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For CT, strides and stumbles in quest to spur bioscience industry

Connecticut is losing more bioscience jobs than it is gaining, despite a sizable jump in research and development jobs over the last three years. Alexion’s departure is the latest in a line that has undercut bioscience growth. Nonetheless, many say New Haven is nearing a “critical mass” after years of effort by Yale and a new cluster is emerging in Farmington after more than $1 billion in state investment. Continue Reading →

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Malloy administration approved costly financing for UConn outpatient facility

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy views the construction site where an outpatient center was being built on the UConn Health Center campus in Farmington. At left is Dr. Frank Torti, then the dean of the medical school.

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s administration approved the controversial financing method for a University of Connecticut Health Center project that auditors say cost the state $77 million in “unnecessary” interest. Continue Reading →

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Malloy, Foley on economy: some harmony amidst discord

Despite their seeming ability to disagree about almost everything, Gov. Danel P. Malloy and Tom Foley share plenty of common ground about Connecticut’s future economic development. But it’s their respective track records that lead them to butt heads most frequently.
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JAX Genomic opens to Malloy’s cheers, Foley’s jeers

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy trumpeted one of his administration’s boldest investments Tuesday at the opening of a heavily subsidized genomic medicine research institute on the UConn Health Center campus in Farmington, but Republican gubernatorial challenger Tom Foley called its price tag too high. Continue Reading →

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Connecticut’s new partner in science tracks the root causes of disease, mouse by mouse

Bar Harbor, Me. — Every two weeks, the scientists at The Jackson Laboratory get a delivery, the findings from the latest “deviant search.” The caretakers responsible for the 1.25 million or so mice that populate the lab’s island campus at any one time take note of any critters that seem off, and send them over in boxes, notes attached, for the researchers to examine and divvy up. Greg Cox, who is studying muscular dystrophy and other neuromuscular diseases, with lab mice (Photo by Robert F. Bukaty)

“It’s like Christmas,” said Greg Cox, a scientist at “Jax,” who studies neuromuscular diseases. He’s perpetually on the lookout for thin, wasted or paralyzed mice — “sort of the sad mice” — that might have mutations that could lead him to the genes behind diseases like muscular dystrophy and ALS. Continue Reading →

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