Green’s brothers have it as well. They all grew up in a home just south of Gabreski Air National Guard Base in Westhampton Beach. “There are …

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Breast cancer surgeon fatally struck by car in Essex Fells, New Jersey

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ESSEX FELLS, New Jersey (WABC) — One of New Jersey’s top breast cancer surgeons was fatally struck by a car on Tuesday morning. Dr. Jan Huston-Pryor, 66, was struck in the 200 block of Devon Road in Essex Fells around 9:25 a.m. The driver remained at the scene. She was transported to Mountainside Hospital where she was pronounced dead. Sadly, that is also the hospital by which the doctor was employed. John Fromhold, the CEO HackensackUMC Mountainside released a statement saying, “It is with a heavy heart that we announce the passing of Dr. Jan Huston, Medical Director of our Breast Health Program and a Mountainside Medical Group physician. Dr. Huston was a beloved colleague and a strong advocate for …

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How AI startups and tech giants collaborate to do good deeds

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AI startups have discovered there’s value to partnering with tech giants like Intel, Google, and IBM. Entrepreneurs bring the domain expertise, ingenuity, and passion, while large enterprises provide the unparalleled compute and storage capabilities critical to building modern AI systems. “Ninety percent of the world’s supercomputers run on Intel technology,” Diane Bryant, who leads Intel’s Data Center Group, told me at SXSW. “And 95 percent of artificial intelligence solutions run on Intel Xeon and Xeon Phi processors.” Graphics processing units (GPUs), once popular mainly with gamers chasing visual performance, inside computers represent images as matrices. Turns out the deep neural nets that power our current AI craze also depend heavily on matrix operations, making GPUs suddenly very useful for AI research. Nvidia’s stock …

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Riverhead residents to file lawsuit against county and DEC over chemicals in water

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WESTHAMPTON, Long Island (WABC) — Residents in the Hamptons claim their health is being put at risk by a chemical used to fight fires. Dozens of people living near an Air National Guard base are now filing suit. Any day that Al Green feels healthy is a good one. “There are times when I’m not able to hold my son like I’m holding him now because I get chest pains,” Green said. “I get body aches every day, shortness of breath, fatigue, I’m supposed to avoid sunlight.” It’s from a rare autoimmune disease. Both Green’s brothers have it as well. They all grew up in a home just south of Gabreski Air National Guard Base in Westhampton Beach. “There are …

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Ida Tin’s Battle to Build Clue, a Period-Tracking App

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Tin says that, when it comes to menstruation-related products, and technologies catering to women’s health more broadly, “there’s still a social taboo.”CreditILLUSTRATION BY SIMONE NORONHA Ida Tin wanted to build an app to help women track their periods. For months, she went door to door, pitching the concept to early-stage investors in Berlin, London, New York, and Silicon Valley. Often, Tin, a soft-spoken thirty-seven-year-old from Copenhagen with cerulean-framed glasses, was the only woman in the room. Many potential investors balked at the notion of software with inputs for levels of menstrual bleeding, breast tenderness, and sex drive, or the capacity to digitally share windows of ovulation with a partner. Time and again, Tin told me, the men sitting across from …

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Brooklyn Couple Re-Arrested for the Fraudulent Collection of Money in Funeral and Charity Scam

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Vincent Fina and Brittney Schmidt are accused of coaching their 11-year-old son to assist in soliciting donations MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced the re-arrest of a couple from Brooklyn for allegedly scamming people and businesses in Nassau County, Brooklyn and Queens by claiming they needed money for a child’s funeral and other charitable causes after an investigation by the Nassau County District Attorney’s Office and Lynbrook Police. Brittney Schmidt Vincent Fina    Vincent Fina, 29, and Brittney Schmidt, 30, were arraigned today before Judge Joseph Girardi and charged with Scheme to Defraud in the 1st Degree (an E felony) and Endangering the Welfare of a Child (an A misdemeanor). The defendants were conditionally released to …

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THE NUMC DIGITAL MAMMOGRAPHY VAN IS COMING TO OUR NEIGHBORHOOD

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•  THURSDAY, MARCH 30, 2016  •  8:45 AM to 12:00 NOON  • Plainview/Old Bethpage Public Library – 999 Old Country Rd., Plainview Legislator Walker is pleased to announce that the Nassau University Medical Center Mammography Van will be coming to our area 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 required to …

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Bacteria Are Brewing Up the Next Generation of Antivenoms

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Daniel Dempsey was a grad student stationed in the jungles of Monteverde, Costa Rica when he first encountered the danger of a snakebite. The biologist was walking through the forest one day, catching bats to study them for malaria, when he almost stepped on the black, arrow-shaped head of an enormous pit viper—a fer-de-lance. That night as he described his encounter to the local family he was staying with, they began to tear up. They told him that earlier that year a “terciopelo,” what Costa Ricans call their country’s deadliest snake, had bitten the family’s five year-old niece. The hospital, a few hours drive away, didn’t have any antivenom in their stocks. She didn’t make it. It was Dempsey’s memory of …

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ITUS Early Cancer Detection Biomarker Study Expands to Include Abramson Cancer Center Researchers

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ITUS Early Cancer Detection Biomarker Study Expands to Include Abramson Cancer Center Researchers LOS ANGELES, CA — (Marketwired) — 03/20/17 — ITUS Corporation (“ITUS“) (NASDAQ: ITUS), a company using the power of the immune system to diagnose cancer, today announced that Dr. Ari Brooks, Director of the Integrated Breast Center at Pennsylvania Hospital and a researcher in the Abramson Cancer Center at the University of Pennsylvania, https://www.pennmedicine.org/cancer/about, has joined ITUS’s early cancer detection biomarker study. The study will use patient blood samples from patients of Dr. Brooks and his colleagues to further the development of Cchek™, ITUS’s early cancer detection platform. “A non-invasive blood analysis that accurately detects solid tumors would be invaluable in our practice and in the fight …

