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UMass research nearing clinical trials for ALS therapy

Researchers at UMass Medical School in Worcester think a new kind of gene therapy may safely treat patients with ALS.

Opposition strengthens to nurse staffing ballot question

Grant Welker |

A week before the Nov. 6 elections, opposition to Question 1 appears to be strengthening as more Massachusetts voters say they're against mandated nurse-to-patient ratios.

Marshall Insurance opens downtown Hudson office

Marlborough-based Marshall Insurance Agency has become the newest business to open in downtown Hudson.

Outstanding Women in Business: 2011 Alumnae

Lisa Wilk has been onboard at Capaccio Environmental Engineering since its beginning, in 1992.

Viewpoint: Question 1 is a bad investment

DOUGLAS S. BROWN |

Massachusetts residents will soon go to the polls to consider Question 1, a ballot measure mandating specific nurse-to-patient staffing ratios in all hospitals.

Retain employees in a turnover industry

ALLISON BECKLER |

Workers in the behavioral health sector – particularly those deal with child psychiatry – have notoriously high burnout rates.

UniBank, T&G, Hanover, Table Talk among 19 WooSox founding partners

Zachary Comeau |

So far, 19 companies have signed on to be founding partners of the Worcester Red Sox minor league baseball team, including Polar Beverages, MGM Springfield and Worcester Telegram & Gazette.

Anti-Question 1 group ramps up fundraising, spending in final weeks

Grant Welker |

A committee opposed to potential new mandated nurse-to-patient staffing ratios has stepped up fundraising and spending in the last weeks before the Nov. 6 election.

Baker pursuing state, federal drug purchasing reform

State House News Service |

Gov. Charlie Baker's administration is preparing to roll out a proposal to allow the state to negotiate prices directly with drug manufacturers.

DBR Group in Framingham acquired by Virginia firm

Framingham employee benefit and consulting firm DBR Group has been acquired by a Virginia insurance company.

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