Category: Boston Business Journal

With move set for June, Globe gets a tax break for Taunton printing facility

Boston Business Journal Jon Klarfeld, College of Communication The parent company of the Boston Globe applied for and received a $1.3 million tax break, spread over 10 years, from the city of Taunton as it plans to ramp up employment there to more than 600 people in the coming months… Expert quote: “The new offices in […]

Waltham clinic expands footprint, targets eating disorders among athletes

Boston Business Journal (subscription required) Paula Quatromoni, College of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College Walden Behavioral Care, a fast-growing for-profit clinic for patients with psychiatric disorders, has opened the region’s first intensive outpatient eating disorder program at its new Waltham campus… View full article referencing expert Paula Quatromoni

BU created a new sunscreen that solves vitamin D problem

Boston Business Journal (subscription required) Michael Holick, School of Medicine Sun safety and suntan lotion use may be limiting the risks of skin cancer, but it has caused another problem: vitamin D deficiency… Expert quote: “Solar D was designed with compounds with differing filter compositions to maximize vitamin D production while maintaining its sun protection […]

Boston-area researchers achieve insulin-independence in diabetic mice

Boston Business Journal (subscription required) Arturo Vegas, College of Arts & Sciences Researchers from a slew of Boston-area institutions say they’ve discovered a way to cure diabetes in mice without requiring drugs to suppress the immune system, an approach they hope to eventually test in human… Expert quote: “Being insulin-independent is the goal. This would be […]

BU researchers find link between pre-pregnancy obesity and infant death

Boston Business Journal (subscription required) Eugene Declercq, School of Public Health Boston University researchers have found a strong link between infant mortality and pre-pregnancy obesity, saying that physicians need to encourage patients looking to get pregnant to first be within certain weight ranges… Expert quote: “The findings suggest that primary care clinicians, OB-GYNs and midwives […]

Hey presidential candidates: This BU professor has three ideas to lower drug costs

Boston Business Journal Alan Sager, School of Public Health To be sure, the push to do something to lower drug costs has been accelerating in the past few weeks and months, with a proposal by presidential candidate Bernie Sanders unveiled Sept. 1, and a poll suggesting even Republicans now care more about drug costs than […]

Third time’s a charm? How a Beth Israel, Lahey merger might finally happen

Boston Business Journal Alan Sager, School of Public Health Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Lahey Healthare back in merger discussions, but will this time be any different?… Expert quote: “Other hospitals feel, with great justification, discriminated against because they lack the leverage to get higher prices from insurers.” View full article