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Laurie Nigro Confronting our personal demons, laughter is often truly the best medicine

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Have you ever heard the stand-up comic who does her entire sketch about her cancer? When she first did the bit, people were shocked. It was so unexpected because we don’t usually discuss difficult topics with comedy. She was breaking the rules. It pushed boundaries and pushed buttons. It brought mortality to center stage. It was awkward and uncomfortable. And it was wickedly funny. There is something completely freeing about laughing at our personal demons. It takes away some of their power and allows us to step out of the shadows. Struggling with illness, whether physical or mental, keeps us apart. No one wants to bring it up, even when it’s staring them in the face, for fear of upsetting …

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Peer Into the Post-Apocalyptic Future of Antimicrobial Resistance

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About 4 million years ago, a cave was forming in the Delaware Basin of what is now Carlsbad Caverns National Park in New Mexico. From that time on, Lechuguilla Cave remained untouched by humans or animals until its discovery in 1986—an isolated, pristine primeval ecosystem. When the bacteria found on the walls of Lechuguilla were analyzed, many of the microbes were determined not only to have resistance to natural antibiotics like penicillin, but also to synthetic antibiotics that did not exist on earth until the second half of the twentieth century. As infectious disease specialist Brad Spellberg put it in the New England Journal of Medicine, “These results underscore a critical reality: antibiotic resistance already exists, widely disseminated in nature, …

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Should The U.S. Government Buy A Drug Company To Save Money?

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Enlarge this image Gilead Sciences Inc. makes the two leading drugs that can quickly cure hepatitis C infections. But most patients can’t afford the expensive drugs, and states restrict their use among Medicaid patients. David Paul Morris/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption toggle caption David Paul Morris/Bloomberg via Getty Images David Higginbotham contracted hepatitis C more than 35 years ago. He’d like to rid his body of the virus, but Colorado’s Medicaid program says he’s not sick enough to justify the cost. And he’s not alone. Since 2013, when Gilead Sciences Inc. released Sovaldi, the first medication that can reliably cure hepatitis C, health insurers and state Medicaid programs have been coming up with ways to limit access to it …

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Don Monti Foundation backs cancer ‘navigator’

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Not every healthcare innovation involves a radical pharmaceutical or breakthrough technology. In a next-level advancement of purely human proportions, the Don Monti Memorial Research Foundation will underwrite a $95,000-a-year “cancer patient navigator” position at Huntington Hospital. The services-centric navigator will guide cancer patients through the “complexities of the healthcare system,” according to Northwell Health, including appointment scheduling and compliance with sometimes-confusing care protocols. The goal is to help each cancer patient get the best possible clinical outcome, according to Huntington Hospital Executive Director Gerard Brogan Jr. “Patients and families who are dealing with a cancer diagnosis have a great weight on their shoulders,” Brogan said. “Patient navigators help to take some of that away by organizing and making sense of …

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U.S. Rep. Rice & Nassau Legis. Walker Join Gastroenterology Associates In Raising Colorectal Cancer Awareness

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U.S. Rep. Kathleen Rice and Nassau County Legis. Rose Walker joined doctors, staff, and patients of Gastroenterology Associates, one of the largest gastroenterology practices on Long Island, in helping raise awareness about colorectal cancer at the grand opening of its recently relocated offices and outpatient facility, the Long Island Center for Digestive Health, in Uniondale. March is National Colon Cancer Awareness Month, and the March 6 educational event and ribbon-cutting highlighted the importance of colon cancer aka colorectal cancer screening in the battle against this highly preventable disease, which claims more than 50,000 lives each year and remains the third-most common cancer in the United States and second-leading cause of cancer death. Several patients of Gastroenterology Associates and the Long …

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Smart, self-driving car unveiled at South by Southwest

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South by Southwest, the digital, music and film conference in Austin, Texas, this year showcased smart cars and attire as well as technology in the age of Donald Trump and the need for social conscience as well as social media. The conference, known as SXSW for short, has turned into a far-reaching tech festival attracting visitors and companies from around the nation, including Long Island. And it has turned into a window on the future. The digital and interactive festival portion, which opened last Saturday and continues through this Sunday, is followed by the musical festival. Twitter, which has turned into President Donald Trump’s podium and preferred means of communication, launched at this conference. While many start-ups and launches presented their …

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Trump’s Budget Would Break American Science, Today and Tomorrow

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You can go ahead and assume President Trump’s proposed federal budget will never be the actual federal budget. Members of Congress from every political persuasion will find a lot to hate about it, and they’re the ones who have to approve it—assuming they can sort out the arcane, procrustean rules for getting any budget passed in Washington. It’s still worth looking at the budget, though—not as a blueprint for governing but as a map of a government, a philosophy of a state. From that angle it’s a singularly terrifying document, fundamentally nihilistic, that assumes a violent present instead of attempting to build a future of peace, security, and absence of want. By eviscerating federal funding of science, this budget pays …

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Obamacare Paved the Way for That Gattaca-Style Employer’s Law

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Republicans have promised to repeal the Affordable Care Act since the day President Obama signed it into law in March, 2010. Now, seven years later, they’re trying to push through a bill that divides their own party and prescribes the evaporation of coverage for millions of people, just to keep their promise. Still, there’s one part of Obama’s health care bill that they liked: a set of employee wellness program provisions they can use to loosen privacy protections on personal health data, including the most personal: your genes. Last Wednesday, while Washington was in an uproar over the newly introduced ACA replacement, the House Committee on Education and the Workforce quietly passed a much smaller, supplementary health care bill called …

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One Way To Force Down Drug Prices: Have The U.S. Exercise Its Patent Rights

