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  • Scientists 'squeeze' light one particle at a time

    Nanowerk Nanotechnology Research News
    1 Sep 2015 | 9:57 am
    A team of scientists have measured a bizarre effect in quantum physics, in which individual particles of light are said to have been 'squeezed' - an achievement which at least one textbook had written off as hopeless.
  • Using DNA origami to build nanodevices of the future

    Nanotechnology Now Recent News
    1 Sep 2015 | 7:29 pm
    Scientists have been studying ways to use synthetic DNA as a building block for smaller and faster devices. DNA has the advantage of being inherently "coded". Each DNA strand is formed of one of four...
  • EV GROUP organizes Photonics Workshop in Conjunction with MICRO AND NANO ENGINEERING (MNE) Conference

    AZoNano.com - Nanotechnology News Feed
    1 Sep 2015 | 7:04 am
    EV Group (EVG), a leading supplier of wafer bonding and lithography equipment for the MEMS, nanotechnology and semiconductor markets, will host a special session at the 41 st Micro and Nano...
  • Using ultrathin sheets to discover new class of wrapped shapes

    Nanotechnology News -- ScienceDaily
    31 Aug 2015 | 9:32 am
    Experimental and theoretical physicists and a polymer scientist have teamed up to use much thinner sheets than before to achieve seeking to encapsulate droplets of one fluid within another. Thinner, highly-bendable sheets lift these constraints and allow for a new class of wrapped shapes.
  • Male seahorse and human pregnancies remarkably alike

    Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories
    1 Sep 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Their pregnancies are carried by the males but, when it comes to breeding, seahorses have more in common with humans than previously thought, new research from the University of Sydney reveals.
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  • Scientists 'squeeze' light one particle at a time

    1 Sep 2015 | 9:57 am
    A team of scientists have measured a bizarre effect in quantum physics, in which individual particles of light are said to have been 'squeezed' - an achievement which at least one textbook had written off as hopeless.
  • Water heals a bioplastic (w/video)

    1 Sep 2015 | 6:46 am
    A drop of water self-heals a multiphase polymer derived from the genetic code of squid ring teeth, which may someday extend the life of medical implants, fiber-optic cables and other hard to repair in place objects, according to an international team of researchers.
  • Waste coffee used as fuel storage

    1 Sep 2015 | 3:20 am
    Scientists have developed a simple process to treat waste coffee grounds to allow them to store methane. The simple soak and heating process develops a carbon capture nanomaterial with the additional environmental benefits of recycling a waste product.
  • Butterfly wings help break the status quo in gas sensing

    1 Sep 2015 | 3:14 am
    The unique properties found in the stunning iridescent wings of a tropical blue butterfly could hold the key to developing new highly selective gas detection sensors.
  • Growth factor-free porous films capable of promoting angiogenesis

    1 Sep 2015 | 2:17 am
    Researchers have developed tissue adhesive porous films that promote angiogenesis (formation of new blood vessels) without using growth factors.
 
 
 
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  • Nanopool GmbH Acquires Nano-tech Division of BA1 4hler AG

    1 Sep 2015 | 8:25 am
    Nanopool GmbH acquired the nano-tech division of Bhler AG , one of the five worldwide leading players in the surface coating sector, and thus processed the biggest acquisition in the company's history. "The Bhler technology is successfully established in the USA and Asia for years," Sascha Schwindt said.
  • S&P affirms RUSNANO ratings

    31 Aug 2015 | 10:56 pm
    On August 28, 2015, Standard & Poor's Ratings Services affirmed its 'BB-/B' long- and short-term issuer credit ratings and 'ruAA-' Russia national scale rating on Russian state-owned technology investment vehicle RusNano. The outlook is stable, the rating agency informed.
  • Sustainable Nanotechnology Center Lands New $20 Million Contract

    31 Aug 2015 | 6:42 pm
    MADISON, Wis. - The Center for Sustainable Nanotechnology, a multi-institutional research center based at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, has inked a new contract with the National Science Foundation that will provide nearly $20 million in support over the next five years.
  • Using nanotechnology to fight cancer

    31 Aug 2015 | 10:12 am
    Northwestern University, a leader in cancer nanotechnology research, has received a five-year, $11.7 million grant from the National Cancer Institute to use nanotechnology to develop next-generation cancer treatments. Extensive efforts to battle cancer during the last few decades have resulted in overall cancer death rates declining.
  • Nanocatalysts Improve Processes For The Petrochemical Industry

