Latest Massachusetts Stories

2014-10-02 08:30:34

WALTHAM, Mass., Oct. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Softworld, Inc. announced today the launch of its Life Sciences consulting, a new practice solely focused on the specific needs of pharmaceutical, biotech, and medical device organizations. While Softworld has already been highly successful in the clinical domain, the team is excited about adding their additional capabilities to support the quality, regulatory, and validation space. The Life Sciences practice is now a combination of...

2014-10-02 08:29:52

First rapid test to distinguish between pathogenic and non-pathogenic species WALTHAM, Mass., Oct. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Alere Inc. (NYSE: ALR), a global leader in rapid diagnostics, announced today that the new E. HISTOLYTICA QUIK CHEK(TM) test, which identifies the Entamoeba histolytica parasite, has received CE Mark for sale in international markets outside of the United States. The test is developed and manufactured by TECHLAB(®) Inc. Entamoeba histolytica is an intestinal...

2014-10-01 23:09:28

Fogel to engage industry experts in a discussion on trends, challenges and the global impact of technology on educational organizations and governments Boston, Mass. (PRWEB) October 01, 2014 Six Red Marbles today announced that CEO Bob Fogel will attend KIES2014 to moderate the “Education Technology” session at the INSEAD Campus in Singapore. This year’s symposium focuses on global trends in technology, economy and policy that are causing the education industry to shift and adapt to...

2014-10-01 23:06:08

Legislative Trends Continue To Enforce Eco-Friendly Alternatives To Landfills Chestnut Ridge, New York (PRWEB) October 01, 2014 BioHitech America, the most innovative and sustainable solution company for food waste disposal, endorses the Massachusetts commercial food waste ban which went into effect today. The ban, which is the strictest food-waste legislation to date, requires that businesses and institutions producing one ton or more of food waste per week must divert it from...

2014-10-01 12:30:45

2nd Annual ObesityWeek(SM) Conference Takes Place Nov. 2-7, 2014, in Boston, Mass. SILVER SPRING, Md., Oct. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- This November, emerging weight loss solutions will be unveiled at ObesityWeek 2014, the premier international meeting designed to present the science behind obesity and excess weight prevention and treatment. ObesityWeek is expected to attract more than 4,000 international obesity clinical and research professionals, as well as those working...

2014-10-01 08:33:02

Setting Safe Maximum Patient Limits for Nurses in all Intensive Care Units CANTON, Mass., Oct. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Beginning this week, critically ill patients in Massachusetts hospitals will be guaranteed safer care and closer monitoring from registered nurses as a new law goes into effect that sets safe patient limits for registered nurses who work in all the state's hospital intensive care units. The law requires that no nurse can be assigned more than one patient or in...

2014-10-01 08:25:16

WELLESLEY, Massachusetts, October 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- BCC Research reveals in its new report, Physical Vapor Deposition (PVD): Global Markets [http://www.bccresearch.com/market-research/manufacturing/physical-vapor-deposition-pvd-report-mfg015f.html ] , the global PVD market is expected to grow to more than $26.4 billion by 2019, with a five-year compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 5.5%. The PVD materials deposited category, the largest and fastest moving segment of...

2014-09-30 23:05:46

Local networking group United4Defense celebrated its two year anniversary last month and will be holding its next monthly meeting on October 23rd in Kendall Square. Cambridge, MA (PRWEB) September 30, 2014 Last month United4Defense, a Kendall Square-based defense technology networking group celebrated its two year anniversary of its founding. Since 2012, the group has consistently been holding monthly meetings at the CIC building in Kendall Square in an effort to bring together...

2014-09-30 16:28:24

Discussion focused on Marketplace changes that impact employers, and engagement strategies that improve employee health, care and costs WASHINGTON and DANVERS, Mass., Sept. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Eliza Corporation ("Eliza") participated on a panel discussion entitled Direct from Big Employers: How Can Healthcare Help Them? at MedCity ENGAGE, an executive-level event where the industry's brightest minds and leading organizations discuss best-in-class approaches to advance patient...

2014-09-30 16:28:05

Thermal packaging leader introduces three new extended duration shipping solutions HOLLISTON, Mass., Sept. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Cold Chain Technologies (CCT), the leading global provider of temperature-controlled packaging solutions announces new offerings to its KoolTemp® GTS pre-qualified line of shipping systems, the industry's largest and most advanced family of thermal packaging. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140930/149405 The KoolTemp® GTS Extreme...

Latest Massachusetts Reference Libraries

Pukwudgie, (Korrigan)
2014-02-17 15:15:28

The Pukwudgie is a small humanoid from Wampanoag folklore. The legend of this creature began in connection with the Wampanoag people's first beliefs that a creation giant had created most of Cape Cod, Massachusetts. The Pukwudgies were jealous of the way the Natives adored the creation giant, but still tried to help them, though their efforts were in vein. So the Pukwudgies decided to torment the Wampanoag people instead. Because of this, the Pukwudgie was best to be left alone, or bad...

2007-03-12 19:54:49

The Yellow jack (Carangoides bartholomaei) is one of several types of jacks. It inhabits the inland waters of the western Atlantic Ocean along the coast from Massachusetts in the United State to Brazil. These fish have a deep body that ranges in color from blue to gray to yellow. The name comes from the yellow fins that the adults typically have. Full grown yellow jacks can get around 30 inches long and can weigh up to 20 pounds.

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