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Enlarge this image Rep. Lloyd Doggett, D-Texas, is promoting a campaign to get the National Institutes of Health to exercise the patent rights it already owns in regards to certain drugs to bring down their price. Bill Clark/CQ-Roll Call, Inc. hide caption toggle caption Bill Clark/CQ-Roll Call, Inc. Rising drug prices are one of the biggest challenges in health care in the United States. More people are using prescription drugs on a regular basis, and the costs of specialty drugs are rising faster than inflation. President Donald Trump has promised over and over again to drive down drug prices. Just last week on Twitter he wrote: “I am working on a new system where there will be competition in the …

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At SXSW, Tech Reckons With the Problems It Helped Create

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Hangovers are a fixture of South by Southwest. Free branded booze abounds, turning late nights into too-early mornings filled with product demos and repetitive panels. But determined marketers and wide-eyed founders pitch on through the pain, in the unbridled belief they might just be SXSW’s next breakout star. Or at the very least, its next Meerkat. But this year, the conference itself feels a lot like a hangover. It’s as if the coastal elites who attend each year finally woke up with a serious case of the Sunday scaries, realizing that the many apps, platforms, and doodads SXSW has launched and glorified over the years haven’t really made the world a better place. In fact, they’ve often come with wildly …

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Greg Blass As groundwater quality crisis worsens, it’s time to tap Pine Barrens water reserve

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The news about our water supply on the North Fork grows from bad to worse. In fact, all of Long Island cannot keep up with one groundwater crisis after another, happening literally right under our feet. There is a solution, and it’s time for taking the first steps toward piping water from the Pine Barrens to the rest of Long Island, and taking in revenue to maintain this resource and have plenty left over to stabilize taxes. The U.S. Geological Survey will shortly set up four test wells in Riverhead Town to track salt water intrusion in North Fork groundwater, in the aquifers where all our drinking water originates. Salt water seeps into the aquifers when fresh water is extracted …

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The Moment This 5-Year-Old Learns He's Getting a New Heart Is Bringing the Internet to Tears

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This story originally appeared on Babble and is reprinted with permission. [embedded content] The sweet video of a little boy discovering he’s going to get a new heart is currently going viral on YouTube – and once you watch, you’ll understand why. Five-year-old Ari Schultz was diagnosed with critical aortic stenosis before he was even born, according to Echo of Hope, the website set up in his honor. His parents, Mike and Erica, agreed to let doctors intervene when Ari was still in utero at just 20 weeks, in order to prevent him from being born with a two-chamber heart. And in the years since, Ari has more than proven he’s a fighter. Time after time, he’s exceeded expectations and …

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Emails Reveal Monsanto's Tactics To Defend Glyphosate Against Cancer Fears

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Enlarge this image Last May, members of the Avaaz civic organization dressed as crop-sprayers in Brussels to protest the European Commission’s plans to re-license glyphosate, the popular weed-killer sold by Monsanto under the brand name Roundup. John Thys/AFP/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption John Thys/AFP/Getty Images Two years ago, a U.N.-sponsored scientific agency declared that the popular weedkiller glyphosate probably causes cancer. That finding from the International Agency for Research on Cancer caused an international uproar. Monsanto, the company that invented glyphosate and still sells most of it, unleashed a fierce campaign to discredit the IARC’s conclusions. New details of the company’s counterattack came to light this week. Internal company emails, released as part of a lawsuit against the company, …

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March is colorectal awareness month – PBMC uses giant inflatable walkthrough model to raise public’s conciousness

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March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, so what better way to draw attention to colon health than with a giant inflatable colon. A giant inflatable — what? That’s what Peconic Bay Medical Center and Cancer Services Program of Suffolk County is doing on March 22. Part of the event is that free colon screenings will be given between 10 a.m. and 12 p.m. to anyone who does not have insurance. The huge walk-through colon will be inflated in the main lobby, where PBMC gastroenterologist will give tours and talk about colon cancer risks and the simple exam that would save more than 30,000 lives each year if everyone over age 50 got screened. Colorectal cancer is the second-leading cause of cancer …

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CORRECTING and REPLACING Seven Bridges Names New CEO and Expands Executive Leadership Team

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Brandi Davis-Dusenbery is Promoted to CEO; Will Focus on Product Innovation and Global Growth Seven Bridges Appoints and Promotes Executives to Further Accelerate Commercial Operations CAMBRIDGE, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–March 15, 2017– Please replace the release with the following corrected version due to multiple revisions. This Smart News Release features multimedia. View the full release here: http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20170315005507/en/ Brandi Davis-Dusenbery, Ph.D. (Photo: Business Wire) The corrected release reads:  SEVEN BRIDGES NAMES NEW CEO AND EXPANDS EXECUTIVE LEADERSHIP TEAM Brandi Davis-Dusenbery is Promoted to CEO; Will Focus on Product Innovation and Global Growth Seven Bridges Appoints and Promotes Executives to Further Accelerate Commercial Operations Seven Bridges, the biomedical data analysis company, today announced an expansion of its executive leadership team, including the appointment of …

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My Understanding of How the Professional World Works, Based on My Parents’ Advice

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CreditPHOTOGRAPH BY MARTIN PARR / MAGNUM Because I am confident in myself and know to take risks, I walk into the headquarters of Penguin Random House and request to speak to the editor. The receptionist asks if I have an appointment and I say no, but insist that I am a talented young man with a lot of potential who wants to write a really good book. She says she doesn’t normally do this, but, noting that she likes when people “just go for it,” she calls the editor, who interrupts a meeting with Malala Yousafzai to come introduce himself. The editor has a good feeling about me because, even though I haven’t published a short story, I have a …

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Texas girl donates birthday gifts to kids with cancer

