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Few Surprised: Science Skills Prevail in Boston

Tuesday, 21 October 2014 11:33
The most popular skill set found in Boston? Little surprise: it is science. With an abundance of universities, teaching hospitals, and drug companies, the top three individual skills in Boston are life sciences, pharmaceutical, and chemistry, according to new data from LinkedIn. Also among the region’s top skills are clinical trial and healthcare management. Bostonians are also very skilled in technology: other top skills in the area are product development and management, C/C++, and algorithm…
Low Oil Prices Hurt U.S. Shale Operations
Tuesday, 21 October 2014 05:05
By Nick Cunningham of Oilprice.com Slumping oil prices are putting pressure on U.S. drillers. The number of active rigs drilling for oil and gas fell by their most in two months, according to the latest data from oil services firm Baker Hughes. There were 19 oil rigs that were removed from operation as of Oct.
From 80 to 800 -- New Orleans Biotech Company Rides Market Demand
Monday, 20 October 2014 04:47
When Renaissance RX was created just two years ago with 5 employees in the New Orleans BioInnovation Center, it might not have guessed that it would grow to employ 800 across the region. Earlier this month the company, whose laboratory offers pharmacogenetic testing and advanced toxicology, announced it will make an $8 million capital investment in a new headquarters location in the Central Business District of New Orleans.
Obama names Ebola czar amid mounting fears
Thursday, 16 October 2014 18:25
View Comments Share FacebookTwitterG+PinterestMailUCLA Health System, UCLA Health System doctors and staff participate in a preparadness exercise on diagnosing and treating patients with Ebola. Picture: UCLA Health SystemPresident Barack Obama on Friday appointed a former White House adviser as U.S. Ebola "czar" and named senior officials to help step up the government's response to the disease in Texas, where it first appeared on U.S.
Obama names Ebola 'czar,' beefs up Texas response
Thursday, 16 October 2014 17:49
By Jeff Mason and Roberta Rampton WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama appointed a former White House adviser as U.S. Ebola "czar" on Friday and named senior officials to help step up the government's response the disease in Texas, where it first appeared on U.S. soil. Obama, facing criticism from some lawmakers over his administration's handling of efforts to contain the virus, appointed Ron Klain, a lawyer who had served as chief of staff to…
Obama names Ebola 'czar' as West Africa death toll rises
Thursday, 16 October 2014 12:30
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama appointed an Ebola czar for the United States on Friday, and the government said a Texas health worker who may have had contact with specimens from an Ebola patient was isolated on a cruise ship. Obama, who has faced sharp criticism from some lawmakers over efforts to contain the deadly virus, appointed Ron Klain, a lawyer who previously served as chief of staff to Vice Presidents Joe Biden and…
Obama names Ebola 'czar;' death toll rises in West Africa
Thursday, 16 October 2014 11:01
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama appointed an Ebola czar for the United States on Friday, and the government said a Texas health worker who may have had contact with specimens from an Ebola patient was isolated on a cruise ship. Obama, who has faced sharp criticism from some lawmakers over efforts to contain the deadly virus, appointed Ron Klain, a lawyer who previously served as chief of staff to Vice Presidents Joe Biden and…
Cargill v. Syngenta : Biotechnology and Trade
Friday, 10 October 2014 18:54
On September 12, Cargill, a major commodity trading and processing firm, filed a lawsuit in a Louisiana state court against Syngenta Seeds for selling genetically engineered MIR 162 (also known as “Agrisure Viptera®”) seed corn to farmers. China has not yet approved importation of corn containing MIR 162, so U.S. exports to that country of corn and corn products have come to a halt.
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Wednesday, 08 October 2014 09:52
(MCT) Tribune News Service News Budget for papers of Sunday, October 12, 2014 ^ Updated at 3 p.m. EDT (1900 UTC). ^ These stories are recommended for weekend release, except where embargoes are noted. Please make sure you are adhering to embargoes on our stories in both your print and online operations. This budget is now available at TribuneNewsService.com, with direct links to stories and art.
LouisianaBio Launches Statewide Membership Drive
Tuesday, 07 October 2014 07:47
NEW ORLEANS--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- LouisianaBio today announced that it is looking for members who want to work together to expand the growth of the biosciences industry in Louisiana. LouisianaBio is the state affiliate of the world’s largest biotechnology industry trade association, the Biotechnology Industry Association (BIO) based in Washington, DC. Information about joining LouisianaBio is available on its website or prospective members can call 504-598-5239.
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