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Can electricity alleviate what ails you?

This week the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency picked the first seven groups that will be funded as part of its $80 million Electric Prescriptions or "ElectRx" program. Among them is Polina Anikeeva, a professor a MIT who has been working on ways to stimulate specific neurons in the body using wires or nanoparticles.

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Beantown Throwdown, marketing training, and more notable events and things to know.

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When it comes to new buildings these days, game rooms are a given, and pools almost passe.

Fallon Health buys Pembroke benefits manager

The move by Fallon Health, a nonprofit health insurer, will add 17,000 people to its membership.


Seven Boston-area companies named to Inner City top 100 list

“These businesses are showing there’s a competitive advantage to operating in the inner cities,” said one official.

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Carol Meyrowitz for nine years led the parent company of T.J. Maxx, Marshalls, and HomeGoods, during which time sales soared 67 percent.

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TJX CEO Carol Meyrowitz is exiting in style

Meyrowitz, 61, will become executive chairman of TJX Cos., and Ernie Herrman will succeed her as chief executive on Jan. 31.

Bruce Schneier  video-chatted with Edward Snowden  during a January symposium on privacy at the Harvard Science Center in Cambridge.

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Data privacy? It’s mostly gone, but that can change

Just about everything we do these days is under some form of electronic surveillance.

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Davio’s owner celebrates three decades

Not many young people achieve their childhood dream by the time they’re 24, and not many restaurateurs can keep their establishments in business over three decades.

Components for General Electric’s LED light bulbs were tested at the GE lighting group’s current headquarters in East Cleveland, Ohio.

Major General Electric unit planning move to Greater Boston

The industrial giant still needs to figure out where the new division will be based, and how many people it wants to move here.

Hopkinton-based EMC Corp., which once held merger discussions with Hewlett-Packard, is now reportedly discussing a purchase by Dell.

Dell said to be in talks to acquire EMC

The possibility of an EMC merger would worry many in Massachusetts, where EMC employs about 9,500 people.



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