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HOUSTON — A lot of kids at Texas Children’s Hospital got some very special birthday gifts. But it wasn’t ‘their’ birthday. It was Makayla Buckingham’s. Makayla’s only birthday wish was to make kids with cancer happy. For the second year in a row, Makayla decided to donate all of her birthday presents. Makayla asked her classmates to help her with a toy drive, and she was able to collect dozens of goodies. The 6-year-old is battling cancer too, just like the kids at Texas Children’s Hospital. “Makayla can relate to them better than anybody. She knows how uncomfortable it is to be sick, to be poked, to be sitting in a hospital room when you just want to be outside …

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Seven Bridges Names New CEO and Expands Executive Leadership Team

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Brandi Davis-Dusenbery is Promoted to CEO; Will Focus on Product Innovation and Global Growth Seven Bridges Appoints and Promotes Executives to Further Accelerate Commercial Operations CAMBRIDGE, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–March 15, 2017– Seven Bridges, the biomedical data analysis company, today announced an expansion of its executive leadership team, including the appointment of Brandi Davis-Dusenbery, Ph.D., to the position of CEO. Formerly Seven Bridges’ Senior Vice President of Science & Product, Brandi succeeds co-founder Deniz Kural, Ph.D., who is today assuming the role of Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors. The company also announced the addition of two executives and the promotion of three others. This Smart News Release features multimedia. View the full release here: http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20170315005507/en/ Brandi Davis-Dusenbery, Ph.D. (Photo: Business …

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Seven Bridges Announces Scientific Advisory Board

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Leading Experts in Genomic Medicine and Cancer Research are Inaugural Members CAMBRIDGE, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–March 15, 2017– Seven Bridges, the biomedical data analysis company, today announced its Scientific Advisory Board, which formalizes relationships with leading global experts in genomic medicine, bioinformatics and cancer research. Members of the Seven Bridges Scientific Advisory Board will advise on the company’s product designs and strategies for cloud-based biomedical data analysis, as well as share their knowledge about key challenges and opportunities in the field of genomic research. The inaugural members of the Seven Bridges Scientific Advisory Board include: Dr. James Knight, Director of Bioinformatics and Research Scientist at The Knight Lab at Yale University. Established in the summer of 2014, the Knight Lab holds a …

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Author who penned viral essay with husband's dating profile dies

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CHICAGO — An author fighting ovarian cancer who offered up her husband in a tear-jerking essay has died. “If you’re looking for a dreamy, let’s-go-for-it travel companion, Jason is your man,” Amy Krouse Rosenthal wrote days before passing away. Her longtime literary agent, Amy Rennert, said Rosenthal died Monday.Rosenthal described her illness and her marriage in a “Modern Love” column published March 3 in the New York Times. It didn’t take long for her essay to go viral. Rosenthal, 51, wrote that she’s gone weeks without real food and falls asleep mid-sentence because of the morphine she needed. Despite feeling weak, she said she had to write the essay while she still could, because she wanted him to fall in …

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The Feds Are Spending Millions to Help You Survive Nuclear War

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Last week, as tens of thousands of US and South Korean soldiers gathered at a base in Iwakuni, Japan for an annual joint military exercise, North Korea fired four ballistic missiles from Pyongyang into the sea off Japan’s northwest coast. In a world where the US is headed by a Twigger-happy political neophyte and the risk of a Cold War reboot looms larger with each Wikileaks disclosure, this demonstration wasn’t just an empty display of dictatorial propaganda. It was a reminder that the nuclear threat is still alive and well. But even if you’ve taken a decades-long break from stocking your fallout shelter, the federal government hasn’t. Over the last ten years the US has poured millions of dollars into …

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Doctors use new diagnostic tool to take up fighting against cancer

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Published on Mar 13, 2017 Thanks to some cutting-edge technology, medical companies in the U.S. and China are teaming up to better diagnose the cancer and similar disease.CGTN’s Hendrik Sybrandy reports Category License Standard YouTube License

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CBO confirms that the GOP plan to replace Obamacare would cripple public health

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Last week, House Republicans released their plan to replace Obamacare, giving Americans a sense, at long last, of how their health insurance might change under the Trump administration. Today the Congressional Budget Office followed up with an estimate on what would happen if the law is passed, and its findings were grim: 24 million people would lose their coverage by 2026. That’s much larger than anyone anticipated, and it’ll be devastating for many Americans. In its report, the CBO outlined another alarming effect on health: If implemented, the GOP’s American Health Care Act would kill the funding that established the Prevention and Public Health Fund, the federal budget’s largest budget allocation for disease prevention, by 2019. “Funding under current law …

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FDA OKs new Novartis drug for type of advanced breast cancer

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FILE – In a Saturday, Aug. 13, 2016 file photo, logo of Swiss pharmaceutical company Novartis is seen at the Novartis Korea office in Seoul, South Korea. U.S. regulators have approved a new drug as an initial treatment for postmenopausal women with a type of advanced breast cancer. The drug, called Kisqali, developed by Swiss drugmaker Novartis, is a pill that works to slow the spread of cancer by blocking two proteins that can stimulate growth and division of cancer cells. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon, File) (Credit: AP) TRENTON, N.J. – (AP) — U.S. regulators have approved a new drug as an initial treatment for postmenopausal women with a type of advanced breast cancer. The drug, called Kisqali, is a pill …

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FDNY members shave heads for children's cancer research in Queens

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LITTLE NECK, Queens (WABC) — Several New York City firefighters are bald now and all for a good cause. It isn’t a barber shop, but a firehouse in Little Neck, Queens, where heads are being shaved to raise money for children’s cancer research. 13-year-old Petey Miceli was shaving his own father’s head on Monday. Both Peter and his son Petey are all too familiar with having no hair. Petey was diagnosed with leukemia at age 7, and when his hair fell out from chemotherapy, his father shaved his own head in solidarity. The event Monday benefited the St. Baldrick’s Foundation, which funds childhood cancer research. The organization has raised more than $200 million since 2005. Some of that went to …