    31 Aug 2015 | 9:05 am
    With the goal of potentiate the oil, mining and energy industries, as well as counteract the emission of greenhouse gases, the nanotechnologist Hector Barron Escobar, designs more efficient and profitable nanomaterials. The Mexican who lives in Australia studies the physical and chemical properties of platinum and palladium, metal with excellent catalytic properties that improve processes in petrochemistry, solar cells and fuel cells, which because of their scarcity have a high and unprofitable price, hence the need to analyze their properties and make them long lasting.
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  • Macroscopic mechanical manipulation controls molecular machine array

    Jim Lewis
    1 Sep 2015 | 12:42 pm
    Pliers representing amphipathic binaphthyl (left), chemical formula of amphipathic binaphthyl (center), and three-dimensional conformation of amphipathic binaphthyl. Credit: NIMS MANA Current nanotechnology is about nanomaterials, nanodevices, and simple molecular machines. Advanced nanotechnology will largely be about complex systems of artificial molecular machines, rather as life can be described as complex systems of biological molecular machines. So any new insight about molecular machines is of potential interest as a signpost toward advanced nanotechnology. A hat tip to AZO NANO for…
  • Femtosecond imaging with near nanometer spatial resolution

    Jim Lewis
    31 Aug 2015 | 2:51 pm
    Three-dimensional rendering of surface features imaged by ptychographic coherent diffractive imaging. (Source: University of Colorado). The surface shown is a portion of Fig. 4a. Judging from the scale bar in the scanning electron micrograph of this surface shown in Fig. 1b, the inner diameter of the circle is about 10 µm (10,000 nm). As we noted back in April, Richard Feynman in his classic 1959 talk challenged his fellow physicists to make the electron microscope 100 times better. A “new super powerful electron microscope that can pinpoint the position of single atoms” had…
  • A tunable bandgap by doping a few atomic layers of black phosphorous

    Jim Lewis
    29 Aug 2015 | 12:25 pm
    Phosphorene (with in-situ deposition of potassium (K) atoms to induce doping) – The natural successor to Graphene? Credit: Institute for Basic Science The process of finding novel arrangements of atoms with interesting and useful properties does not appear to be slowing. A hat tip to ScienceDaily for reprinting this news release from the Institute for Basic Science, Korea “Black Phosphorus (BP) Surges Ahead of Graphene“: A Korean team of scientists tune BP’s band gap to form a superior conductor, allowing for the application to be mass produced for electronic and…
  • Novel wireframe nanostructures from new DNA origami design process

    Jim Lewis
    18 Aug 2015 | 1:29 pm
    The versatility of the 3D wireframe design technique was demonstrated with the construction of the snub cube, an Archimedean solid with 60 edges, 24 vertices and 38 faces including 6 squares and 32 equilateral triangles. Credit: TED-43 GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html) or CC BY 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0), via Wikimedia Commons The scaffolded DNA origami technique has been extended to build complex, programmable wireframe structures exhibitng precise control of branching and curvature. A hat tip to KurzweilAI for reporting this Arizona State University Biodesign…
  • Conference video: Artificial Biochemistry with DNA

    Jim Lewis
    13 Aug 2015 | 11:32 am
    DNA as a Universal Substrate for Chemical Kinetics-http://www.pnas.org/content/107/12/5393-An embedded control circuit to direct molecular events. Credit: David Soloveichik A select set of videos from the 2013 Foresight Technical Conference: Illuminating Atomic Precision, held January 11-13, 2013 in Palo Alto, have been made available on vimeo. Videos have been posted of those presentations for which the speakers have consented. Other presentations contained confidential information and will not be posted. The fourth speaker at the Commercial Scale Devices – Part 2 session, the winner…
 
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  • Swiss Nanoscience Institute PhD Program: 5 positions open - University of Basel, Switzerland

    TINC
    1 Sep 2015 | 10:25 am
    The Swiss Nanoscience Institute (SNI) has five open positions for PhD candidates in the framework of its PhD Program. We are looking for outstanding PhD candidates eager to engage in research activities addressing the cutting edge scientific and interdisciplinary approach of Nanoscience and Technology. The research projects root in disciplines such as physics, chemistry, biology, medicine and engineering, see the titles of the supported projects below. The earliest start date for selected candidates will be January 1st, 2016. Applications completed by Sept. 30th, 2015 will receive full…
  • Event Nanoforum 2015 - Milan, Italy - special offer for Nanopaprika members

