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An eight-year quest to find the cause of a disease has apparently ended now that scientists at UW-Madison have identified the mutations that produce a form of myelofibrosis, a rare genetic blood disorder. Mutations in a protein that controls the production of blood platelets appear to...

Ten winners winners were honored from the thirty-three finalists and more than 350 nominees during the 2018 Wisconsin Innovation Awards at the Wisconsin Union Terrace. The ceremony, emceed by local entrepreneur and Filament Games Vice President of Sales, Jennifer Javornik recognized the state’s most innovative products...

Biochemistry assistant professor Srivatsan “Vatsan” Raman has received a Director's New Innovator Award from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The $2.2 million-grants fund high-risk, high-reward research performed by early stage investigators. Compared to traditional NIH grants, the New Innovator Award supports “unusually creative early stage investigators” whose research can have...

An influenza vaccine developed by FluGen, of Madison, is being tested on children and teenagers in a clinical trial that’s being subsidized by a division of the National Institutes of Health. The test began in August, according to a statement last week by the National Institute...

The All of Us Research Program reached an important milestone, enrolling 100,000 participants nationwide in its historic journey to positively impact the future of health research and treatment for generations. The All of Us Research Program at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, which is part of a...

A new study from NeuroPointDX of Madison and University of California researchers shows biochemical markers could allow for earlier identification of autism spectrum disorder. Lead author David Amaral says this discovery could also lead to avenues for therapeutic intervention. NeuroPointDX is a division of Stemina Biomarker Discovery,...

A $750,000 grant from the Wisconsin Economic Development Corp. announced today (Sept. 6) establishes the Forward BIO Initiative, a collaborative effort to make Wisconsin a recognized center of excellence for biomanufacturing. The new initiative “leverages one of our key long-term strengths at UW, which is working...

In 2015, BioForward launched the tradition of recognizing, on an annual basis, scientific and business achievements in the biohealth and life science industry. The 2018 Wisconsin Biohealth Award recipents have showcased exceptional leadership and innovation in the Wisconsin biohealth industry, and will be honored during...

Agreement signed to establish Foxconn Institute for Research in Science and Technology and to pursue further collaboration in research, education and scientific outreach Foxconn Technology Group and its Chairman and Founder, Terry Gou, today announced plans to invest $100 million in engineering and innovation research at...