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Biden pushes for collaborative cancer research

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The former vice president outlined the goals of the cancer initiative he and his wife recently launched. Learn more about this story at www.newsy.com/67740/ Find more videos like this at www.newsy.com Follow Newsy on Facebook: www.facebook.com/newsyvideosFollow Newsy on Twitter: www.twitter.com/newsyvideos

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Thousands of NHS workers’ personal data stolen in hack

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NHS staff in Wales have been informed that their personal data was exposed in a cyberattack which saw thousands of records stolen in October last year. It emerged that hackers had breached the UK servers of private contractor Landauer – a U.S.-based company which provides radiation safety products to various sectors including healthcare, education and national security. The stolen information included names, dates of birth, national insurance numbers, as well as data recorded by Landauer’s medical devices. According to reports, malware had compromised staff records ‘at most health boards in Wales,’ and particularly affected radiographers and cleaners who use the Landauer dose meter badges to monitor their exposure to radiation. NHS Wales said that not every staff member had been affected in …

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Woman who thought she had weight problem learns she had 140-pound tumor

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ALLENTOWN, Pennsylvania — Mary Clancey said she was resigned to being a plump old lady. Over 15 years she kept getting bigger despite dieting. But with her health deteriorating, her son persuaded her to go to the hospital. What doctors found astounded them: A cyst in one of her ovaries had grown into a 140-pound tumor. Doctors at Lehigh Valley Health Network in Allentown removed the cancerous, Stage 1 mass in a five-hour operation Nov. 10. Going in, Clancey weighed 365 pounds. After five hours in surgery, she lost 180 pounds of tumor and tissue, about half her weight, the doctors said. “You can’t imagine in your wildest dreams something that huge,” she told Philadelphia TV station NBC10. As she …

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Life on Purpose The season of Lent is a clarion call to return to God with all your heart

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Lent started 10 days ago and I’m already complaining. I spent the better part of the last month driving back and forth to doctor appointments, getting blood work and MRIs, hooked up to monitors and discussing conflicting results with healthcare professionals who are atop their fields. I decided I need a helicopter (though I complain about the ones that fly over my house — I still need one) or a driver who will escort me door to door from the North Fork to Manhattan and anywhere in between. At the beginning of last year, my insurance company drastically reduced our network coverage and I lost all of my doctors – again. We lost my daughter’s specialists, too. But thankfully her …

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New Jersey Firefighters Rally For Boy Battling Rare Form Of Cancer

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Biden reveals main regret over not running for President

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Former Vice President Joe Biden spoke at SXSW about his “Cancer Moonshot” initiative. Biden spoke about how losing his son to brain cancer affected his decision not to run for president. CBSN’s Elaine Quijano has more. Subscribe to the “CBSN” Channel HERE: http://bit.ly/1Re2MgSWatch “CBSN” live HERE: http://cbsn.ws/1PlLpZ7Follow “CBSN” on Instagram HERE: http://bit.ly/1PO0dkxLike “CBSN” on Facebook HERE: http://on.fb.me/1o3Deb4Follow “CBSN” on Twitter HERE: http://bit.ly/1V4qhIu Get the latest news and best in original reporting from CBS News delivered to your inbox. Subscribe to newsletters HERE: http://cbsn.ws/1RqHw7T Get your news on the go! Download CBS News mobile apps HERE: http://cbsn.ws/1Xb1WC8 Get new episodes of shows you love across devices the next day, stream local news live, and watch full seasons of CBS fan favorites …

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GOP Health Care Plan Raises Serious Concerns For LI & NY, Say Rep. King & Experts

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Congress doesn’t know how much the American Health Care Act will cost or what its impact will be on the federal deficit, but the Republicans’ plan to repeal and replace Obamacare passed two Congressional committees Thursday with President Donald Trump’s encouragement. Those who’ve seen the details released so far say it would impose higher costs on some of those who gained insurance under Obamacare while putting millions of Americans at risk of losing their health insurance altogether. Here, it could strain Long Island’s hospitals that serve the most vulnerable population, put severe pressure on health insurance companies, and raise the tax burden on New Yorkers. Rep. Peter King (R-Seaford), who could play a key role when the final bill comes …

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Michael Bublé skipping Juno Awards amid son's cancer battle

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Singer Michael Bublé announced he will no longer be hosting the Juno Awards so he can care for his son, who is battling cancer. Entertainment Tonight senior news editor Jennifer Peros joins CBSN to discuss the entertainment headlines of the day. Subscribe to the “CBSN” Channel HERE: http://bit.ly/1Re2MgSWatch “CBSN” live HERE: http://cbsn.ws/1PlLpZ7Follow “CBSN” on Instagram HERE: http://bit.ly/1PO0dkxLike “CBSN” on Facebook HERE: http://on.fb.me/1o3Deb4Follow “CBSN” on Twitter HERE: http://bit.ly/1V4qhIu Get the latest news and best in original reporting from CBS News delivered to your inbox. Subscribe to newsletters HERE: http://cbsn.ws/1RqHw7T Get your news on the go! Download CBS News mobile apps HERE: http://cbsn.ws/1Xb1WC8 Get new episodes of shows you love across devices the next day, stream local news live, and watch full …

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Exploring new frontiers in cancer treatment

