NY Project Would Map Genes Of 1 Million To Fight Alzheimer’s

first_imgMGN Stock Image.ALBANY — Researchers would aim to map the genes of one million people living with or at-risk of Alzheimer’s disease over five years through a proposed initiative at the State University of New York.Gov. Andrew Cuomo proposed Friday to establish the SUNY Curing Alzheimer’s Health Consortium to collect and map genomic data statewide. The Democrat said the initiative will eventually provide the data to researchers working to slow the progression of Alzheimer’s.The governor says SUNY and the state’s economic development agency, Empire State Development, will seek proposals for private providers to work with SUNY, other hospitals and non-profit higher education research institutions on the mapping initiative.The Empire State Development’s life science initiative would provide $20 million in initial funding to identify and recruit 200,000 people for genetic testing. State health officials would help acquire samples and anonymized electronic health records of volunteers. More than 5 million people in the United States and millions more worldwide have Alzheimer’s, the leading cause of dementia. New York’s Department of Health estimates 390,000 individuals in New York had Alzheimer’s disease in 2017 — a figure expected to increase to 460,000 by 2025.Current drugs only temporarily ease symptoms and do not alter the course of the disease. Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Jamestown Police To Expand Security Camera Network

first_imgShare:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window) City of Jamestown Police crime cameras, image by Justin Gould / WNYNewsNow. 01/30/19.JAMESTOWN – Jamestown Police are expanding their security camera network with the purchase of several new cameras that will be deployed around the city.On Monday night, Jamestown’s City Council approved the purchase of eight PTZ Cameras and two Cisco switches totaling $47,899.Jamestown Police Chief Harry Snellings says camera deployment gives officers an extra eye in the city.“For us they have been beneficial in a lot of different investigations we’ve had,” explained Chief Snellings. “The obvious ones with follow-ups from traffic accidents, but we’ve also captured a shooting at ninth and main, it helped us in a missing person case, and we’ve captured some illegal activity in other parts of the city too.” Snellings says in addition to deploying cameras at several new locations, his department will replace two aging sets at the corners of Second and Washington Streets.last_img read more

Winter Weather Advisory Issued For Area Until Noon Friday

first_imgShare:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window) JAMESTOWN – A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect until noon Friday for Chautauqua and Cattaraugus Counties due to the possibility of slick winter conditions.The National Weather Service in Buffalo says snow accumulations of 3 to 6 inches are likely with winds gusting as high as 40 MPH.“Plan on slippery road conditions,” said officials. “The hazardous conditions could impact the morning or evening commute.” Periods of snow will result in snow covered roads and limited visibilities, forecasters furthered. They advise motorists to slow down and use caution while driving.last_img read more

COVID-19 Cases Remain Steady In Chautauqua County

first_imgShare:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window) WNY News Now / MGN Stock Image.JAMESTOWN – There was no increase in COVID-19 cases in Chautauqua County on Tuesday.County officials in their 4 p.m. update said the number of confirmed cases remain at 37, with four active, 29 recovered and four pervious deaths related to the outbreak.Sixty-five people under quarantine and/or isolation orders by the Public Health Director and are being monitored.“Not all of those being monitored are confirmed to have COVID-19 but have either shown symptoms, are awaiting results, or have risk factors,” explained officials. last_img read more

New York State Releases School Reopening Guidance, Safety Plan Outline

first_imgPixabay / MGN Image ALBANY – Governor Andrew Cuomo says there will be no one size fits all approach to reopening schools this fall.The state released its list of guidelines on Monday, but is leaving the specifics up to each school district.Across the board , districts need to create a flexible plan. Teachers and students will be required to wear face coverings and social distancing will have to be enforced, and not just in the classroom, the Governor says students will have to wear masks even on school buses.Schools will also have to utilize classrooms and any extra space to spread students out during lunchtime, or any meal served during school hours. Schools can begin to reopen if a region is in phase four and the daily infection rates are below five percent or lower over a 14 day period. “If you have the virus under control, reopen. If you don’t have the virus under control, then you can’t reopen, right? We’re not going to use our children as a litmus test and we’re not going to put our children in a place where their health is in danger. It’s that simple,” Cuomo said.School districts will have until July 31st to submit their reopening plans to the state.The 28-page document released by the State Department of Education covers a range of topics, including:Communication/Family & CommunityEngagementHealth and SafetyFacilitiesChild NutritionTransportationSocial Emotional Well-BeingSchool SchedulesBudget and Fiscal MattersAttendance and Chronic AbsenteeismTechnology and ConnectivityTeaching and LearningSpecial EducationBilingual Education andWorld LanguagesStaffing Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Jamestown Man Charged With Rape

