In the Media

  • Pot-based mouth spray medicine looks for U.S. approval

    USA Today -- 01/29/2012

    A quarter-century after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the first prescription drugs based on the main psychoactive ingredient in marijuana, additional medicines derived from or inspired by the cannabis plant itself could soon be making their way to pharmacy shelves, according to drug companies, small biotech firms and university scientists.

  • Report: Mass. fourth-quarter GDP growth lagged the nation’s

    Boston Business Journal -- 01/27/2012

    The Mass. economy slowed to a 2.3 percent real GDP growth rate in the fourth quarter, according to a report published today by MassBenchmarks – a slower annualized rate than the 2.8 percent national GDP growth rate for the quarter, posted by the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis Thursday morning.

  • Report: Mass. economic growth slows in 4th quarter

    CBS Money Watch -- 01/27/2012

    The Massachusetts economy grew at a slower clip than that of the U.S. during the final three months of last year, marking the first time in six quarters that the state’s growth failed to outpace the nation’s, according to a new report.

  • University presidents join effort to save Homeland Security funds

    The Boston Globe -- 01/26/2012

    Several New England research universities, scrambling to protect the federal subsidies and grants funding part of their work, are calling on the Obama administration to protect science and technology spending by the Homeland Security Department.

  • US physicists call for underground neutrino facility -- 01/26/2012

    When the US National Science Board nixed plans for an underground lab in 2010, multiple potential experiments were left homeless, and the US physics community was in a kerfuffle. Now, 40 leading theoretical physicists, including three Nobel Prize winners, have written to the US Department of Energy (DOE) urging it build an underground facility to study subatomic neutrinos that would compensate to some degree for the lab’s absence.

  • In tight local market, no relief for renters, apartment hunters

    The Boston Globe -- 01/26/2012

    Rents in the Boston area hit record highs in the last quarter of 2011, pushed up by increased demand and declining inventory, maintaining the region’s reputation as one of the country’s most expensive places to live.

  • Spit on a strip? New biochip measures glucose using saliva

    FierceHealthIT -- 01/25/2012

    Diabetics soon may be able to test their glucose levels in their saliva, rather than pricking themselves to draw blood for testing.

  • Shares of Vulcan Materials rise after company said it will continue to resist Martin Marietta -- 01/25/2012

    Shares of Vulcan Materials Co. rose after the company said it plans to resist a dissident slate of directors bent on a takeover, a slate led by a former Securities and Exchange Commission member.

  • Report: Teen employment drops in Illinois

    CBS Money Watch -- 01/25/2012

    Teen employment in Illinois last year dropped to its lowest level in more than 40 years, with minorities and youth from low-income homes among the hardest hit, according to a report released Tuesday.

  • Report: 2011 teen employment drops to 27.5 percent in Ill., down from nearly 50 percent in ’99

    Chicago Tribune -- 01/24/2012

    Teen employment in Illinois last year dropped to its lowest level in more than 40 years, with minorities and youth from low-income homes among the hardest hit, according to a report released Tuesday.

  • Rabid sports fans no different than our political culture

    Examiner -- 01/24/2012

    In sports, when a mistake costs a team the game, no one feels worse than the player who made the mistake. So does that player need hate mail? We’re talkin’ REAL hateful mail.

  • Don’t rewire filibuster rules

    The Hill -- 01/24/2012

    It is hard to disagree with the headline on Bill Galston and Mark McKinnon’s op-ed in The Hill on Jan. 17: €œTime for up-or-down votes in Senate on appointees.€ The recent, highly partisan tit-for-tat demeans senators and the president, intensifies the polarization of the parties and deepens the public’s cynicism about Washington.