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Cambridge gene therapy firm Voyager gets positive results on Parkinson's treatment
A Parkinson’s treatment developed by Cambridge gene therapy firm Voyager Therapeutics helped patients improve motor function in a small, early-stage study, the company said Wednesday.
Voyager (Nasdaq: VYGR), part of a new wave of gene editing firms in Massachusetts, released positive interim data from a Phase 1b trial of the treatment, which involves drilling a hole into a patient’s skull and infusing a gene that helps to produce dopamine. Parkinson’s kills off important nerve cells that generate…
Here's how Baker's $98M in budget cuts will affect businesses
Gov. Charlie Baker plans to cut funding for several budget items that affect businesses, including a handful of economic development initiatives seeking to spur growth in the technology sector and other industries.
The cuts, revealed Tuesday, are part of the administration’s push to slash $98 million from the state’s budget in the middle of the fiscal year in order to make up for revenue shortfalls.
Several technology-related initiatives are getting the ax, including all $2 million slated for…
Where Greater Boston ranks in housing price increases across the U.S.
The Greater Boston region is among 66 national markets where home values have increased since the pre-recession highs of 2006, according to an American City Business Journals analysis of new federal housing data.
The housing index examined gains and losses in home values in 124 U.S. metropolitan areas in the past decade.
In the 10-year period between 2006 and 2016, home values in the Cambridge/Newton/Framingham market rose 7.8 percent, ranking 41st among the 124 markets surveyed, the index showed.…