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UW Health has launched its new business and innovation accelerator, Isthmus ProjectThe program’s goal is to provide a front door for health system innovators – whether they be faculty physicians, pharmacists, residents, nurses, staff or others – to seek support for their creative ideas and...

By Tom StillYoung people are natives when it comes to using technology, from smartphones to tablets, and from social media to video games, but they can be aliens when it comes to working in tech jobs.Despite the coast-to-coast glut of well-paying jobs in tech professions...

A device from a Madison-based startup has been shown to detect infections two days before they could be diagnosed in a clinical setting.That’s from a recent study published in the scientific journal of the American Association for the Surgery of Trauma. It focuses on the...

The National Institutes of Health is redoubling support for UW-Madison researchers scouring the world for new sources of antibiotics.This comes as more than two million drug-resistant infections are reported every year, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.“There are patients in almost...

Controversial research at UW-Madison to make a deadly flu virus more dangerous, halted by the government in 2014, has been approved to start again.The work by campus scientist Yoshihiro Kawaoka involves modifying bird flu viruses such as H5N1 so they can spread among ferrets, an...

About seven years ago, researchers at the US DNA sequencing company Illumina started to notice something odd. A new blood test it ran on 125,000 expectant mothers looking for genetic abnormalities such as Down’s syndrome in their foetuses returned some extremely unexpected signals in 10 cases. Chillingly,...

Bill Kohl, chief operating officer for JangoBio, says this marks a step forward in the company's journey to bring its anti-aging therapy to market, starting with non-agricultural animals."Things look promising," Kohl told WisBusiness.com. "We're working on refining the application, increasing and improving efficacy, and of...

StartingBlock, an ambitious new center for startups and entrepreneurship on Madison’s east side, has been taking some stock of its progress since its opening last summer.According to its leaders, and some current and former tenants: So far, so good.“It’s surprisingly close to where we’d expected...

An experimental flu vaccine developed by a Madison company reduced flu virus levels and symptoms in people exposed to a mismatched strain, according to study results released Tuesday.The study by FluGen Inc., founded by UW-Madison scientists Yoshi Kawaoka and Gabriele Neumann, simulated the mismatch that...

Moving away from fossil fuels could create thousands of jobs, improve public health, and increase overall economic activity by nearly $14 billion in Wisconsin, according to a new study.Despite providing the frac sand used to extract oil and natural gas, Wisconsin has no significant fossil...