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2 hrs ago | New Hampshire Public Radio -

Which Contagious Diseases Are The Deadliest?

Do you know what the deadliest disease is? Hint: It's not Ebola No one knows what the death toll in the Ebola epidemic will be. As of Tuesday, nearly 2,500 people have died and nearly 5,000 have caught the virus, the World Health Organization says .


Related Topix: Epidemic, Natural Disasters, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

4 hrs ago | US News & World Report

How to Tell if You're Having a Panic Attack - and What to Do

Lillian Mondaro was a college student at Seton Hall University in New Jersey when one day "an overwhelming feeling of fear" suddenly washed through her entire body. Her face flushed bright red.


Related Topix: Seton Hall University, Parsippany, NJ, Medicine, Anxiety, Health

8 hrs ago | Freshnews

FORMA Therapeutics Appoints Mary Wadlinger, Senior Vice President,...

FORMA Therapeutics announced today that Mary Wadlinger has been appointed to the position of Senior Vice President, Human Resources. Mary joins FORMA having 25 years of experience as a strategic human resources leader in biotechnology and global biopharmaceuticals as well as consumer and nonprofit organizations.


Related Topix: FORMA Therapeutics, Biotech, Science / Technology, Non-Profit, Medicine, Millennium Pharmaceuticals, Healthcare Industry

8 hrs ago | PhysOrg Weblog

Are epigenetic drugs a hope to treat cancer resistance and reduce cancer relapse?

High school biology taught us that we inherit certain traits from our parents that are pre-determined. But what if you could change how these genes play out by taking certain drugs or better yet, just changing your diet? That's exactly what a team of researchers at the Boston University School of Medicine have proposed through their research of epigenetics.


Related Topix: Biology, Science

9 hrs ago | The Daily Free Press

Consecration of state Bishop brings thousands to Agganis

Nearly 4,000 people, including clergy and high-ranking church officials from across the country, gathered at Boston University's Agganis Arena Saturday morning for the consecration of the Rev. Alan M. Gates, 56, who was elected as the new Bishop of the Episcopal Dioceses of Massachusetts.


Related Topix: Episcopal Church

14 hrs ago | The Brattleboro Reformer

How the game is played

Last week marked the one-year anniversary of the death of neuroscientist and pharmacologist Candace B. Pert. Pert discovered what is known as the opiate receptor, but at the time of her landmark research, Pert was cut out of the accolades.


Related Topix: New York University, Opinion

Mon Sep 15, 2014

The Daily Free Press

Boston Calling cements six upcoming dates at City Hall Plaza

Boston Calling Music Festival has been guaranteed to continue at City Hall Plaza through 2017. PHOTO BY ALEXANDRA WIMLEY/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF Concertgoers of Boston's well-known Boston Calling Music Festival can look forward to several more shows, after the City of Boston announced its decision to continue to hold the festival at City Hall Plaza through 2017.


Related Topix: Boston, MA

The Daily Free Press

Three BU faculty earn annual $40,000 research grants

Assistant Professor of International Health at the Center for Global Health and Development Jacob Bor was awarded the Peter Paul Professorship in 2014. PHOTO COURTESY JACOB BOR Three assistant faculty members at Boston University received the Peter Paul Career Development Professorship, garnering more than $100,000 over the next three years to continue work and research they have conducted during their term at BU, the university announced Monday.


The Daily Free Press

BU appoints new dean of SPH

The Boston University School of Public Health has appointed Sandro Galea, formerly of Columbia University, as its new dean. He assumes the position on Jan. 1. PHOTO COURTESY SANDRO GALEA The Boston University School of Public Health has appointed a new dean who is an accomplished physician and teacher of epidemiology, BU announced in an email to faculty and staff Friday.