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CBS Sunday Morning takes a closer look at the fight against cancer with an entire hour long special devoted to the effort. CBS News’ chief medical correspondent Dr. Jon LaPook discusses one treatment, called immunotherapy, when doctors use a patient’s own immune system to find and kill cancer cells. Dr. LaPook, who will anchor the program, joins CBSN to discuss. Subscribe to the “CBSN” Channel HERE: http://bit.ly/1Re2MgSWatch “CBSN” live HERE: http://cbsn.ws/1PlLpZ7Follow “CBSN” on Instagram HERE: http://bit.ly/1PO0dkxLike “CBSN” on Facebook HERE: http://on.fb.me/1o3Deb4Follow “CBSN” on Twitter HERE: http://bit.ly/1V4qhIu Get the latest news and best in original reporting from CBS News delivered to your inbox. Subscribe to newsletters HERE: http://cbsn.ws/1RqHw7T Get your news on the go! Download CBS News mobile apps HERE: http://cbsn.ws/1Xb1WC8 …

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Masterpiece restored: Stolen Stradivarius violin will sing again

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/ Go to Source Article WASHINGTON — After a meticulous restoration that took more than a year, a Stradivarius violin that was stolen from violinist Roman Totenberg and missing for decades is about to return to the stage. Mira Wang, a violinist who immigrated to the United States from China 30 years ago to study under Totenberg, will play the instrument at a private concert in New York on March 13, and more performances after that are possible. The violin known as the Ames Stradivarius is one of roughly 550 surviving instruments made by Antonio Stradivari, history’s most renowned violin maker. Built in 1734, it’s likely worth millions of dollars, although it hasn’t been appraised since it was recovered. It …

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Ralph Eugene Meatyard’s Sweetly Southern-Gothic Family Album

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/ Go to Source Article “Lucybelle Crater and 45 yr old husband’s photo-Bell friend’s sonshine, Lucybelle Crater,” 1970-72. Credit © THE ESTATE OF RALPH EUGENE MEATYARD, COURTESY FRAENKEL GALLERY “You shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you odd.” So goes one of Flannery O’Connor’s most enduring quotes, a salty twist on a dominical passage from the Book of John. Her words are useful to keep in mind when viewing the work of the Kentucky photographer Ralph Eugene Meatyard, whose images corkscrew so quickly, and playfully, from the ordinary to the grotesque that they often leave you unsure of your bearings. Through his lens, the true and the weird are mirrored properties, undulating and deceptively pleasing to the …

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She wanted to express her love for her dad. It took 300 pages of writing

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/ Go to Source Article Kelly Corrigan’s dad always used to tell her she was going to write the “great American novel.” At age 36, she was diagnosed with cancer, and soon after, her father got the same bad news. The prognosis unleashed a panic in her, which she unleashed through her writing. Corrigan, a New York Times bestselling author, gives her Brief But Spectacular take on the power of words.

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This mom transforms hospital gowns into 'Brave Gowns' to give sick kids the hope they need

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/ Go to Source Article This story originally appeared on Babble and is reprinted with permission. What is it like to be one of the millions of children hospitalized in the U.S. every year? Ask any parent of a seriously ill child and they will explain that it’s beyond traumatizing. One California mom, however, is doing her part to ease the discomfort and give a boost of bravery to these kids – one hospital gown at a time. Over a decade ago Summer Germann’s brother was diagnosed with cancer, and despite a successful battle with the illness, later passed away due to a medical error. One Halloween he was stuck in the hospital – a place no kid wants to …

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Biden to appear at SBU event

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/ Go to Source Article Former Vice President Joe Biden will be honored at a Stony Brook University event next month. Biden will be recognized at the Stars of Stony Brook Gala on April 19 at Pier Sixty at Chelsea Piers in Manhattan for his dedication to the fight against cancer. Biden will speak at the gala about his efforts to accelerate cancer research and scientific discovery. As vice president, Biden led the White House Cancer Moonshot program, part of the National Cancer Institute. Congress passed the 21st Century Cures Act in December 2016 authorizing $1.8 billion in funding for the Cancer Moonshot over seven years, according to the NCI’s website. Every spring the Stars of Stony Brook Gala is …

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Discovery of a new Metabolic Pathway of a Known Lipid has Implications in Cancer, Obesity

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/ Go to Source Article Discovery of a new Metabolic Pathway of a Known Lipid has Implications in Cancer, ObesityStony Brook investigators publish research findings in journal Cell Metabolism Dr. Lina Obeid in her Stony Brook Medicine laboratory Stony Brook, NY – March 9, 2017 – A collaborative Stony Brook University research team has discovered a novel metabolic pathway of the lipid ceramide, which is involved in cell death. The finding illustrates that ceramide is stored in lipid droplets, a step that may help to uncover processes necessary for cell death and lipid metabolism, and therefore has implications in the development of cancer or obesity. The paper is published in Cell Metabolism. Led by Lina M. Obeid, MD, Dean of …

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Former Vice President Joe Biden Guest of Honor at Stony Brook University Annual Gala

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/ Go to Source Article Stony Brook, New York, March 8, 2017 – Stony Brook University will recognize the 47th Vice President of the United States of America, the Honorable Joseph R. Biden Jr., at its annual  Stars of Stony Brook Gala  on Wednesday, April 19 at Pier Sixty at Chelsea Piers at 6:30 PM/ET in New York City. Vice President Biden is being recognized for his outstanding career and dedication to the fight against cancer . “Cancer touches us all in some way and at some point,” said Vice President Biden. “Everywhere I go, people share their stories of heartbreak and hope. And every day, I’m reminded that our work to end cancer as we know it is bigger than just a single person. It …

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Catherine Opie, All-American Subversive

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/ Go to Source Article In Opie’s “Self-Portrait/Nursing,” her chest bears the scar of an inscription from her days as an S/M practitioner: “Pervert.”CreditPhotographs by Catherine Opie / Courtesy Regen Projects, Los Angeles and Lehmann Maupin, New York & Hong Kong In the course of a thirty-year career, the photographer Catherine Opie has made a study of the freeways of Los Angeles, lesbian families, surfers, Tea Party gatherings, America’s national parks, the houses of Beverly Hills, teen-age football players, the personal effects of Elizabeth Taylor, the Michigan Womyn’s Music Festival, Boy Scouts, her friends, mini-malls, and tree stumps. But her most famous photographs are probably two that she took of herself, early in her working life. In “Self-Portrait/Cutting,” which Opie …