    TINC
    1 Sep 2015 | 10:00 am
    Milan, 29 september > 2 october Politecnico di Milano, Polo Bovisa www.nanoforum.it This invitation is extended to you by Nanopaprika is glad to invite you to the eleventh edition of nanoforum, the first Italian event dedicated to micro- and nanotechnologies. The appointment is scheduled for September 29 - October 2, at Polytechnic University of Milan, Campus Bovisa. The website is www.nanoforum.it/en/. A wide cultural programme, the participation of important international personalities from the scientific world, and a specialised exhibition hosting some of the most interesting solutions…
  • 2 POST-DOCTORAL POSITIONS IN PROJECT NFFA

    TINC
    29 Aug 2015 | 9:52 am
    The Institute of Electronic Structure and Laser (IESL) of the Foundation for research and Technology Hellas (FORTH), in the frame of the project NFFA, funded under H202-E.U.1.4.1.2, is seeking to recruit two (2) post-doctoral researchers. Position 1 Laser Fabrication of 3D hierarchical micro/nano scaffolds supporting protein adhesion and cell proliferation.   The purpose of the project is the laser-based development of 3D hierarchical micro/nano scaffolds in order to selectively immobilize specific proteins and to support cell proliferation (while mimimizing non-specific protein adsorption).
  • Conformal transfer of graphene for reproducible device fabrication

    TINC
    28 Aug 2015 | 11:12 pm
    Conformal transfer of graphene on a prepatterned substrate is a viable technology for reproducible fabrication of graphene devices. Such is the conclusion of a recent study by a team of scientists from Germany, the Netherlands, Spain and Saudi Arabia. read more here
  • PhD scholarship in Optofluidics for Analysis of Turbid Liquids

    TINC
    28 Aug 2015 | 10:52 pm
    DTU Nanotech is a department at DTU, dedicated to conduct research, education and innovation within micro- and nanotechnology at the highest international level. A PhD scholarship in optofluidic technology for analysis of turbid liquids is available to be conducted in the Optofluidics group at DTU Nanotech.The PhD scholarship is as part of the HemoPOC project, a collaboration between DTU Nanotech and Radiometer Medical Aps, funded by Innovationsfonden Denmark.Responsibilities and tasksThe objective of the PhD project is to develop and explore integrated waveguides, grating couplers and…
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  • Why is the nanotech industry so intent on keeping EPA from doing its job?

    Richard Denison
    20 Aug 2015 | 9:41 am
    By Richard DenisonRichard Denison, Ph.D., is a Lead Senior Scientist Ten years and counting.  That’s how long EPA has been trying to gather the most basic information on nanoscale materials in commerce.  And that’s how long the nanotech industry has been throwing up roadblocks – despite its rhetoric that it supports EPA’s effort, which it sees (in theory) as a means to “favorably and efficiently address unwarranted concerns that have been raised” about the products of nanotechnology.  This “say-one-thing, do-another” approach is both unfortunate and ironic, given that it…
  • New chemical reforms are vital to TSCA legislation, says former top official for EPA toxics office

    Richard Denison
    23 Jul 2015 | 7:52 am
    By Richard DenisonRichard Denison, Ph.D., is a Lead Senior Scientist In an op-ed published in today’s Roll Call, Dr. Lynn Goldman, Dean of the Milken Institute School of Public Health at the George Washington University, makes the case for why TSCA reform legislation needs to include changes to the provisions of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) that govern requirements for new chemicals prior to market entry. The op-ed is notable for two reasons.  First, it addresses a key difference between the Senate and House versions of TSCA reform legislation.  The Frank R. Lautenberg…
  • Walmart Takes Important First Step on Disclosing Product Ingredients

    Jennifer McPartland
    14 Jul 2015 | 6:49 am
    By Jennifer McPartlandJennifer McPartland, Ph.D., is a Health Scientist, Alissa Sasso is a Research Consultant. Imagine you’re standing in the shopping aisle looking for a new brand of lotion that won’t irritate your baby’s skin. You find yourself surveying at least a dozen different lotion labels trying to understand and compare product ingredients. The process is frustrating and slow, not to mention confusing—what are some of these things even used for? You’re ready to pull your hair out! You are not alone. Inadequate access to ingredient information has long been a systemic…
  • We don’t know how many chemicals are in use today. We should know.

