innovation trail http://wrvo.org en Possible treatment for Parkinson's developed upstate http://wrvo.org/post/possible-treatment-parkinsons-developed-upstate <div class="card-content"><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden "><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p></p><p>Researchers in upstate New York have developed a new cell therapy that could treat Parkinson’s disease, a neurological disorder which affects motor function. The study from the University of Rochester Medical Center suggests this new approach could not only halt progression of the disease, but also reverse its impact on the brain. Thu, 13 Feb 2014 12:07:37 +0000 Kate O'Connell 51215 at http://wrvo.org Possible treatment for Parkinson's developed upstate Public Forum: journalists weigh pros and cons of open data http://wrvo.org/post/public-forum-journalists-weigh-pros-and-cons-open-data <p>In this open panel discussion, journalists weighed the pros and cons of open data. Featured in this discussion is: Dan Pacheco, professor and chair of Journalism Innovation (<a href="http://journovation.syr.edu/">Journovation</a>) at the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications; Matt Bernius, <a href="http://hackshackers.com/">Hacks/Hackers</a> of Rochester; Catherine Loper, news and public affairs director at <a href="http://wrvo.org">WRVO Public Media</a>; and Matthew Leonard (off screen), editor of <a href="http://innovationtrail.org">the Innovation Trail</a> journalism collaboration.</p><p> Tue, 02 Jul 2013 14:51:36 +0000 WRVO 40440 at http://wrvo.org New nonprofit venture fund aims to boost Rochester area businesses http://wrvo.org/post/new-nonprofit-venture-fund-aims-boost-rochester-area-businesses <p>The brand new <a href="http://venturejobs.org/" target="_blank">Venture Jobs Foundation</a> is just like any other charity.</p><p>&quot;This one just happens to be providing early stage capital,&quot; says Denny DeLeo, the foundation&#39;s president and director.</p><p> Thu, 14 Jun 2012 19:46:57 +0000 Zack Seward 20952 at http://wrvo.org New nonprofit venture fund aims to boost Rochester area businesses New York paid developers $1B to improve brownfields http://wrvo.org/post/new-york-paid-developers-1b-improve-brownfields <p>A new report from a statewide environmental group says New York&#39;s brownfield remediation program is broken. Advocates say too few sites are being redeveloped -- at too high a cost.</p><p> Mon, 11 Jun 2012 13:47:32 +0000 Zack Seward 20725 at http://wrvo.org Environmentalists make case that nature is a good investment http://wrvo.org/post/environmentalists-make-case-nature-good-investment <p>Environmental advocates were in Albany Monday making the case that investing in the state's natural resources is good economic sense.</p> Tue, 14 Feb 2012 12:14:50 +0000 Marie Cusick 14308 at http://wrvo.org Rochester after Kodak http://wrvo.org/post/rochester-after-kodak <p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="272" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/p9B3BxUw3HE" width="440"></iframe></p><p>With Kodak embarking on a restructuring effort under Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, the future of the imaging icon remains unclear.</p><p>But one aspect of Kodak&#39;s legacy is already deeply imprinted onto the Rochester community.</p><p>Even as Rochester&#39;s most famous company struggled mightily to reinvent itself, the Rochester region steadily fought back - <a href="http://www.democratandchronicle.com/article/20120119/BUSINESS/120119029" target="_blank">leading the state in job growth</a>&nbsp;in recent years and <a href="http://www.policy-wonk.org/kent-gardner/rochester-economy-optimism-for-2012/" target="_blank">outpacing its upstate peers</a> in economic vitality.</p><p>One key reason: A long history of top-notch human capital flung into the community - willingly or not - as Kodak&#39;s fortunes withered.</p><p> Fri, 20 Jan 2012 19:06:52 +0000 Zack Seward 13140 at http://wrvo.org Cuomo's Entrepreneurial Government Model http://wrvo.org/post/cuomos-entrepreneurial-government-model <p>As Governor Andrew Cuomo unveiled his 2012 budget proposal in Albany, he talked a lot about what he calls &quot;entrepreneurial government&quot; - a model in which the state sets the stage for private investment.</p><p>The question now is whether that private money will materialize:</p> Wed, 18 Jan 2012 14:13:54 +0000 Marie Cusick 12981 at http://wrvo.org Pt. 2: Where does our power come from? http://wrvo.org/post/pt-2-where-does-our-power-come <p>In part one of our series on Canadian power, we brought you a first story on the hydroelectricity New York imports from Canada. Today, we visit the site of a proposed plan that might send more power our way from the Canadian province of Newfoundland &amp; Labrador. Innovation Trail reporter Emma Jacobs says the dam could bring jobs and renewable energy but also bring costs.</p> Fri, 02 Dec 2011 12:47:07 +0000 10411 at http://wrvo.org Pt 1: Where does our power come from? http://wrvo.org/post/pt-1-where-does-our-power-come <p>New York imports hydroelectricity generated by giant dams on Canadian rivers. And some would like to see the state get more of that renewable power. But as Emma Jacobs reports in the first story of our series on New York's imports of Canadian power, there's also opposition to that idea.</p> Thu, 01 Dec 2011 13:26:40 +0000 10343 at http://wrvo.org Following the Power Lines http://wrvo.org/post/following-power-lines <p>We're drilling for gas, planning pipes from Canadian tar sands, and pumping millions of dollars into green energy projects. &nbsp;</p><p>But the energy mix that we'll end up with in New York State is still a work in progress. What do we want to see powering our toasters and laptops in the years to come?</p><p>We've posed those questions to a panel of experts, to find out what's being built,&nbsp;how the marketplace might shake out, and what the social and political ramifications are of how we produce and consume power.</p> Wed, 30 Nov 2011 12:41:44 +0000 Rachel Ward 11227 at http://wrvo.org Following the Power Lines Public hearings on hydrofracking set to start Wednesday http://wrvo.org/post/public-hearings-hydrofracking-set-start-wednesday <p>The Department of Environmental Conservation begins holding hearings on the rules that would govern hydrofracking this week. New Yorkers have watched closely as fracking has unfolded in Pennsylvania and some are wary that environmental abuses could happen here &iquest; while others are eager for the economic boom drilling could bring. The Innovation Trail&#39;s Matt Richmond reports.<br /><br />Libby Foust lives on a quiet gravel road outside Ithaca, in a farmhouse with a 360 degree view of green hills, woods and grain silos.<br /> Mon, 14 Nov 2011 13:16:43 +0000 Matt Richmond 9401 at http://wrvo.org New York will vote "no" on interstate fracking rules http://wrvo.org/post/new-york-will-vote-no-interstate-fracking-rules <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden "><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p>Earlier this week, the Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC) released an updated version of its <a href="http://www.state.nj.us/drbc/naturalgas-REVISEDdraftregs110811.pdf" target="_blank">fracking regulations</a> for its watershed.&nbsp;</p><p>The commission oversees an area that covers four states - New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware - and provides water to more than 15 million Americans, including New York City.</p> Fri, 11 Nov 2011 16:52:33 +0000 Marie Cusick 9289 at http://wrvo.org