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Flagship startup Cellarity raises $121m for ‘entirely new approach to drug discovery’

The Somerville-based firm has big ambitions for its approach to finding drugs that help make diseased cells healthy.

Biomanufacturing plant planned for Billerica

The 22-acre site will be the latest in a series being built around the Boston-Cambridge biotech hub.

AstraZeneca buying Lexington gene therapy firm LogicBio for $70m

The LogicBio acquisition, although comparably small, gives AstraZeneca a foothold in the hot field of gene therapy.

One mother’s healing walk brings marginalized communities together for environmental justice

One week before Indigenous People’s Day, Judith Foster held her first major walk and environmental program since the pandemic

New nasal spray vaccines might reduce COVID infections, but the money is still missing

New nasal spray vaccines might reduce COVID infections and cut off transmission, but data supporting the approach, and funding for clinical trials, is scant.

Brie, Camembert cheeses recalled after listeria cases in multiple states, including Massachusetts

Old Europe Cheese distributes products to supermarkets and grocery stores across the country, including Shaw’s, Whole Foods, Stop & Shop, and Market Basket, the company’s statement said.

Children’s winter viruses strike early, filling ICUs

The viruses of winter arrived early this year, and hospitals and doctor’s offices are filling up with sniffling and coughing children.


On abortion, intimidation is in the eye of the beholder

Conservatives want a 1994 law protecting reproductive health care providers to protect antiabortion pregnancy centers too.