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November 30, 2022
by TWN Staff
Experimental Drug Appears to Slow Down Alzheimer’s Disease

An experimental drug that removes a substance called amyloid — a toxic protein — from the brain appears to slow... Read More

An experimental drug that removes a substance called amyloid — a toxic protein — from the brain appears to slow down Alzheimer's disease. The drug, lecanemab, reduced the rate of cognitive decline by 27% in a study of nearly 1,800 people in the early stages of... Read More

November 30, 2022
by TWN Staff
Website Established for Self-Reporting COVID-19 Test Results

BETHESDA, Md. — Reporting a positive or negative COVID-19 test result just became easier thanks to a new website from... Read More

BETHESDA, Md. — Reporting a positive or negative COVID-19 test result just became easier thanks to a new website from the National Institutes of Health.  MakeMyTestCount.org, developed through the NIH’s Rapid Acceleration of Diagnostics Tech program, allows users to anonymously report the results of any brand... Read More

November 30, 2022
by TWN Staff
Scholarship Program Created for Aspiring VA Mental Health Professionals

WASHINGTON — A new scholarship program has been established by the Department of Veterans Affairs to assist individuals pursuing graduate... Read More

WASHINGTON — A new scholarship program has been established by the Department of Veterans Affairs to assist individuals pursuing graduate degrees in psychology, social work, marriage and family therapy, or mental health counseling. The new initiative is called the Vet Center (Readjustment Counseling Service) Scholarship Program.... Read More

November 15, 2022
by TWN Staff
Arizona Governor: Katie Hobbs (D)

About the State Katie Hobbs grew up in Tempe, Arizona, in what she describes as, a hard-working middle class family... Read More

About the State Katie Hobbs grew up in Tempe, Arizona, in what she describes as, a hard-working middle class family that knows the value of a dollar and the dignity of hard work. She learned the value of service from her parents. Starting as a kid... Read More

November 15, 2022
by TWN Staff
Case Western Reserve University Awarded $7.3M for Eye Research

CLEVELAND — Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine has been awarded a five-year, $7.3 million grant from the National... Read More

CLEVELAND — Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine has been awarded a five-year, $7.3 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to identify new technology, methods and models to study the impact of inflammation and pain on the surface of the eye. “The cornea... Read More

November 15, 2022
by TWN Staff
Improved Eye Care Could Have Prevented Dementia Cases, Study Says

WASHINGTON — A study recently published in the journal JAMA Neurology suggests that as many as 100,000 U.S. dementia cases... Read More

WASHINGTON — A study recently published in the journal JAMA Neurology suggests that as many as 100,000 U.S. dementia cases could possibly have been prevented with improved eye care. The National Institute on Aging-funded research used data from a University of Michigan Health Retirement Study that... Read More

November 15, 2022
by TWN Staff
Experimental Cancer Vaccine Shows Promise in Animal Studies

WASHINGTON — An experimental therapeutic cancer vaccine induced two distinct and desirable immune system responses that led to significant tumor... Read More

WASHINGTON — An experimental therapeutic cancer vaccine induced two distinct and desirable immune system responses that led to significant tumor regression in mice, according to investigators from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.  The experimental vaccine, SNAPvax, was designed by Robert Seder, M.D., and... Read More

November 14, 2022
by TWN Staff
Justices Rule Against Arizona GOP Leader in Jan. 6 Records Fight

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday cleared the way for the House Select Committee to Investigate the Jan.... Read More

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday cleared the way for the House Select Committee to Investigate the Jan. 6 Attack on the U.S. Capitol to access phone records belonging to the Arizona Republican Party’s chairwoman. As is their long-standing custom, the justices did not explain... Read More

November 14, 2022
by TWN Staff
WA-03: Marie Gluesenkamp Pérez (D)

Marie Gluesenkamp Pérez is a fifth-generation Washingtonian, a small business owner and a pro-choice mother. Her great great grandfather Bert... Read More

Marie Gluesenkamp Pérez is a fifth-generation Washingtonian, a small business owner and a pro-choice mother. Her great great grandfather Bert Gilmore helped build the Washington State Capitol building as the quarry foreman and her grandmother Carol Gilmore was born in a logging camp in Sappho, Washington.... Read More

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February 6, 2023
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118th Congress New Senate Comms Directors

As new members of the Senate build their teams, one of the most important decisions they make is the appointment... Read More

As new members of the Senate build their teams, one of the most important decisions they make is the appointment of a communications director. The Well News is tracking all of these top hires. View the House list here. StateU.S.... Read More

February 6, 2023
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118th Congress New House Comms Directors

As new members of the House of Representatives build their teams, one of the most important decisions they make is... Read More

As new members of the House of Representatives build their teams, one of the most important decisions they make is the appointment of a communications director. The Well News is tracking all of these top hires. View the Senate list... Read More

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Firms Fear Proposed Waste Rule Would Duplicate Existing Regs

WASHINGTON — Several oil and gas associations have written the Bureau of Land Management saying a proposed rule on waste... Read More

WASHINGTON — Several oil and gas associations have written the Bureau of Land Management saying a proposed rule on waste prevention would duplicate regulatory efforts already being undertaken by other federal agencies.The concern was voiced in comments submitted on the... Read More

February 6, 2023
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Tech Activists Say Computer Code Changed Human Behavior 

WASHINGTON — From the algorithm that delivers your next TikTok video to the AI that powers ChatGPT, computer code learning... Read More

WASHINGTON — From the algorithm that delivers your next TikTok video to the AI that powers ChatGPT, computer code learning isn’t a one-way operation. Of course, the program gleans information from user engagement, but experts warn that computer coding technologies... Read More

February 6, 2023
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BP in Bid to Build Offshore Wind Facility in NY

ALBANY, N.Y. — BP and partner Equinor have jointly entered a bid in New York’s third offshore wind solicitation, vying... Read More

ALBANY, N.Y. — BP and partner Equinor have jointly entered a bid in New York’s third offshore wind solicitation, vying to provide the state with renewable energy from the Beacon Wind 2 lease area located roughly 60 miles off the... Read More

February 6, 2023
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Patent Activity Surges at National Renewable Energy Lab

WASHINGTON — The number of patents received by researchers at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory surged last year, with the... Read More

WASHINGTON — The number of patents received by researchers at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory surged last year, with the lab receiving a total of 57 during the just concluded 2022 fiscal year, 10 more than awarded in 2021. In... Read More

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