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UMass: Marijuana could help stomach problems

Researchers at UMass Medical School may have found a link between marijuana use and relief of inflammatory bowel disease.

Gun reform activists to march from Worcester to gun manufacturer

State House News Service |

A survivor of the Parkland, Florida school shooting and the father of one of the victims plan to join Massachusetts students later this month for a 50-mile march calling for gun law reform.

Worcester State, Nichols form counter-terrorism degree agreement

Grant Welker |

Worcester State University criminal justice majors will be able to get a master's degree in counter-terrorism a year ahead of time under a new agreement with Nichols College in Dudley.

FDA warns Hologic over device's vaginal rejuvenation claims

Zachary Comeau |

Marlborough medical device company Hologic is suspending the marketing and distribution of a vaginal heating device after the company receiving a warning from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Biostage to withdraw SEC registration

Holliston biotech Biostage is seeking to withdraw a registration statement with the SEC filed nearly one year ago after no securities had been issued or sold under the statement.

Worcester biotech to treat bubble boy disease

Mustang Bio's Worcester facility will play a role in a new exclusive partnership with a leading children's medical center to help develop treatments for an immunodeficiency disorder.

Hopkinton biopharmaceutical Spring Bank hopes to raise $37.5M

Hopkinton-based Spring Bank Pharmaceuticals wants to raise $37.5 million to fund clinical trials, studies and research and other corporate purposes.

Engineering firm VHB to leave Union Station for Mercantile Center

Zachary Comeau |

National engineering firm VHB has signed a long-term lease for nearly 9,000 square feet of office space at the Mercantile Center.

Princeton Top 20 lists hail WPI, Clark; not so much Becker, Assumption

Zachary Comeau |

Four Worcester colleges made Top 20 lists in The Princeton Review's annual college rankings released earlier this month, although some probably wish they had not.

Cannabis Control Commission closing in on lab licensing

State House News Service |

State regulators are preparing to put one of the most significant roadblocks to the rollout of the non-medical marijuana industry in the rearview mirror later this month.

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