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Roswell Park to coordinate Moonshot project

A new national Data Management and Resource-Sharing Center to fight cancer is being established on the Buffalo-Niagara Medical Campus. Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center has been awarded $6.28 million for the project from the Beau Biden Cancer Moonshot Initiative .

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A new national Data Management and Resource-Sharing Center to fight cancer is being established on the Buffalo-Niagara Medical Campus. Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center has been awarded $6.28 million for the project from the Beau Biden Cancer Moonshot Initiative.

A new study shows a boost in economic activity in communities along the Great Lakes Corridor where Great Lakes Restoration Initiative projects took place.


Gov. Andrew Cuomo has signed legislation that names a bridge on a Western New York highway in honor of a local World War II veteran who flew more than 50 missions in the Pacific.

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Another large student housing complex is coming to Main Street in Buffalo, as the University at Buffalo Medical School and all other branches of the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus attract rising numbers of students.

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OSHA has issued 21 citations against the Buffalo Zoo during construction of its new Amphibian and Reptile Center.

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Most American adults are worried they will develop Alzheimer’s, but they are also optimistic that there will be a cure for the disease in their lifetimes, according to survey results released Monday.

More Americans are obese than ever before. That’s according to an annual survey from Trust for America’s Health and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

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New York State will soon make it illegal to finance the purchase of dogs, cats or other companion animals through lease-to-own schemes.

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There have been repeated warnings about teacher shortages across New York State.  In this week's Press Pass conversation, WBFO's senior reporter Eileen Buckley talks to Buffalo News Education reporter Jay Rey. Rey tells us those shortages are not as widespread and vary from district to district. 

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The families of Flight 3407 are calling on Congress to reauthorize the flight safety standards passed in 2010. The “One Level of Safety” standards were put into effect a year after Continental Flight 3407 crashed in Clarence Center killing a total of 50 people.

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