1. Articles in category: Life Sciences

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    1. Teachers' special: New Silverbrick Lofts in downtown Springfield offer rental discount to educators

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      Teachers' special: New Silverbrick Lofts in downtown Springfield offer rental discount to educators

      As the Springfield school system prepares to welcome newly minted college graduates to teach in the city, one of the first questions out-of-town recruits ask is: "Where's a nice place to live?" The school district and DevelopSpringfield believe they've found the perfect address: the Silverbrick Lofts apartment complex at 15 Taylor St. in downtown Springfield, which has recently undergone a $6 million renovation. If the soaring architecture and light-drenched units of the four-building, pet-friendly complex aren't enough of an incentive to buy-in, there's a 10 to 20 percent rental discount for teachers.

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    2. Bay Path University uses realistic apartment to teach occupational therapy | masslive

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      Bay Path University uses realistic apartment to teach occupational therapy | masslive

      Bay Path University opened the $13.7 million, 58,000-square-foot center on Jan. 5, moving both the occupational therapy and physical therapy programs off the university's main campus in Longmeadow.  The two-year occupational therapy program has 230 students, 127 of them first-year students who use the apartment and the labs a lot. The remainder are in the field as part of their second year of study. The program awards master's degrees.

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    3. New science wing at Springfield's Central High School has all the bells and whistles, state treasurer says

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      New science wing at Springfield's Central High School has all the bells and whistles, state treasurer says

      State-of-the-art science equipment and labs throughout Bay State schools will help elevate the lives of immigrant families and student who come from less fortunate circumstances, as the commonwealth champions STEM (Science,Technology, Engineering and Math) education, she said. Superintendent Daniel J. Warwick praised the Massachusetts School Building Authority, which Goldberg oversees, for its 80 percent reimbursement for the project and others in the city.

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      Mentions:   Springfield

    4. Massachusetts Life Sciences Center announces $2.6M in funds for STCC, HCC, Bay Path, Berkshire Community College | masslive

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      Massachusetts Life Sciences Center announces $2.6M in funds for STCC, HCC, Bay Path, Berkshire Community College | masslive

      Springfield Technical Community College will start two new associates' degree programs, one in biomedical instrumentation and one in biomedical device manufacturing, and will upgrade labs with a $972,850 grant from the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center announced Friday.  It's part of $2.6 million in grants to schools all over Western Massachusetts Susan Windham-Bannister, president and CEO of the Life Sciences Center made public Friday.  Bannister said that jobs in the biomedical field, everything from genetic research to medical-device manufacturing, are up 17.5 percent in six years. The $600 million in the Life Science Center has put into ...

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      Mentions:   Massachusetts Life Sciences Center   Holyoke Community College   Springfield Technical Community College

    5. UMass professor Sandra Petersen to receive Presidential Award for STEM mentoring

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      UMass professor Sandra Petersen to receive Presidential Award for STEM mentoring

      Petersen, a professor in the veterinary and animal sciences department at UMass Amherst, since 2003 has served as executive director and a mentor for the Northeast Alliance for Graduate Education and the Professoriate, a 15-institution alliance focused on increasing the number of students from underrepresented groups who earn doctoral degrees in science, technology, engineering and mathematics subjects, according to a UMass press release.

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      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Amherst

    6. State OKs Up Academy to open in Springfield in fall 2016

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      State OKs Up Academy to open in Springfield in fall 2016

      SPRINGFIELD — The state has approved UP Academy taking over a struggling city middle school starting in fall 2016. The move was approved by a 9-1 vote Tuesday of the Massachusetts Board of Secondary Education and followed a positive recommendation...

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      Mentions:   Springfield

    7. Nuclea Biotechnologies partners with BacterioScan on new instrument | masslive

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      Nuclea Biotechnologies partners with BacterioScan on new instrument | masslive

      Nuclea Biotechnologies Inc. announced today that it is partnering with BacterioScan inc. of St. Louis,ito do the validation testing of its BacterioScan 216Dx instrument in a CLIA certified laboratory.  This collaboration will focus on antimicrobial susceptibility testing to guide the best course of antibiotic treatment for different strains of urinary tract infections

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    8. Holyoke Community College awarded $300,000 for Center for Life Sciences | masslive

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      Holyoke Community College awarded $300,000 for Center for Life Sciences | masslive

      Holyoke Community College has been awarded a $300,000 grant from the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center to purchase biotechnology laboratory equipment and supplies for the college's future Center for Life Sciences. This grant will supplement a $3.8 million grant the college received in 2013 from the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center for renovations to the Marieb Building that will create the Center for Life Sciences

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      Mentions:   Massachusetts Life Sciences Center   Holyoke Community College   Holyoke

