Sanofi kicks off new immunology research journey with Stanford pact

Jessica Wong

Drugs often take more than a decade to move through the pipeline, and Sanofi is kicking off the process anew in immunology through a scientific exchange partnership with Stanford Medical.

“The journey of a drug is typically over 10 to 12 years. It’s a very long journey,” Frank Nestle, Sanofi’s global head of research and Chief Scientific Officer, said in an interview.

The pharmaceutical industry knows how to make a molecule, but research such as Sanofi’s new collab with Stanford is crucial to understanding disease pathology before that trek can start. Sanofi will provide funding to Stanford for the discovery

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Graduate student Billie Feather’s journey in the School of Music comes full circle

Jessica Wong

Her graduate studies in the UNCSA School of Music mark the completion of a journey that Billie Feather (M.M. ’21, B.M. ’06, H.S. ’02) started back in 2001 as a high school senior, then
undergraduate student, in the guitar program. After years of performing, touring and teaching private lessons, she decided she
wanted to learn more about jazz and teaching methods — and eventually found herself
back where some of her earliest music education began.

While earning her M.M., she has continued to balance her teaching work, performing
in multiple bands like Hank, Pattie & the Current, The P-90s, and

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The 120-unit, 15-acre Ellensburg KOA Journey RV Park is under new ownership | News

Jessica Wong

The Yakima River runs lazily nearby, sparking in the spring sun, near a row tipis that gives it a western feel.

Work crews are busy upgrading campsites, painting barbecue pits and fire rings along the river. The 120-unit, 15-acre Ellensburg KOA Journey RV Park is under new ownership, but has already seen record sales in April, new owner Jason Anderson said.

“We plan to renovate a lot more, but we’re already into our busy season. So, some of the bigger plans will have to wait until the fall. We’ll be redoing the roads and replacing some outdated or broken items,”

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Will Smith is documenting his fitness journey after revealing he is in ‘worst shape’ of his life

Jessica Wong

Will Smith has announced he will be documenting his efforts to get in the “best shape of [his] life” after revealing his post-pandemic body.

This week, the Hitch star earned praise when he shared a photo of himself wearing just boxers, an unzipped jacket and slippers to Instagram, where he revealed that he is “in the worst shape” of his life.

“I’m gonna be real wit yall – I’m in the worst shape of my life,” the 52-year-old captioned the photo.

The honest post prompted praise from Smith’s more than 53.1m Instagram followers, with many applauding him for the transparency.

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A journey that rewards so many

Jessica Wong

ASHWAUBENON, Wis. (WBAY) – Born out of a tragedy nearly three decades ago, a local foundation marks an amazing milestone today.

The Brian LaViolette Foundation presented its 1000th scholarship today to a deserving high school senior.

Ashwaubenon senior Brady Wittig was a little caught off guard this morning, and understandably so.

It’s not often you walk into school and receive a $10,000 scholarship.

“Such an awesome honor to receive this scholarship and just to be an ambassador of the Brian LaViolette Scholarship and everything that it encompasses,” says Wittig.

29 years ago, Doug and Renee LaViolette lost their 15 year

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