    Richard Denison
    13 Jul 2015 | 6:21 am
    By Richard DenisonRichard Denison, Ph.D., is a Lead Senior Scientist. No one knows how many chemicals are in use today.  It’s a problem that we don’t. The TSCA Inventory lists about 85,000 chemicals, but because it is a cumulative list that started in 1979, it lists all chemicals that have been in commerce at some point since then.  It is not a list of chemicals currently on the market. EPA periodically collects information on chemicals produced or imported above a certain volume threshold (currently set at 25,000 pounds per reporting site in the reporting year).  In the most recent…
  • How the Senate and House TSCA reform bills stack up against the Administration’s Principles for TSCA Reform

    Richard Denison
    8 Jul 2015 | 4:07 am
    By Richard DenisonRichard Denison, Ph.D., is a Lead Senior Scientist. In September 2009, the Obama Administration issued its Essential Principles for Reform of Chemicals Management Legislation “to help inform efforts underway in Congress to reauthorize and significantly strengthen the effectiveness of TSCA.”  These principles have guided EPA’s testimony and other statements relating to the Senate and House legislative proposals to reform the Toxic Substances Control Act. Now that the TSCA Modernization Act of 2015 (H.R. 2576) has passed the House of Representatives, and the Frank R.
 
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  • Small Acts of Kindness – Thank You Postcard Underground!

    Andrew Maynard
    5 Aug 2015 | 5:53 pm
    In this age of public outrage and social media shaming, small acts of private kindness sometimes don’t seem to count for that much.  Yet even though they may not have the social cachet of jumping on the hashtag du jour, to the individual who receives them, they can still mean a lot. Anyone following this blog will know that I’ve been working with YouTube as a medium for science communication – and specifically risk communication – for a few years now.  The channel – Risk Bites – has been moderately successful, and is approaching 100 short videos on…
  • Can public engagement stunt academic careers?

    Andrew Maynard
    11 Jul 2015 | 7:55 am
    As an academic, I take public engagement seriously.  I see it as a responsibility that comes with the societally-sanctioned license to study the things that I’m passionate about.  And I consider it a privilege to interact with others who can inform what I do as well as potentially benefitting from it.  Yet I’d be the first to admit that engaging with non-academics isn’t exactly a badge of honor within the hallowed halls of academia. Mostly, this feeling that spending time talking with and listening to people who aren’t academically “institutionalized”…
  • Characterizing nanoparticles in the 1880’s

    Andrew Maynard
    5 Jul 2015 | 12:49 pm
    On May 29th, there were 52,000 nanoparticles per cubic centimeter of air measured at the top of the Eiffel Tower. This may not seem the most compelling opening to an article, until you realize that the measurement was made in 1889 - over 100 years before nanotechnology and nanoparticles began hitting headlines as one of the most talked about emerging technologies in recent decades. The particles were measured by the Scottish scientist John Aitken, using his newly developed device for counting airborne dust particles. The post Characterizing nanoparticles in the 1880’s appeared first on…
  • Politics don’t always play a role in attitudes toward science issues

    Andrew Maynard
    1 Jul 2015 | 9:03 am
    Comments provided for GENeS on the launch of the Pew Research Center attitudes survey on Americans, Politics and Science Issues (July 1 2015) Political leanings are frequently associated with attitudes toward science and technology in the U.S.  Yet as the most recent poll from the Pew Research Center on Americans, Politics and Science Issues shows, public attitudes toward science and technology depend on a far more diverse and complex set of factors. This latest survey uses tried and tested statistical approaches to assess the degree to which different factors predict attitudes toward…
  • A call to proactively support Women in Science

    Andrew Maynard
    17 Jun 2015 | 2:43 pm
    The past few decades have seen a substantial and positive shift in attitudes towards women in science and engineering.  And yet, they continue to face an uphill struggle against ingrained attitudes and actions that create barriers to having a full, rewarding, equitable, and respected career in fields encompassed by science, technology, engineering and math. Athene Donald – a long-time advocate of women in science, and Professor of Physics at the University of Cambridge Cavendish Laboratory – recently suggested that people commit to “taking one action, just one, in their…
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  • Innovation, research, and the UK’s productivity crisis – part 3