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I beat cancer twice, but women on Facebook helped me heal

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Horoscopes by PsychicDeb for March 2017

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/ Go to Source Article Aries – Pluto in your 10th house – your practical ambitious plans revolve around money. You’re more than willing to manage someone else’s money – and can do wonders with it. The accent now is on gaining the trust of an influential person who will provide backing. The lucky number is 8. Taurus – Pluto in your 9th house – the sky’s the limit! You won’t be restricted by any petty thinking as you travel, make long-range plans, and expand mental boundaries. Leave the past and its problems behind; walk away instead of arguing. Aries and Libra are on hand. Gemini – Pluto in your 8th house – you’ll get a chance to prove yourself …

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No, iPhones Aren’t Luxury Items. They’re Economic Necessities

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/ Go to Source Article To make it in America, you have to hustle. Fast-food worker or CEO, Uber driver or student, you have to stay connected in an economy built on the assumption that anyone is always reachable anywhere. In 2017, that means you need a smartphone. When Apple released the iPhone in 2007, the world understood it as a gadget, a novelty, a cool thing you plunked down a handful of cash for if you were lucky enough to have the money. Then you just needed to figure out what to do with it. At first the answer was: play games and take pictures of things, text and talk. A decade later, the smartphone has become the lifeblood …

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Energy, life sciences pace 2017 Innovation Boot Camp

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/ Go to Source Article By GREGORY ZELLER // Several innovators sitting on potentially game-changing technologies have been selected for one of Long Island’s most effective commercialization crash courses. Stony Brook University has announced the eight teams participating in the 10th annual Innovation Boot Camp, a three-day exercise that surrounds researchers, engineers and other rookie entrepreneurs with customized teams of commercialization experts to help them explore the rigors of business development. This year’s boot campers represent a diverse selection of scientific fields, with special attention paid to life sciences and clean energy and other teams delving into Big Data and robotics. Each of the eight “idea champions” – culled out of roughly 15 applicants from across the SBU community and …

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Is soy safe for women with breast cancer?

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/ Go to Source Article For years, many women with breast cancer have been advised to avoid eating soy products, but new evidence could change that. CBS News’ Danielle Nottingham reports. Subscribe to the “CBSN” Channel HERE: http://bit.ly/1Re2MgSWatch “CBSN” live HERE: http://cbsn.ws/1PlLpZ7Follow “CBSN” on Instagram HERE: http://bit.ly/1PO0dkxLike “CBSN” on Facebook HERE: http://on.fb.me/1o3Deb4Follow “CBSN” on Twitter HERE: http://bit.ly/1V4qhIu Get the latest news and best in original reporting from CBS News delivered to your inbox. Subscribe to newsletters HERE: http://cbsn.ws/1RqHw7T Get your news on the go! Download CBS News mobile apps HERE: http://cbsn.ws/1Xb1WC8 Get new episodes of shows you love across devices the next day, stream local news live, and watch full seasons of CBS fan favorites anytime, anywhere with CBS All …

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Cancer Can't Stop This Girl from Skiing

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/ Go to Source Article Kati Leasure, a 15-year-old girl with lymphoma and a rare muscular disorder called ataxia-telangiectasia (AT), mounts a ski bike at Winter Park with the help of the National Sports Center for the Disabled. ABC’s Michael Koenigs reports @MikeOnABikeABC SUBSCRIBE to ABC NEWS: https://www.youtube.com/ABCNews/Watch More on http://abcnews.go.com/LIKE ABC News on FACEBOOKhttps://www.facebook.com/abcnewsFOLLOW ABC News on TWITTER:https://twitter.com/abcGOOD MORNING AMERICA’S HOMEPAGE:https://gma.yahoo.com/ Terms:extreme skiingski bikeski cycleataxia telangiectasiadisabled skiinghandicapped skiinginspiringinspiration

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The Delaware Valley Urology Cancer Treatment Center Joins ITUS Early Cancer Detection Biomarker Study

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/ Go to Source Article The Delaware Valley Urology Cancer Treatment Center Joins ITUS Early Cancer Detection Biomarker Study LOS ANGELES, CA — (Marketwired) — 03/07/17 — ITUS Corporation (NASDAQ: ITUS ) today announced that it has enrolled the Delaware Valley Urology Center to be a part of its ongoing Cchek™ cancer biomarker study. Delaware Valley Urology (“DVU”) is the largest urology practice in the South Jersey and greater Philadelphia Region, focusing on the advanced diagnosis and treatment of urological conditions including Prostate Cancer, Bladder Cancer, and Kidney Cancer. Dr. Adam Perzin, who will serve as the Principal Investigator at DVU for the study, stated: “When I met with ITUS to learn about the details and science behind their technology, …

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GOP Senators Ask GAO To Investigate High Prices For Orphan Drugs

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/ Go to Source Article Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., is one of three GOP senators seeking an investigation into six-figure annual costs for drugs intended to treat rare diseases. Alex Brandon/AP hide caption toggle caption Alex Brandon/AP Building on weeks of mounting pressure to address high prescription drug prices, three influential U.S. senators have asked the government’s accountability arm to investigate potential abuses of the Orphan Drug Act. In a letter to the U.S. Government Accountability Office, Sens. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, and Tom Cotton, R-Ark., raised the possibility that regulatory or legislative changes might be needed “to preserve the intent of this vital law” that gives drug makers lucrative incentives to develop drugs for rare diseases. “While …

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Alexa will now give you medical advice, courtesy of WebMD

