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  1. Investigational Personalized Cellular Therapy Tolerated Well by...Read the original story

    3 hrs ago | Newswise

    Genetically modified versions of patients' own immune cells successfully traveled to tumors they were designed to attack in an early-stage trial for mesothelioma and pancreatic and ovarian cancers at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania . The data adds to a growing body of research showing the promise of CAR T cell technology.

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  2. Immunotherapy Drug Pembrolizumab Shows Early Promise for Mesothelioma PatientsRead the original story

    3 hrs ago | Newswise

    The PD-1 inhibitor pembrolizumab, a cancer immunotherapy drug, shrank or halted growth of tumors in 76 percent of patients with pleural mesothelioma, a rare and deadly form of cancer that arises in the outer lining of the lungs and internal chest wall, according to a new study from researchers in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania . Patients diagnosed with the disease, which is tied to exposure to asbestos, have a median survival rate of about one year.

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  3. Want to be relevant in 2016, Pa.? Change the primary date: Charlie GerowRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | PennLive.com

    Regardless of your party affiliation, it's easy to understand why it's important for Pennsylvania to be "in play" in presidential elections. It's not just state pride that's at stake.

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  4. Penn Medicine: Immunotherapy drug pembrolizumab shows promise for mesothelioma patientsRead the original story w/Photo

    16 hrs ago | EurekAlert!

    The PD-1 inhibitor pembrolizumab, a cancer immunotherapy drug, shrank or halted growth of tumors in 76 percent of patients with pleural mesothelioma, a rare and deadly form of cancer that arises in the outer lining of the lungs and internal chest wall, according to a new study from researchers in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. Patients diagnosed with the disease, which is tied to exposure to asbestos, have a median survival rate of about one year.

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  5. Fishermen Cast Their Lines as Trout Season Officially BeginsRead the original story w/Photo

    7 hrs ago | Statecollege.com

    While 68,000 football fans packed Beaver Stadium for the Nittany Lions' spring game, Saturday marked a similarly important day for fishermen in Pennsylvania. At Spring Creek, which is one of the most prolific trout fishing spots in State College and surround towns, fly fishermen waded through the shallow water, waving their lines around in hopes of hooking a big one.

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  6. Outdoors notebook: Industries challenge threatened bat statusRead the original story w/Photo

    16 hrs ago | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

    With millions of bats dying every year from the energy-draining impacts of white-nose syndrome, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has added the northern long-eared bat to the list of threatened species. Potential restrictions brought on by the status listing threaten an industry that contributes some $34 billion to the state's economy, according to the Independent Petroleum Association of America.

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  7. Flood insurance surcharges are on the riseRead the original story w/Photo

    16 hrs ago | Post-gazette.com

    After 50 years of living on Sillview Drive in Scott, John Agnew has seen a good amount of flooding in his community where heavy rain has a tendency to back up the sewer drains. "When you get one of those severe storms, the drainage will quit taking water and some of the neighbors get flooded out," said the 85-year-old homeowner.

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  8. Michael Wojcik for the Dems: He's the judicious pick for Commonwealth CourtRead the original story w/Photo

    16 hrs ago | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

    Two seasoned attorneys hope to be the Democratic nominee for the open seat on Commonwealth Court. Michael Wojcik of Fox Chapel and Todd Eagen of Scranton bring distinguished resumes to the May 19 primary.

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  9. At well sites across Pa., pictures help tell the storyRead the original story w/Photo

    16 hrs ago | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

    Pennsylvania's traditional oil and gas companies have asked for evidence that their impact on the environment could justify stronger regulations that the state wants to apply to their operations. Regulators have compiled hundreds of photographs taken by field inspectors in recent years to document violations at traditional, shallow well sites - small, often family-run operations that predate the Marcellus Shale drilling boom by generations and have continued pumping in its shadow.

