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Stem cell symposium to highlight clinical trials, safety and regulation

Twenty years ago this fall, a team of scientists led by James Thomson at the University of Wisconsin–Madison published the first paper describing successful derivation of human embryonic stem cells. The discovery of these master human stem cells empowered a new and promising direction in biomedical research, and for the last 13 years, the annual […]

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URP Tenant “GoDX” wins AGA Tech Summit’s Shark Tank Contest

BOSTON – At the 2018 AGA Tech Summit, this year’s Shark Tank line up included an automated system for video capture of endoscopy, a feeding tube that prevents aspiration in intubated patients, a tool to accurately measure polyps captured on colonoscopy, a device that targets gastrointestinal cancers with electrical pulses, and a new method for […]

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StartingBlock takes off

When Chandra Miller Fienen graduated from Monona Grove High School, her parents encouraged her to expand her horizons. She left her hometown, got her undergraduate degree from Macalester College in St. Paul, lived in Japan for two years and then moved to the San Francisco Bay Area, where she earned a law degree from the […]

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Exact Sciences hires Mayo Clinic Dr. Paul Limburg as co-chief medical officer

Mayo Clinic gastroenterologist and professor of medicine Dr. Paul Limburg has joined Exact Sciences Corp. as co-chief medical officer. Limburg, a co-leader of the Cancer Prevention and Control program in the Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, will continue in his positions at Mayo in addition to his new role at Exact, company spokesman J.P. Fielder said. […]

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Former UW-Madison Chancellor Irving Shain dies at 92

Irving Shain, a chemistry professor and UW–Madison chancellor emeritus who advanced the university’s interests in China and established University Research Park, died peacefully Tuesday, March 6, in Madison after a brief illness. He was 92. Irving Shain at a 1978 commencement ceremony. Photo: Norman Lenburg/UW–Madison Archives Shain joined the UW–Madison faculty in 1952, later chairing […]

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LIVABILITY Names Madison 7th in 100 Best Places To Live

LIVABILITY polls the nation each year to find out what matters most in communities throughout the U.S. Is health care most important, or affordable housing? Which matters more, commute times or climate? They then source the best public and private data available to find the small to mid-sized cities, towns and villages that meet your […]

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50 plans advance to semi-finals in 2018 Gov’s Biz Plan Contest

Fifty entries from 28 communities have advanced to the semi-final round of the 15th annual Wisconsin Governor’s Business Plan Contest, contest producers announced. The contestants were selected from a field of about 200 qualified first-round entries by an independent panel of 110 judges organized through the Wisconsin Technology Council and its programs, the Tech Council Innovation Network […]

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Waisman Biomanufacturing 2017


A whole-virus vaccine to confront Ebola, the rare but often fatal hemorrhagic disease that periodically erupts in sub-Saharan Africa, may soon be one step closer to the clinic. With the help of experts at Waisman Biomanufacturing, within the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Waisman Center, UW-Madison School of Veterinary Medicine Professor Yoshihiro Kawaoka will lead a $3 […]

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