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Stem cells made in Madison are flying high on the International Space Station. Cellular Dynamics International says its iCell cardiomyocytes are part of scientific tests being conducted in NASA’s new Bioculture System. They were launched into space aboard SpaceX’s commercial resupply mission on Dec. 15. “We are...

THE DIGITAL ECONOMY | STUDY BY BROOKINGS INSTITUTION It’s not just Madisonians who are coming to see the area as a burgeoning techno-hub.   A study by the Brookings Institution shows the economy of the Madison metropolitan area is more technology-forward than all but nine other metro regions...

Researchers at UCLA and the University of Wisconsin–Madison have confirmed that microscopic fossils discovered in a nearly 3.5 billion-year-old piece of rock in Western Australia are the oldest fossils ever found and indeed the earliest direct evidence of life on Earth. An epoxy mount containing a...

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,...

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...

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...