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Wednesday, September 30, 2015

  • Posted at 11:39 AM
    When a person in the grocery line sneezes or a co-worker brings a cold into the office, it can start a ripple effect that ends with you, family, friends, neighbors and colleagues getting sick. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), adults experience an average of 2-3 colds each year, children even more, and each year more than 200,000 people are hospitalized from seasonal flu-related complications. Also according to the CDC, both colds and flu are illnesses that are ... read more

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

  • Tennis Legends Take to the Court for Wounded Warrior Project --- WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va., Sept, 23, 2015
    Posted at 7:00 AM
    On September 26, The Greenbrier will host tennis legends Pete Sampras, John McEnroe, James Blake and Jim Courier for the fourth annual Greenbrier Champions Tennis Classic. The event will support Wounded Warrior Project(® )(WWP), whose mission is to honor and empower Wounded Warriors. "The generosity of supporters at events like The Greenbrier Champions Tennis Classic is what allows our organization to fulfill its mission of honoring and empowering Wounded Warriors," said Adam Silva, chief development officer of WWP. "We are extremely ... read more

Thursday, August 20, 2015

  • Posted at 1:00 PM
    Constellium N. V. (NYSE and Euronext: CSTM) announced today that the West Virginia Economic Development Authority (WVEDA) has approved partial financing of Constellium's previously communicated investment of $35 million at its Ravenswood plant. The $15 million, 15-year loan financing will contribute to the installation of a new, state-of-the-art 800 Kt furnace, primarily dedicated to the manufacturing of advanced aluminium alloys. The new equipment is due to start production mid-2016 and is expected to significantly expand the plant's ability to support ... read more
  • Posted at 5:45 AM
    Yesterday Judge Joseph R. Goodwin of the Southern District of West Virginia denied Defendant Ethicon, Inc.'s Renewed Motion for Judgment as a Matter of Law or, in the Alternative, for a New Trial in Huskey v. Ethicon (Case No. 12-cv-05201, S.D. W.V.). This case was tried on behalf of Jo Huskey and her husband Allan Huskey to a jury over nine days in August 2014. Ed Wallace of Wexler Wallace, Fidelma Fitzpatrick of Motley Rice LLC and Jeff Kuntz ... read more

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

  • Posted at 7:28 AM
    For many, summer and swimming are synonymous. From swimming pools, hot tubs and spray parks to rivers and lakes, each year warmer temperatures send millions of Americans in search of a refreshing dip in the water. However, summer is also peak time for waterborne illnesses. According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), in 2011-2012, 90 outbreaks resulting in 1,788 cases of recreational water illness and 95 hospitalizations were reported across the United States. Recreational water illness occurs when swimmers come ... read more
  • Posted at 6:15 AM
    ProtoKinetix, Incorporated (OTC: PKTX) (the "Company" or "ProtoKinetix") ( is pleased to report on its collaboration with the James Shapiro laboratory at the University of Alberta. The sole intention of the collaboration is to develop a commercial product pipeline of therapeutic ... read more

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

  • Posted at 4:18 PM
    ProtoKinetix, Incorporated (OTC: PKTX) (the “Company” or “ProtoKinetix”) ( is pleased to announce that Edward P. McDonough was appointed to the company’s board of directors. The Company has issued a two-year option for 1,000,000 shares of common stock subject to vesting exercisable at ... read more

Thursday, June 18, 2015

  • Posted at 9:30 AM
    The West Virginia Retailers Association today releases the first quarter data from the state's real-time, stop-sale pseudoephedrine (PSE) tracking system, the National Precursor Log Exchange (NPLEx). In the first quarter of 2015, NPLEx blocked the sale of 1,486 boxes, totaling almost 4,000 grams of pseudoephedrine from being illegally purchased. NPLEx serves as a vital tool in the collaboration between retailers and law enforcement officers as they track and stop the sale of medicines containing pseudoephedrine to potential meth criminals. NPLEx allows ... read more

Monday, June 8, 2015

  • ProtoKinetix Upgrades to OTCQB --- ST. MARYS, W.Va., June 8, 2015
    Posted at 6:25 AM
    ProtoKinetix, Incorporated (OTCQB: PKTX) (the "Company" or "ProtoKinetix") ( is pleased to announce that ProtoKinetix began trading today on the OTCQB® Venture Marketplace under the symbol "PKTX." The Company was formerly trading on the OTC Pink® marketplace under the same symbol. U.S. investors can find current financial disclosure and Real-Time Level 2 quotes for the Company at: "After considerable effort and significant investment in our public disclosure, we are proud to be trading on the OTCQB marketplace. This upgrade should ... read more

Friday, June 5, 2015

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

  • Posted at 11:31 AM
    In a groundbreaking new study, researchers from the Blanchette Rockefeller Neurosciences Institute (BRNI) have discovered that the Apolipoprotein E4 (ApoE4) gene, the major genetic risk factor for the vast majority of late, age-dependent Alzheimer's patients, can reduce the number of mature, functional synapses in the brain by interfering with the DNA responsible for synapse formation and maintenance. Synaptic loss, a key element of Alzheimer's disease, often occurs before the onset of amyloid plaques or tangles in Alzheimer's patients. This new ... read more

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

  • Posted at 1:53 PM
    ProtoKinetix, Incorporated (OTC: PKTX) (the "Company" or "Protokinetix") ( is pleased to announce that it has completed a private placement (the “Offering”) for gross proceeds of $155,000. The Company has issued 1,937,500 shares of common stock at a price of $0.08 per share. ... read more

Monday, May 4, 2015

  • Posted at 2:11 PM
    Health care leaders are urging about 190,000 West Virginians who have obtained health care coverage under provisions of the Affordable Care Act to get connected to a primary care provider. "It is important to get the appropriate treatment at the right place and at the right time," said West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources Secretary Karen L. Bowling. "That's why all West Virginians need a primary care doctor, and the Coverage to Care Program can help newly insured residents ... read more

Friday, May 1, 2015

  • Posted at 8:37 AM
    ProtoKinetix, Incorporated (OTC: PKTX) ( (“ProtoKinetix” or the “Company”) announces that it has received and accepted the resignation of Mr. Peter K. Jensen as a Director of the Company effective as of April 30, 2015. Mr. Jensen’s resignation was due ... read more

Thursday, April 30, 2015

  • Posted at 5:34 AM
    Imagine a social media website 20 years in the making! 12 Sync-Ups for Wonderful People, the world's first social media site centered around acts of kindness, just recently came to be - but for Elaine Parke, it's launch is the culmination of two decades of hard work. The story behind is wide-ranging - the process didn't start off in the IT or tech world, but in communities and classrooms. Parke began developing and implementing the 12 Sync-Ups of ... read more

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

  • Posted at 12:00 AM
    Launched on April 17, 2015, 12 Sync-Ups for Wonderful People became the world's first social media site dedicated to posting individual acts of kindness. The site was launched by First Synchronizer, Elaine Parke through the sponsoring non-profit, All of Us, Inc. with the goal of "offering everyone a chance to overcome frustration and feel more personal power about being counted for their good actions." Parke further describes the concept: "This isn't random kindness. This is a monthly system of 12 color-coded ... read more

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Tuesday, April 14, 2015

  • Posted at 9:26 AM
    ProtoKinetix, Incorporated (OTC: PKTX) ( (“ProtoKinetix” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce that it has completed the acquisition of a portion of certain patents and all rights associated therewith (the “Patent Rights”) from the University of Alberta (“UAB”) pursuant ... read more