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2009-09-15 17:35:00

BALTIMORE, Sept. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- As the baby boom generation moves through retirement, the number of people affected by Alzheimer's is likely to well exceed 11 million by 2040. In recognition of World Alzheimer's Day, Retirement Living TV (RLTV), the only network dedicated to adults 50+, will air an exclusive television special, "Not Fade Away" on September 21 at 8PM (EDT). To View the Trailer: http://podcast.rl.tv/21814small.html Working in partnership with the National Cable &...

2009-09-14 12:10:00

Outreach and Registry Program Will Help Combat and Treat Alzheimer's MORGANTOWN, W.Va., Sept. 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today Senator Jay Rockefeller announced an unprecedented and powerful partnership to help combat and treat Alzheimer's disease in West Virginia. The Alzheimer's Outreach and Registry Program (AORP) at the Blanchette Rockefeller Neurosciences Institute (BRNI) at West Virginia University, brings together some of West Virginia's most important leaders in the fight...

2009-09-02 06:00:00

Agreement Will Advance Research Connecting Brain Injuries to Neurological Disorders like Alzheimer's Disease MORGANTOWN, W.V., Sept. 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Blanchette Rockefeller Neurosciences Institute (BRNI) announced today an agreement with a group of neurological specialists (Brain Injury Group) to examine possible confluences of the Group's work with brain injuries, head trauma, and strokes and BRNI's research. Together, they will explore the correlation between these...

2009-06-11 17:25:00

WASHINGTON, June 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids applauds U.S. Senator Jay Rockefeller for voting today to approve historic legislation that gives the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) authority to regulate tobacco products, including the authority to crack down on tobacco marketing and sales to kids. The U.S. Senate approved the bipartisan bill 79 to 17. The House has approved similar legislation, and Congress is expected to quickly send a final bill...

2009-05-27 05:00:00

MORGANTOWN, W.Va., May 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Blanchette Rockefeller Neurosciences Institute (BRNI) and Inverness Medical Innovations, Inc. (Inverness, NYSE:IMA) of Waltham, Massachusetts, a global leader in rapid diagnostics and health management, announced today that they will work together to further develop and commercialize a diagnostic test for Alzheimer's disease first discovered by scientists at BRNI. The BRNI test, once fully commercialized, could dramatically change...

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2009-04-02 10:10:00

Lawmakers want to severely increase U.S. defense against cyberattacks, creating proposals that would allow the government to write and implement security guidelines for confidential industry. The proposals would extend the focal point of the government's cybersecurity attempts to incorporate military networks as well as private systems that are in charge of electricity and water. Simultaneously, the bill would insert rules to guarantee industry conformity with theses rules, congressional...

2009-03-17 14:06:00

Rockefeller-Schwartz Bill Will End Insurance Coverage Exclusions for Preexisting Conditions WASHINGTON, March 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Patient Advocate Foundation (NPAF) -- a national, non-profit organization dedicated to the mission of creating avenues of improved patient access to health care through public policy reform at the state and federal levels -- today praised Senator Jay Rockefeller (D-WV) and Congresswoman Allyson Schwartz (D-PA) for introducing the...

2009-02-13 08:41:00

AFGE Applauds Senator Rockefeller and Representative Filner for Introducing Key Legislation WASHINGTON, Feb. 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) today applauded the efforts of Senator Jay Rockefeller (D-WV), member of the Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs and Representative Bob Filner, Chairman of the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs for authoring legislation to amend Section 7422 of Title 38, expanding the workplace voice and...

2009-01-17 12:22:00

The transition from analog to digital TV signals across the United States could be delayed by months under a new congressional proposal, an official says. John Podesta, co-chairman of U.S. President-elect Barack Obama's transition team, said Friday the incoming administration supports legislation to hold off the digital changeover from Feb. 17 to June 12, The Wall Street Journal reported. U.S. Sen. John D. Rockefeller IV, D-W.Va., made the proposal Thursday and a vote could take place by next...

2008-10-07 21:00:28

By GEORGE HOHMANN The financial rescue package approved by Congress and signed into law by President Bush last week contains more than a billion dollars in federal tax incentives for the coal industry. In a statement issued following Senate passage last Tuesday, Sen. Jay Rockefeller, D-W.Va., said the legislation is "the key vehicle by which we begin to invest in energy research, including carbon capture and sequestration and coal-to-liquids." Rockefeller also said the legislation "will...


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