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/ Go to Source Article Alexa will now give you medical advice, courtesy of WebMD – The Vergeclockmenumore-arrow (function(d) { try { if (localStorage.getItem(‘chorus-fonts-0b50f0674bed2b66b24a77410eb3f99c’) === ‘yes’) { d.documentElement.className += ‘ fonts-loaded’; } } catch (e) {} var fontUrls = [“https://fonts.voxmedia.com/unison/stylesheets/verge.1d37918fdeeb1febc4d68217382a1e72.css”]; var ss = d.styleSheets; for (var i=0; i -1) { ss[i].ownerNode.media = ‘all’; fontUrls.splice(idx, 1); } } if (fontUrls.length > 0) { setTimeout(onload, 0); } } onload(); })(document); var chorusInitQueue=[],volume_embed_host=”https://volume.vox-cdn.com”;var Chorus=Chorus||{};Chorus.windowLoaded=!1,Chorus.AddScript=function(o,n){var t=document.createElement(“script”);t.async=!0,t.type=”text/javascript”,t.src=o,”function”==typeof n&&(t.onload=n);var e=document.getElementsByTagName(“script”)[0];return e.parentNode.insertBefore(t,e),t},Chorus.ready=function(o){“loading”!=document.readyState?o():document.addEventListener?document.addEventListener(“DOMContentLoaded”,o):document.attachEvent(“onreadystatechange”,function(){“loading”!=document.readyState&&o()})},Chorus.OnLoad=function(o){if(Chorus.windowLoaded=!0)return void o();var n=window.onload;”function”!=typeof window.onload?window.onload=o:window.onload=function(){n(),o()}},Chorus.OnLoad(function(){Chorus.windowLoaded=!0}); dataLayer = [{“Network”:”theverge”,”Community”:”theverge”,”GA Primary ID”:”UA-26533115-1″,”GA CrossDomains”:”theverge.com”,”Content ID”:”14604611″,”Entry Groups”:”front-page:science:tech:health:amazon”,”Author”:”James Vincent”,”Last Time Updated”:”2017-03-07 08:00″,”Hour of Update”:”08″,”Publish Date”:”2017-03-07 08:00″,”Hour of Publish”:”08″,”Demand Post”:”no”,”All Chorus Categories”:”theverge:theverge:front-page:science:tech:health:amazon”,”Content Type”:”article”,”chartbeat_domain”:”theverge.com”,”chartbeat_zone”:”172968584/verge”,”chartbeat_authors”:”James Vincent”,”Logged in Status”:”Logged Out”,”Day of Week”:”tuesday”,”Hour of Day”:”08″}]; window._umbel = window._umbel || []; (function() { var d = new …

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The Underground Railroad for Refugees

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/ Go to Source Article In the fall of 2014, two Afghan police officers, Mohammed Naweed Samimi and Mohammed Yasin Ataye, travelled to America on temporary visas. For five weeks, along with other law-enforcement officers from Afghanistan, they attended lectures on intelligence-gathering techniques at a Drug Enforcement Administration facility in Virginia. One Saturday, the trainees took buses into Washington, D.C., for a day of sightseeing. That evening, they all returned to the buses—except for Samimi and Ataye. They had contacted an Afghan family in suburban Virginia, who picked them up in Washington and drove them to their house. From there, Samimi and Ataye took a bus to Buffalo, New York. Their destination was a safe house known as Vive, at …

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Ex-Port Authority chief gets probation United bribery case

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/ Go to Source Article NEW YORK — The former head of one of the nation’s most powerful transportation agencies and a longtime mentor to Gov. Chris Christie was sentenced Monday to four years of probation after admitting he pressured United Airlines to reinstate a flight route to give him easier access to his weekend home. David Samson, former chairman of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, pleaded guilty to bribery last year for the backroom deal, which occurred at a time when United was negotiating with the Port Authority over a new hangar it wanted to build at Newark Liberty International Airport. Before the judge pronounced his sentence, Samson apologized to the court, his family and …

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Reports Of Medical Breakthroughs Often Don't Prove Out

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/ Go to Source Article Enlarge this image Journalists like to report what’s new. But what’s new in science often turns out not to be true in the long run. Bloomberg/Gino Domenico/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Bloomberg/Gino Domenico/Bloomberg via Getty Images When you pick up a newspaper and read a story about the latest results on breast cancer, autism, depression or other ailments, what are the odds that finding will stand the test of time? The answer, according to a study in the journal PLOS One is: flip a coin. Only about half of the medical findings reported in 199 English-language newspapers actually turn out to hold up when tested in further studies, the study found. And …

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Dying author pens essay with dating profile of husband

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/ Go to Source Article An author fighting ovarian cancer who may not have long to live has offered up her husband in a tear-jerking essay: “If you’re looking for a dreamy, let’s-go-for-it travel companion, Jason is your man.” Amy Krouse Rosenthal described her illness and her marriage in a “Modern Love” column published Friday in the New York Times. It didn’t take long for her essay to go viral online. Rosenthal, 51, wrote that she’s gone weeks without real food and falls asleep mid-sentence because of the morphine she needs. Despite feeling weak, she said she had to write the essay while she still could, because she wanted him to fall in love again after she is gone. “He …

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Uber drivers to transfer NHS patients in effort to cut bed-blocking

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/ Go to Source Article Barts Health NHS Trust is planning to use Uber taxis to transport non-emergency patients, including the elderly and those with cancer and dementia, to and from hospital facilities in an attempt to reduce bed-blocking and delayed discharges. The London-based NHS health trust – the largest in the UK – said that a new app would allow patients and carers to coordinate care, schedule trips to appointments, and keep patients’ relatives informed. Cera, the social care startup behind the initiative explained that the UberAssist and UberWav services would be used to provide access for disabled passengers and wheelchair users. Alongside the ride-hailing option, patients and carers will be able to use the app to find other …