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UMass Medical School boosts statewide research spending with 11% gain

Emily Micucci |

The University of Massachusetts Medical School in Worcester spent $280 million on research activities in fiscal 2017.

After Nasdaq woes, RXi pivots to promising cancer treatment field

Livia Gershon |

The Marlborough company is bringing Nobel Prize-winner Craig Mello's work into a burgeoning field of cancer research.

Ice Bucket Challenge funds another UMass ALS breakthrough

Emily Micucci |

A research collaborative co-led by a UMass Medical School professor has identified a new gene associated with the development of ALS.

Ice Bucket Challenge funds another UMass ALS breakthrough

Emily Micucci |

A collaborative led by UMass Medical School Professor John Landers have identified a new gene associated with the development of ALS.

WPI granted $1.6M to develop wound-care app

Emily Micucci |

A team of researchers at Worcester Polytechnic Institute have received a $1.6-million grant from the National Institutes of Health to develop an app for tracking chronic wounds.

NECC pharmacist sentenced to 8 years in prison

Zachary Comeau |

The former supervisory pharmacist of the New England Compounding Center connected with a 2012 meningitis outbreak killing 64 was sentenced to eight years in prison Wednesday.

WPI researchers develop 'sperm sorting' device

A group of researchers at Worcester Polytechnic Institute and Stanford University have developed a device that selects faster, healthier sperm to be used during in vitro fertilization.

RXi scarring treatment trial yields positive results

Emily Micucci |

RXi Pharmaceuticals, a clinical-stage drug company based in Marlborough, announced positive results from a clinical trial of its lead drug candidate, RXI-109.

Biostage scores $4M private investment, eyes turnaround

Zachary Comeau |

Two months after laying off more than 70 percent of its workforce and being delisted from Nasdaq, Holliston biotech Biostage announced on Thursday a $4-million private investment.

Study: Hospital ERs need improvement in treating older adults with cancer

Emily Micucci |

A new study finds older adults with cancer are more likely than those without cancer to be admitted from the emergency department.

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