    Richard Jones
    27 Aug 2015 | 1:01 am
    This the third and final in a series of three posts. The first part is here, and this follows on directly from part 2. Quantifying the productivity benefits of research and development The UK’s productivity problem is an innovation problem. This conclusion follows from the analysis of Goodridge, Haskel and Wallis, at least if one equates the economist’s construction of total factor productivity with innovation. This needs some qualification, because when economists talk about innovation in this context they mean anything that allows one to produce more economic output with the same inputs…
  • Innovation, research, and the UK’s productivity crisis – part 2

    Richard Jones
    25 Aug 2015 | 12:13 pm
    This the second in a series of three posts, and continues directly from part 1. Analysing the UK’s productivity slow-down There are many theories of why the UK’s productivity growth has stalled, and in the absence of proper analysis it’s all too easy to chose a favoured hypothesis on the basis of anecdotes or a single data point, picked out to fit one’s ideological predilections. Indeed, I could be accused of doing just that, by drawing attention the UK’s weak R&D record; others might immediately start looking at a lack of competitiveness in the economy, or insufficient…
  • Innovation, research and development, and the UK’s productivity crisis – part 1

    Richard Jones
    24 Aug 2015 | 2:09 pm
    This is the first of a series of three posts in which I bring together some thinking and reading I’ve been doing about the UK’s current productivity problem, and its relationship to innovation and to research and development. In part 1, here, I take stock of the scale of the UK’s productivity problem and discuss why it matters so much, both economically and politically. Then I’ll set the context for the following discussion with a provocative association between productivity growth and R&D intensity. In part 2, I’ll review what can be said with more careful…
  • I chose to graduate

    Richard Jones
    20 Aug 2015 | 2:08 pm
    I’m sure there are some people who, very early on in their lives, work out what they want to do and then set out single-mindedly to achieve their aims. For the rest of us, choices are made and paths are set without us really being conscious of those junctions, so we look back and wonder how was it that our lives unfolded in this way and not in another. And yet, looking back, we sometimes can see moments, or short periods, that were decisive in setting us down one path and cutting off other possibilities. For me, the summer of 1982 was the time that determined that I was going to end up…
  • Did the government build the iPhone? Would the iPhone have happened without governments?

    Richard Jones
    3 Jul 2015 | 12:29 am
    The iPhone must be one of the most instantly recognisable symbols of the modern “tech economy”. So, it was an astute choice by Mariana Mazzacuto to put it at the centre of her argument about the importance of governments in driving the development of technology. Mazzacuto’s book – The Entrepreneurial State – argues that technologies like the iPhone depended on the ability and willingness of governments to take on technological risks that the private sector is not prepared to assume. She notes also that it is that same private sector which captures the rewards of the…
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  • China, India, Japan, US and Europe have weakening or underperformaning GDP growth

    1 Sep 2015 | 2:57 pm
    Goldman Sachs slashed its forecasts for China's growth over the next three years amid broadening pessimism over the health of the world's second largest economy.The bank on Monday marked down its 2016, 2017 and 2018 projections to 6.4 percent, 6.1 percent and 5.8 percent, respectively from 6.7 percent, 6.5 percent and 6.2 percent, previously. The government is targeting growth of "around 7 percent" this year.Goldman's longer-term growth forecasts are based on three factors – labor, capital and productivity.Indian GDP growth bottomed but not strongly reboundingThe June…
  • NASA developing megawatt solar power arrays and will be used with solar electric propulsion

    1 Sep 2015 | 1:28 pm
    NASA Glenn Research Center, GRC, currently has several programs to advance near-term photovoltaic array development. One project is to design, build, and test two 20 kW-sized deployable solar arrays, bringing them to technology readiness level (TRL) 5, and through analysis show that they should be extensible to 300 kW-class systems (150 kw per wing). These solar arrays are approximately 1500 square meters in total area which is about an order-of-magnitude larger than the 160 square meters solar array blankets on the International Space Station (ISS).The ISS has the four (pair) sets of solar…
  • Tesla Model S driven 452 Miles On A Single Charge

    1 Sep 2015 | 11:55 am
    A Telsa Model P85D that two hypermilers drove has an EPA estimated range of 253 miles. They drove it 452 miles on a single charge. ”If we had P90D, 800 km/500 mi would be very likely,” said Bjørn Nyland, one of the drivers, in an email, referring to the newest Model S variant that has a higher EPA estimated range. “Using a P85D was not a coincidence. The front motor and inverter is smaller and more effective than the bigger rear motor,” he said. “When using ‘Range Mode,’ it enables torque sleep. The car will figure out which motor to use. Sometimes it’s a rear wheel drive.
  • Proposed Armored Nuclear Powered Cruiser Design with a Dozen Railguns

