New gene therapy plant being built in Sanford will employ 200 people; hiring is underway

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Editor’s note: The N.C. Biotech Center and WRAL TechWire announced recently the launch of the Bio Jobs Hub, a project designed to match workers and employers in the growing NC life science community. Each Wednesday TechWire plans to feature a story about what’s happening in life science careers. 

Today’s story is about Audentes Therapeutics, which is constructing a new $110M, 209-job gene therapy facility in Sanford. They are hiring.

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK – North Carolina scored another major win in Feburary 2020 in the gene therapy leadership race.

Audentes Therapeutics, a San Francisco gene therapy company, is joining

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COVID-19: Long Island Sees New Infection-Rate Increase; New Rundown Of Cases By Community

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After holding steady for two straight days, the positive COVID-19 infection rate on Long Island is back on the rise as both Nassau and Suffolk reported more than 650 newly confirmed infections.

Suffolk County was reporting 824 newly confirmed cases, as the total rose to 182,442 in the county since the pandemic began. In Nassau, 676 newly confirmed infections saw the total hit 167,557.

The positivity rate on Long Island was at 4.34 percent on Sunday, March, 28 and Monday, March 29, while it rose to 4.38 percent on Tuesday, March 30, the second-highest of the state’s 10 regions, ahead

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What Happens To Your Body When You Eat Romaine Lettuce

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Romaine lettuce just doesn’t get the praise it deserves—particularly when compared to its dark leafy cousins, kale and spinach. But here’s the thing: Experts say this underrated veggie is actually loaded with important vitamins and minerals. In fact, romaine ranked even higher than kale, collard greens, and arugula thanks to its impressive nutritional profile. So if you love to eat romaine lettuce on the regular, than you’re in luck.

“Romaine lettuce can be a wonderfully healthy addition to a balanced diet,” says Kylie Ivanir, RD. “This sturdy lettuce is packed with nutrients and can be added to salads, sandwiches,

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After tragedy, a furry friend | Union Grove High’s new therapy dog honors late 2005 grad | Local News

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When school officials later decided to acquire a therapy dog, Gail Bentley gave her consent to naming the dog after her son and also to launching the new mental health effort on campus in his honor.

Since her son’s death, Bentley said, she has been surprised and disappointed to learn that mental illness is widespread and that few resources are available for children or adults in crisis.

“There’s just not enough help out there,” she said. “We need to try not to have a tragedy again.”

Joel Bentley

Joel Bentley, a 2005 graduate of Union Grove High School, committed suicide last year.

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Keep your mental health in top form with the proper diet

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Q: If what you eat has so much to do with the health of your body, does it also affect your mental health?

Emily G., Rockford, Ill.

A: Very smart question, and the answer is an emphatic “yes.” Various studies have found that diet and depression are related (both ways — what you eat can fuel depression, and depression can fuel poor nutrition). In fact, it’s been shown that each 10 percent increase in eating highly processed foods bumps up the risk of depression by 21 percent. Seems those foods can change your gut bacteria, and that can lead to

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