life sciences http://wamc.org en Berkshire County Planning Efforts Focus On Transportation, Life Sciences http://wamc.org/post/berkshire-county-planning-efforts-focus-transportation-life-sciences <p></p><p>Planning efforts surrounding economic development through the life sciences and transportation in the Berkshires are about to head into their next stages.</p><p> The Berkshire Regional Planning Commission is asking county residents to weigh in on planning efforts examining potential station locations for North-South passenger rail between Pittsfield and the state border with Connecticut, as part of a $240,000 federal grant.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 17 Jun 2013 21:48:27 +0000 Lucas Willard 67243 at http://wamc.org Berkshire County Planning Efforts Focus On Transportation, Life Sciences Vox Pop : Science Forum : 3/21/13 http://wamc.org/post/vox-pop-science-forum-32113 <p>It's the Science Forum today on Vox Pop as we welcome back our esteemed panel of experts to answer your science questions. On today's show:</p><p>Dr. Barbara Brabetz is associate professor of biochemistry in the department of natural sciences at the State University of New York at Cobleskill.</p><p>Dr. Nancy Slack is emeritus professor of biology and history of science of the Sage Colleges.</p><p>A physicist, Dr. Ken Welles, is retired following a 33 plus year career at the GE Global Research Center.</p> Thu, 21 Mar 2013 19:00:00 +0000 60380 at http://wamc.org Vox Pop : Science Forum : 3/21/13 Mass. Life Sciences Industry Would Take Hard Hit from Sequester http://wamc.org/post/mass-life-sciences-industry-would-take-hard-hit-sequester <p></p><p>According to analysis from the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology, federal budget cuts to research funding including grants from the National Institutes of Health could mean a loss of $127 million in Massachusetts. New York coulld lose $104 million.</p><p></p><p>Jennifer Zeitzer, Director of Legislative Affairs for FASEB, said that for the Bay State, the cuts could slow a fast growing life sciences industry.</p><p>FASEB estimates that all recipient institutions may have to cut their budgets by 5.1%</p> Fri, 01 Mar 2013 23:10:00 +0000 Lucas Willard 58925 at http://wamc.org Mass. Life Sciences Industry Would Take Hard Hit from Sequester Vox Pop : The Science Forum : 1/24/13 http://wamc.org/post/vox-pop-science-forum-12413 <p>Back from a long sabbatical, today we convene the science forum as we have gathered our panel of science experts to respond to your questions and comments.</p><p>Dr. Barbara Brabetz is associate professor of biochemistry in the department of natural sciences at the State University of New York at Cobleskill.</p><p>Dr. Nancy Slack is emeritus professor of biology and history of science of the Sage Colleges.</p> Thu, 24 Jan 2013 20:00:00 +0000 55943 at http://wamc.org Vox Pop : The Science Forum : 1/24/13 International Convention On Life Sciences Opens In Mass. http://wamc.org/post/international-convention-life-sciences-opens-mass <p><font size="2">&nbsp; 15 thousand people from 3 thousand companies are expected to attend this week&rsquo;s Biotechnology Industry Organization convention which opened Monday in Boston. The international convention will offer state and local officials a chance to promote Massachusetts as a hub for the life sciences industry.&nbsp; WAMC&rsquo;s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill has more.<br /> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Mon, 18 Jun 2012 19:50:00 +0000 Paul Tuthill 41261 at http://wamc.org International Convention On Life Sciences Opens In Mass. Massachusetts Sees Life Sciences Industry Growth http://wamc.org/post/massachusetts-sees-life-sciences-industry-growth <p>Massachusetts has spent over $300 million in the last four years to boost the life sciences industry with administration officials insisting the initiative has been a great success.&nbsp; WAMC&rsquo;s Paul Tuthill reports.</p> Fri, 15 Jun 2012 09:00:00 +0000 Paul Tuthill 41022 at http://wamc.org Massachusetts Sees Life Sciences Industry Growth