    9. UMass science center rceives interior funding to look at climate change on fish and wildlife

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      UMass science center rceives interior funding to look at climate change on fish and wildlife

      Scientists at the Northeast Climate Science Center at the University of Massachusetts have received more than $200,000 from the federal government to look at how climate change is affecting coastal fish and wildlife.The funding is part of nearly $690,000 the Department of the Interior has awarded to universities and other partners for research to help managers of parks, refuges and other cultural and natural resources in planning how to help species and ecosystems adapt to climate change, according to a press release

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      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Amherst

    10. Progress — by Design

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      Progress — by Design

      Inside the labs at Western New England University’s Biomedical Engineering (BME) department, students aren’t simply studying the technologies behind medicine. They’re constantly searching for ways to improve them.  It’s a philosophy, acting Department Chair Dr. Robert Gettens and BME students agree, that prepares them well to be leaders in a variety of careers. Many recent WNEU graduates have become specialized medical attorneys. Others have gravitated toward research. One particularly accomplished alumnus, Ryan Turner, is on his way to becoming a brain surgeon. But, regardless of what path graduates choose, they all share an ability to comprehensively ...

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      Mentions:   Western New England University

    11. STCC professor, Beth McGinnis-Cavanaugh, earns Carnegie honor

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      STCC professor, Beth McGinnis-Cavanaugh, earns Carnegie honor

      The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and the Council for Advancement and Support of Education recently named Springfield Technical Community College professor Beth McGinnis-Cavanaugh, a city resident, their 2014 Massachusetts Professor of the Year. McGinnis-Cavanaugh was selected from 400 nominated professors in the United States. On Nov. 20, McGinnis-Cavanaugh, along with the 30 other state winners, was honored at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C.

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      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Smith College   Springfield Technical Community College

    12. National Science Foundation $800,000 grant shows vision, strong priorities: Editorial

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      National Science Foundation $800,000 grant shows vision, strong priorities: Editorial

      An $800,000 grant has been awarded by the National Science Foundation to Holyoke Community College, the University of Massachusetts and Hampshire College to create collaborative programs combining clean energy studies with sustainable agriculture.

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      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Holyoke Community College   Holyoke

    13. Gov. Deval Patrick: 'Water innovation the next frontier'; UMass Amherst professor receives $4.1 million EPA grant for drinking water research

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      Gov. Deval Patrick: 'Water innovation the next frontier'; UMass Amherst professor receives $4.1 million EPA grant for drinking water research

      University of Massachusetts Amherst researcher has received a $4.1 million Environmental Protection Agency grant to create a national research center aimed at assisting small-sized drinking water systems. David A. Reckhow, a professor of civil and environmental engineering, accepted the grant at a ceremony Monday. Under the EPA grant, the UMass Water Innovation Network for Sustainable Small Systems (WINSS) will develop and test advanced, low-cost methods to reduce, control and eliminate various groups of water contaminants in small water treatment systems. Speaking at the university's new $160 million Life Sciences Laboratories on Monday, Gov. Deval Patrick also announced ...

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      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   University of Massachusetts   Palmer

    14. Building a Pipeline of Innovation | BusinessWest

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      Building a Pipeline of Innovation | BusinessWest

      Reinhart, a veteran biopharmaceutical executive and researcher, was recently named founding director of the institute, which was created in 2013 with $150 million in capital funding from the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center (MLSC) and additional contributions from the university. Its mission is to accelerate life-science research and advance collaboration with industry to effectively shorten the gap between scientific innovation and technological advancement.

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      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Amherst

    15. UMass Applied Life Sciences hires biopharmaceutical executive Peter H. Reinhart as first director

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      UMass Applied Life Sciences hires biopharmaceutical executive Peter H. Reinhart as first director

      The Institute for Applied Life Sciences at the University of Massachusetts has its first director - biopharmaceutical executive and researcher Peter H. Reinhart who officially began his job Wednesday.  The institute was created last year with $150 million from the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center along with money from the university to accelerate life science research and advance collaboration with industry.

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      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   University of Massachusetts   Massachusetts Life Sciences Center

    16. Research by UMass scientist could lead to development of new antibiotics

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      Research by UMass scientist could lead to development of new antibiotics

      Peter Chien, a biochemist at the University of Massachusetts, is part of a team of researchers that conducted a study that could be key to the development of new antibiotics.  The team’s discovery unveiled a major bacterial process that is crucial for bacterial growth, virulence and infection, according to a UMass press release. The research was completed in partnership with a team of University of California, Berkeley biochemists led by Kathleen Ryan. “There is a present human health need for the development of alternative antibiotics,” Chien said. “The mechanisms of the current ones are becoming less effective. There is ...