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  10. Who cut the cheese? Pocono Township sewer line blamed for foul odor Updated atRead the original story w/Photo

    17 hrs ago | Pocono Record

    Something stinks in Pocono Township. A rotten​ ​egg-like smell forced a daycare center and hair salon to close for a day recently over safety and environmental concerns. The two businesses, God is Love Christian School and Pure Exellence Hair Studio, are both in the same building, Pocono Creek Plaza on Route 611 in Tannersville.

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  11. Baby boom goes bust in PennsylvaniaRead the original story

    19 hrs ago | The Morning Call

    The state's birthrate was 11 for every 1,000 residents in 2013, according to a report published this year by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. To put that in perspective, Pennsylvania's birthrate was the lowest in the United States outside of New England, and it's comparable to the rates of certain European countries said to be experiencing fertility crises.

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  12. Commission to protect Tobyhanna Army Depot mission holds first meetingRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | Pocono Record

    Legislative and military leaders from across the state held the inaugural meeting Thursday of a commission dedicated to promoting and protecting the economic importance of Tobyhanna Army Depot and other Pennsylvania military operations. State Sen. John Blake, D- 22 - whose district includes Coolbaugh, Barrett and Price townships - was among the 17-member Pennsylvania Military Community Enhancement Commission in attendance in Carlise.

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  13. Pa. ban on guns in casinos axedRead the original story w/Photo

    21 hrs ago | The Morning Call

    A state regulation banning guns in Pennsylvania casinos was stricken from the books Thursday, but individual gambling establishments will still have the discretion to prohibit firearms on their properties. The action follows an August 2014 review by Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane that determined the Gaming Control Board had no authority to limit firearms at privately owned facilities.

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  14. Full Disclosure: Behind bars, a news camera ban in MinnesotaRead the original story w/Photo

    23 hrs ago | Star Tribune

    News photography is no longer allowed during inmate interviews at Stillwater and other Minnesota state prisons, because cameras are considered contraband. A media policy spelled out in February prohibits any photography or videography, reversing a previous rule that allowed inmates, with the approval of the Department of Corrections , to grant on-camera interviews.

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  15. Penn State, Pitt and Penn among wealthiest universities that keep getting richer; says reportRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | PennLive.com

    The wealthiest universities in the United States -- including three in Pennsylvania -- will continue to widen their financial advantage while other colleges fall farther behind, according to a new report. The University of Pennsylvania , Penn State University and University of Pittsburgh were found to be some of the wealthiest schools in the county.

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  16. Bibb Senior gets into four Ivy League schoolsRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | 13WMAZ.com

    Most students would be honored to get an acceptance letter from one Ivy League school; Auriel Wright has four to choose from. Stanford, Harvard, Yale, U Penn, Princeton and Georgetown are just the short list of the prestigious schools Northeast High Senior Auriel Wright has been admitted to.

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  17. Candidates for Philly public office have many ties to PennRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Daily Pennsylvanian

    On May 20, Philadelphia voters will head to the polls to select their nominees for Mayor and City Council. Considering that Democrats comprise 78 percent of Philadelphia's party-affiliated electorate, the May primary essentially determines the winners in November.

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  18. Experiment with weird food, fall in love with midtown and more things to do on Saturday nightRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Apr 7 | PennLive.com

    Prom season has begun and with it comes waves of nostalgia . You may no longer be in high school, but you can still wear your prom gown .

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  19. PennDOT Contractor Accused in $1 Million Kickback SchemeRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Patch.com

    A Montgomery County contractor for PennDOT faces criminal charges of corruption and fraud following his arrest this week by the Attorney General's Office. Criminal counts have been filed against Christopher M. Czop, 45, of Upper Providence, for allegedly using his role as president of an engineering company to secure more than $1 million in profits for his business through improper and illegal contracts with the PennDOT.

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  20. Teens get first-hand experience in dangers of texting while drivingRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | O-R Online

    Canon-McMillan sophomore Brooklyn Meyer tries to text while navigating a driving simulation during the teen safe driving summit event at South Strabane Township fire hall on Oak Spring Road Friday.

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