Related Topix: Columbia University


Enumeral Appoints Kevin Sarney, CPA, as Vice President of Finance and Chief Accounting Officer

Enumeral Biomedical Holdings, Inc. , today announced that Kevin Sarney, CPA, has been appointed Vice President of Finance and Chief Accounting Officer. Mr. Sarney brings significant finance, accounting, operations and SEC reporting experience to Enumeral having served over 15 years in the life science industry in both early-stage and publicly traded companies.


Related Topix: Suffolk University

Which Boston-Area Universities Have the Most Dateable Singles?

Harvard students are well-liked, Berklee College of Music has a pretty big gender popularity divide, and Brandeis students are picky with their dates. Those findings come courtesy of an analysis of the popularity of local college students who use the Coffee Meets Bagel dating app.


Related Topix: Berklee College of Music

The Washington Post

Northeastern U. talks up professional connections, not its U.S. News ranking

Several weeks ago, Northeastern University's president dropped by The Washington Post to talk up the private institution in Boston. Joseph E. Aoun wanted to get the word out about "experiential learning" programs that combine professional work with academic scholarship in an attempt to position students for high-powered careers.


Related Topix: Northeastern University, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Champaign, IL, Drexel University

River Front Times

Washington University: Top Safety School Pick for Wealthy Ivy League Rejects

Any high school student dreaming of college considers applying to a "safety school" to get a guaranteed acceptance just in case no other schools work out. For those equipped with an ivy league budget but short on ivy league smarts, you can't get much better than Washington University in St. Louis.


Related Topix: Education Etc., Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Cornell University

Sun Sep 14, 2014

Psychology Today

Religion and Autism, are they together or apart?

One of the things I love about fall is the fairs and carnivals. The biggest of them all - where I live at least - is the Big E in West Springfield, Massachusetts.


Related Topix: Springfield, MA, West Springfield, MA

Lowell Sun

12 Academy of Notre Dame graduate earn Scholar status

Twelve students at the Academy of Notre Dame have earned AP Scholar Awards in recognition of their exceptional achievement on Advanced Placement exams for the 2014 session. The College Board's Advanced Placement Program provides academically prepared students with an opportunity to take rigorous, college-level courses while still in high school, and to earn college credit, advanced placement in college classes or both, for successful performances on AP Exams.


Related Topix: New Boston, NH, Merrimack, NH, Nashua, NH

Wood works by Jere Osgood on exhibit in Concord

This piece, while not in the upcoming New Hampshire Furniture Masters Gallery show, is characteristic of furniture maker Jere Osgood's approach to his nature-inspired creations.


Related Topix: Concord, NH, Rochester Institute of Technology, Manchester, NH

Sat Sep 13, 2014

Allston, Brighton neighbors consider student impact

More than 100 residents of Allston and Brighton spent Saturday morning at a community meeting, hoping to find solutions to the strain placed on parts of their neighborhoods that are increasingly populated by transient students. The area has "experienced a steady change," said John Cusack, 50, who grew up in Brighton and has three children in local schools.


Related Topix: Boston, MA

Daily Kos

Has the NFL acknowledged TBI causes violence?

"For their study, the researchers analyzed postmortem brain tissue from four military service members who were known to have been injured by a blast or had a concussive injury. The scientists compared that tissue with brain tissue samples from three young amateur American football players and a professional wrestler, all of whom had a history of repetitive concussive injury, and with four samples from comparably aged control subjects with no history of blast exposure, concussive injury or neurological disease.


Related Topix: Life, Veteran Affairs, US News, Liberal Political News

Thousands watch as new Episcopal bishop is consecrated

The Rev. Alan M. Gates was consecrated as the new bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts at a ceremony this morning, succeeding the retired bishop, M. Thomas Shaw, a popular church leader who made social justice issues a priority during his nearly 20-year tenure.


Related Topix: Religion, Episcopal Church

Community Advocate Newspaper

Southborough commission continues work to preserve historic properties

Southborough- Kate Matison is an architectural historian and vice chair of the Southborough Historical Commission. She has master's degrees from Boston University in American art and architecture and historic preservation.


Related Topix: Southborough, MA