Author Archive | Allen


Madworks, gBETA accelerators graduate their latest classes, including 2 startups that serve caregivers

Madworks and gener8tor’s gBETA program in Madison both wrapped up their fall sessions recently. That means a total of 10 local startups have gone through the paces and come out with a new understanding of how to make a mark in today’s business world. At Madworks, all five of the startups dealt with human resources-type […]

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Researchers investigate how a stressed brain can make asthma worse

Researchers at the University of Wisconsin–Madison are investigating cross-talk between the brain and lungs of people with asthma in a four-year, $2.5 million study to understand how psychological stress can make asthma symptoms worse. Through a clinical study called AsthMatic Inflammation and Neurocircuitry Activation, or MINA, the team hopes to decipher exactly how mind and […]

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Dave Pagliarini

Cracking the code of coenzyme Q biosynthesis

Coenzyme Q (CoQ) is a vital cog in the body’s energy-producing machinery, a kind of chemical gateway in the conversion of food into cellular fuel. But six decades removed from its discovery, scientists still can’t describe exactly how and when it is made. Dave Pagliarini, director of metabolism at the Morgridge Institute for Research, says […]

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Madison realizing influx of millennial talent

Madison-area business leaders are seeing an influx of millennial talent as a result of the region’s growing tech ecosystem. “It’s a very exciting time,” says Jeff Naughton, site director for Google Madison. He spoke at a “State of the Sector” event put on yesterday by the Greater Madison Chamber of Commerce. Naughton says the tech […]

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microtuber potato cultivars used by the Wisconsin Seed Potato Certification Program

UW–Madison retains 6th place in national research ranking

The National Science Foundation released its 2016 Higher Education Research and Development (HERD) Survey data, showing that UW–Madison retained 6th place in the national research rankings. Data on UW–Madison’s 2016 expenditures for research show the university remains a research powerhouse with nearly $1.16 billion in annual expenditures for research across all fields, about half of […]

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Exact Sciences’ biggest priority after Cologuard is lung cancer test

Exact Sciences CFO Jeff Elliott says the foundation laid with Cologuard will help bring to market other screening tools, such as a lung cancer test. Elliott gave a promising update on Cologuard and laid out the Madison-based company’s plans at a recent Wisconsin Technology Council luncheon in Madison. Exact Sciences’ noninvasive Cologuard test screens for […]

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Bill would make it easier for UW researchers to fund, commercialize discoveries

Republican and Democratic legislators are backing a bill designed to make it easier for University of Wisconsin employees to privately fund and commercialize their research. Rep. Dave Murphy, R-Greenville, chair of the Assembly Colleges and Universities Committee, and former Sen. Sheila Harsdorf, R-River Falls, chair of the Senate Committee on Universities and Technical Colleges and […]

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JangoBio sees hormone replacement therapy as key to ravages of aging

The degenerative brain disease associated with aging, Alzheimer’s, is a long-standing mystery in the medical world. With 5 million people living with Alzheimer’s disease in the United States alone, new approaches are being taken to discover the unknown causes of the condition. Craig Atwood, founder of JangoBio, has spent the past 15 years researching the […]

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