first_imgStock ImageJAMESTOWN – A Jamestown man was charged with rape following a complaint to the Cattaraugus County Sheriff’s Office.Deputies said Daniel Graham Jr., 31, was charged last Friday, with third-degree rape, third-degree criminal sex act and endangering the welfare of a child.The Sheriff says Jamestown Police assisted in the investigation.Graham Jr. is to be in court at a later date and was released on his own recognizance. No other details of the incident was released. Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window),Thank you NY state Democrats for keeping us safe……~was charged last Friday, with third-degree rape, third-degree criminal sex act and endangering the welfare of a child(Immediately released with no bail….. for RAPE) ~is to be in court at a later date and was released on his own recognizance.Once again, thank you Cuomo for keeping us safe….,Yes Jo your 100% right than today a man gets arrest for incest 10,000 bail. Well if it was there family they may feel different. And believe me I am doing everything I can to make this Parole who not only raped my daughter, feed her vodka, gave her drug. He will rot in jail.last_img read more

Everybody Say Yeah! Kinky Boots Wins 2014 Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album

first_img View Comments Raise it up and say yeah because Kinky Boots took home the Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater album at the 56th Annual event on January 26. The Tony-winning musical beat out the cast albums of Motown the Musical and Matilda for the top prize. The Kinky Boots win is shared by composer/lyricist Cyndi Lauper, lead performers Billy Porter and Stark Sands and album producers Lauper, Sammy James Jr., Stephen Oremus and William Wittman. The show continues to high kick to sold-out crowds at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre. Show Closed This production ended its run on April 7, 2019 Related Shows Kinky Bootslast_img read more

OMG! We’re Turning 30! Let’s Write a Show!

first_img This Is 30 explores the excitement and fear that comes as the milestone birthday approaches for both “Case and Kobes.” Friends are getting married and having babies. It’s too late to do Spring Awakening. Suddenly listening to NPR is a more appealing Sunday morning than waking up with a hangover. The show will feature a mix of musical theatre and pop/rock tunes, covering artists from Sara Bareilles to Queen. Turning 30 doesn’t have to be scary, as long as you’re singing your way through it. Former Hair hippies Allison Case and Andrew Kober will perform their new show This Is 30 at The Cutting Room on April 7. Case most recently appeared on Broadway in Hands on a Hardbody. Her additional Broadway credits include Mamma Mia!. Kober, who is currently joining in the crusade at the Imperial Theatre in Les Miserables, appeared alongside Case in the Tony-winning revival of Hair at the Delacorte Theatre, on Broadway and in the West End.center_img View Commentslast_img read more

Fun Home Sets Dates for Spring Broadway Bow

first_img Jeanine Tesori and Lisa Kron’s new musical will be directed by Sam Gold. Casting for the Broadway incarnation will be announced later, but the off-Broadway production starred Tony winner Michael Cerveris and Tony nominee Judy Kuhn. Fun Home opened at the Public’s Newman Theater on October 22, 2013 and extended multiple times before ending its run on January 12. Show Closed This production ended its run on Sept. 10, 2016 Based on the graphic novel by Alison Bechdel, Fun Home charts a girl’s quest to come to terms with her father’s unexpected death. As she moves between past and present, Alison dives into the story of her volatile, brilliant father and relives her unique childhood at her family’s funeral home. In addition to Cerveris and Kuhn, the off-Broadway cast also included Emily Skeggs, Griffin Birney, Roberta Colindrez, Noah Hinsdale, Sydney Lucas, Beth Malone and Joel Perez. The hot 2013 off-Broadway property Fun Home will move to the Great White Way. The Pulitzer finalist will begin previews on April 4, 2015 at Circle in the Square Theater. Opening night is set for April 22. The Great White Way production will feature choreography by Danny Mefford, set and costume design by David Zinn, lighting design by Ben Stanton, sound design by Kai Harada and musical direction by Chris Fenwick.center_img Related Shows View Comments Fun Homelast_img read more

Brian Dennehy & Mia Farrow Discuss Bringing Love Letters to B’way

first_img Show Closed This production ended its run on Dec. 14, 2014 Love Letters Tony winner Brian Dennehy and Mia Farrow return to the Great White Way beginning September 13 in A.R. Gurney’s Love Letters. The pair stopped by The Today Show to discuss launching this revival, which will feature a rotating cast of stars in limited engagements. “You cannot stage a play more simply than this,” Dennehy says. “All you do is speak it. The writer wants you to just hear the words…and you will provide the emotions for yourself.” Farrow proved that their affection for each other is not just an act: “There’s a compelling reason to do a play if Brian’s in it, but also, this is an exquisite play.” And while we’ll have to wait just a day more to see the two on stage, Dennehy revealed, “We have no twerks in this play.” Damn. Catch the twerk-less Dennehy and Farrow in Love Letters at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre, opening officially on September 18! View Comments Related Showslast_img read more