Latest Jay Rockefeller Stories

2008-08-26 15:01:07

MORGANTOWN, W.Va., Aug. 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On October 16th, 2008, the new $30 million Blanchette Rockefeller Neurosciences Institute (BRNI) located on the campus on West Virginia University and founded in honor of U.S. Senator Jay Rockefeller's mother, will play host to prominent international scientists who are advancing research on Alzheimer's disease and other memory disorders. The first-ever International Forum on Memory and Memory Disorders will highlight the work of nine...

2008-07-31 15:00:48

By Jake Stump, Charleston Daily Mail, W.Va. Jul. 31--CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Clean coal and carbon capture are two key elements to cracking the ongoing energy crisis, say members of West Virginia's congressional delegation. Democratic Sen. Jay Rockefeller and Republican Congresswoman Shelley Moore Capito sponsored separate pieces of legislation this week promoting West Virginia coal and conversion research. Rockefeller introduced the Future Fuels Act, a sweeping measure that would...

2008-07-10 00:00:05

WASHINGTON _ The Senate overwhelmingly approved a foreign intelligence surveillance bill Wednesday that sets new terms for how the government can spy on suspected terrorists and provides retroactive immunity to telecommunications companies for participating in the government's program to eavesdrop on Americans without warrants following the Sept. 11 attacks. Sen. Barack Obama, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, voted for the measure after previously voting for an amendment...

2006-02-27 20:51:50

By Brooks Boliek WASHINGTON (Hollywood Reporter) - A senior Democratic senator plans to force a series of votes on indecency legislation when the Senate Commerce Committee takes up a broad-based telecommunications reform bill in the spring, an aide said Monday. Sens. Jay Rockefeller, D-W.Va., and Kay Bailey Hutchison, R-Texas, have introduced legislation that seeks to expand indecency regulations to cable and satellite TV providers, include violent content under the same regulations...

2004-11-30 12:00:10

MORGANTOWN, W.Va., Nov. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Two new drug treatments for Alzheimer's disease, developed at the Blanchette Rockefeller Neurosciences Institute (BRNI), have won patent protection and could be available for testing by volunteer patients in the next several months. Both treatments act on molecular targets discovered by BRNI scientists within memory signaling pathways of the brain. On Nov. 23, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office approved a combination therapy developed by Daniel...

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