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      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Amherst

    17. Groundbreaking for Westfield State University's $33 million science center set

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      Groundbreaking for Westfield State University's $33 million science center set

      State Secretary of Education Matthew Malone is scheduled to join state and local officials Thursday for groundbreaking of the Westfield State University's $33 million science center. As the first new academic building on campus in three decades, the center will be 54,000-square feet and house state-of-the-art science laboratories, simulation labs for nursing and health science programs, and a technology-rich, interactive classroom that will serve a variety of academic departments.

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      Mentions:   Westfield State University   Westfield

    18. Monsanto donates plant cell library, equipment to UMass worth more than $1 million

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      Monsanto donates plant cell library, equipment to UMass worth more than $1 million

      The Monsanto Co. has donated a unique plant cell library and related equipment valued at more than $1 million to the University of Massachusetts for research. The library contains tissues and cells from 3,500 plant species and is considered to be one of the largest plant cell collections in the world, according to a press release. University and company officials state that the collection of materials does not contain any genetically modified organisms, but rather comprises natural plant materials from around the world, according to the press release. Millions have protested Monsanto's use of genetically modified organisms.

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      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   University of Massachusetts   Amherst

    19. UMass computer scientist receives $536,527 National Science Foundation grant

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      UMass computer scientist receives $536,527 National Science Foundation grant

      University of Massachusetts computer scientist Benjamin Marlin has received a five-year, $536,527 National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development grant to develop machine learning-based tools for analyzing large-scale clinical and mobile health (mHealth) data.  "Machine Learning for Complex Health Data Analytics," is designed to help health researchers handle what he calls a data revolution, according to a UMass release

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      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Amherst

    20. Massachusetts Life Sciences Center Seeks to Fund Projects | BusinessWest

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      Massachusetts Life Sciences Center Seeks to Fund Projects | BusinessWest

      The Massachusetts Life Sciences Center announced the launch of the fourth round of an open solicitation for life-sciences-related capital projects. The solicitation covers capital projects for academic/research institutions (including two- and four-year colleges), business incubators, and other not-for-profit organizations in the Commonwealth.  The Massachusetts Life Sciences Center will invest in high-potential economic-development projects across the state that promise to create jobs and make a significant contribution to the state’s life-sciences ecosystem. The MLSC has allocated up to $35 million in capital dollars for this solicitation.

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    21. Massachusetts Life Sciences Center solicits for capital projects | masslive.com

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      Massachusetts Life Sciences Center solicits for capital projects | masslive.com

      “The Life Sciences Center has invested or committed over $370 million, literally from Cape Cod to the Berkshires, in support of life sciences capital projects,” said Susan Windham-Bannister, Ph.D., President & CEO of the MLSC. “Through these investments we are creating unique resources to strengthen our life sciences ecosystem, expand our workforce, create new jobs and cement Massachusetts' position as the global leader in life sciences. We look forward to receiving additional innovative proposals through this year's solicitation.”

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      Mentions:   Massachusetts Life Sciences Center   Life Sciences Center

    22. Nuclea Biotechnologies in Pittsfield gets test OK | masslive

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      Nuclea Biotechnologies in Pittsfield gets test OK | masslive

      Nuclea Biotechnologies today announced that its subsidiary, Nuclea Diagnostics, has met the requirements from the Food and Drug Administration for its Fatty Acid Synthase Immunohistochemistry Kit as a Class I in vitro diagnostic device.  Fatty acid synthase is used to measure the metabolism of cells in both oncology and metabolic diseases, according to a news release.

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    23. Microtest Labs in Agawam sold to private equity firm | masslive

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      Microtest Labs in Agawam sold to private equity firm | masslive

      Microtest Labs in Agawam has been sold to ATS Labs Inc., a Minnesota company itself owned by private equity firm Ampersand Capital Partners.  The sales price was not disclosed. Microtest Labs founder and scientific director Steven Richter will stay on with the combined company, said ATS spokesman George Kerrick.  Microtest has 89 employees, Kerrick said. He said most employees will stay in their current jobs, but some administrative functions like billing will shift to Minnesota.  The combined companies will be known as Accuratus Lab Services.

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    24. Under Construction: Central High School $32 million science laboratory wing

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      Under Construction: Central High School $32 million science laboratory wing

      A $32 million science laboratory wing is taking shape at Central High School and is due to be completed in December. The project is being financed with $25.6 million in reimbursements from the Massachusetts School Building Authority. That amount represents up to 80 percent of eligible costs. The three-story science wing will include 12 new laboratories and preparation rooms. In addition, the project will include renovation of six existing science labs on the third floor of the high school, installation of a new roof for the entire school and a new sprinkler system. The project is part of a ...

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      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Springfield   Amherst

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