New law to help Masonic Medical Research Institute apply for financing

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A bill sponsored by Assemblywoman Marianne Buttenschon, D-119, Marcy; and Senator Rachel May, D-53, Syracuse, allowing the Masonic Medical Research Institute to apply for financing from the state Dormitory Authority, has been signed into law.

“The staff at the Masonic Medical Research Institute truly perform lifesaving work,” Buttenschon said in a statement. “Located right here in Utica, this institute conducts critical research that is used to develop new treatments and even cure diseases as well as offers educational programs and training to medical professionals and students. The legislation that I championed, which has now become law, will help ensure MMRI has the funds it needs to continue making these groundbreaking medical discoveries and helping patients across the state, country and globe.”

A portion of a release from Buttenschon’s office continues, “...The institute conducts biomedical and clinical research to help better understand diseases and develop treatments, diagnostic tools and medical cures. It also aims to make a global impact by providing education and training to scientists, researchers and students who are committed to spreading this knowledge and fighting against disease worldwide.”

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