Medical labs’ leftovers find uses elsewhere

Kerafast helps research teams find biologic materials they need, like a cell culture.

Kerafast Inc. is helping institutions clean out their freezers and reuse biological materials for new research through an online marketplace — a sort of craigslist for biologists.

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Nurses union says Brigham and Women’s cutting staff to unsafe levels

The accusations, denied by hospital officials, are being aired as a new state law on minimum nursing staff levels takes effect.

Staples, which has 1,800 stores nationwide, said it is looking into “a potential issue involving credit card data.”

Staples may be the latest target in string of credit card hacks

If its breach is confirmed, Staples would be the latest of many consumer brands that has fallen prey to hackers.

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US consumer prices rose 0.1 percent in September

WASHINGTON — US consumer prices edged up slightly in September, with the overall increase held back by a third straight monthly decline in gasoline prices. The tiny gain was the latest evidence that inflation remains benign.

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Biogen Idec reports death of patient on its MS pill

The Cambridge biotech company said the patient died after getting a rare brain infection.

IBM chief Virginia Rometty stresses cybersecurity, cloud computing in Boston speech

Virginia Rometty, the chief executive of International Business Machines, spoke Wednesday to a crowded gathering of Boston business figures about the growing importance of cyber security and cloud computing for every industry.

Deal completed, Tufts, Lowell General look to expand

Tufts Medical Center and Lowell General Hospital are seeking additional health care organizations to expand their new network.

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A family feud is now an outright business crisis for the Demoulas Super Markets chain.

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