    31 Aug 2015 | 11:58 pm
    The Center for International Marine Security considers a battleship style ship design with armor and a dozen railguns.The CARN (cruiser gun armor, nuclear powered) will need to adapt the principles of the ‘armored citadel’ concepts developed a century ago for battleships to the needs of securing the two, possibly three, nuclear reactors aboard and their associated pumps and other equipment. It would be a new over 25,000 ton armored cruiser.Depending on the amount of power twelve railguns firing broadsides will require, two or three of the standardized nuclear plants.The primary use of the…
  • Proposed design for future armored warship with railguns, lasers and drones

    31 Aug 2015 | 11:30 pm
    Startpoint brings together the best teams in naval defence systems to tackle the twin challenges of providing advanced technology set against the backdrop of funding constraints. It encompasses the structures, processes, people and policies that exist to deliver equipment and support to the Royal Navy (UK).Patrick Tucker at Defense One describes the Starpoint design for a future warship called Dreadnought 2050. It is the product of an open-thought experiment at the informal request of the U.K. Ministry of Defense.The ship would be powered by hydrogen fusion — or if that proves unworkable,…
 
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  • ​How Steward Health Care made most of its hospitals profitable in the past four years

    Jessica Bartlett
    1 Sep 2015 | 5:08 pm
    In 2011, four out of the six hospitals that the newly-formed Steward Health Care had acquired were operating at a loss, bleeding millions as expensive operations outpaced meager revenues. Steward has added four more languishing acute care hospitals to its ranks in the four years since, but has managed to turn the finances of all but a few around. According to recently released financial figures, only two of the nine hospitals in the system last year were still operating in the red, numbers executives…
  • Cape Cod-run oil investment company files for bankruptcy

    Eric Convey
    1 Sep 2015 | 4:24 pm
    An oil investment firm that was legally based in Texas but had been run from Cape Cod and had assets and liabilities valued in the millions of dollars filed today for chapter 11 protection under the bankruptcy code. Buckingham Oil Interests Inc. listed its businesses address as a $3 million home overlooking the ocean in Falmouth. In a bankruptcy filing, the company reported assets in the range of $3 million to $10 million and liabilities in the range of $10 million to $50 million. The executive…
  • These 10 Massachusetts stocks got clobbered today as Wall Street retrenched

    Eric Convey
    1 Sep 2015 | 2:43 pm
    While the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 469.68 points, or 2.84 percent, Tuesday, these 10 Massachusetts stocks lost a lot more on a percentage basis. Here's a list, from biggest hit to smallest percentage loss, of the 10 hardest-hit Massachusetts stocks in today's trading. American DG Energy Inc. (Nasdaq: ADGE), lost 5 cents, or 15 percent, to close at 28 cents. Collegium Pharmaceutical Inc. (Nasdaq: COLL) of Canton lost $2.11, or 14 percent, to close at $13.01. Ovascience Inc. (Nasdaq: OVAS)…
  • While Wall Street plunged today, these 10 Massachusetts stocks posted solid gains

    Eric Convey
    1 Sep 2015 | 2:42 pm
    What bear market? These Massachusetts stocks defied Wall Street today and rose even as the broader market shrunk. The 10 listed below posted the biggest percentage gains today among Massachusetts publicly traded shares. Akebia Therapeutics Inc. (Nasaq: AKBA), gained 51 cents, or 7.32 percent, to close at $7.47. Cerulean Pharma Inc. (Nasdaq: CERU), gained 29 cents, or 7.19 percent, to close at $4.32. Minerva Neurosciences Inc. (Nasdaq: NERV), gained 33 cents, or 5.91 percent, to close at $5.91.…
  • Joslin partnering with Google, Sanofi to help disrupt diabetes

    Jessica Bartlett
    1 Sep 2015 | 12:55 pm
    Joslin Diabetes Center will join in a collaboration with Google and Sanofi to develop new tools to manage and treat diabetes. John Brooks, CEO of Joslin, said the companies already have an agreement in place, and will start more robust conversations in the next month to nail down the specifics of how tech giant Google (Nasdaq: GOOG), the French biotech Sanofi (NYSE: SNY) and Boston-based diabetes experts at Joslin will come together. “There are 400 million people around the world (with diabetes)…
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