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Medical research thriving in state

Work creates treatments, jobs and tax revenue

Representitives of the bio-pharmaceutical industry, local medical research centers and local economic development officals converged at the University at Albany Cancer Research Center in Rensselaer on Tuesday morning, to talk about clinical trials being conducted in New York State. 
Here Christopher Fasano, Ph.D. a scientist with the Neural Stem Cell Institute speaks at the press conference.  New York is responsible for one third of all cinical trials in the United States.
Photographer: Marc Schultz
Representitives of the bio-pharmaceutical industry, local medical research centers and local economic development officals converged at the University at Albany Cancer Research Center in Rensselaer on Tuesday morning, to talk about clinical trials being conducted in New York State. Here Christopher Fasano, Ph.D. a scientist with the Neural Stem Cell Institute speaks at the press conference. New York is responsible for one third of all cinical trials in the United States.
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Scott Daly has never participated in a clinical trial. But he’s benefited from plenty, having lived with HIV for 27 of his 61 years. “I found out I was infected in 1985,” he said. “It was when Ryan White was in the news and everybody was dying from this thing.” His fiancée, who was also HIV-positive, died one month before their wedding. All the while, Daly didn’t even need medication until his 10th year living ...


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