Author: WTN News

In The Perfect World, we'd all have electronic health records that are complete, portable, and secure. But here in the real and imperfect world, the government's aggressive injection of itself into an already bewildering situation is pitting patients versus the IT industry. Or as the...

Google wants you to help shape the forthcoming National Broadband Plan. The search giant has created a web site with the New America Foundation where anyone can submit their ideas. People can vote for their favorites (Google will use its Moderator program to manage the...

Does your summer vacation checklist include sifting through hundreds of e-mails the day before you return to the office? Will your BlackBerry be as essential as your swimsuit? Do you fear your "staycation" will turn into writing e-mails each day? It's hard to cut the e-mail...

CDI has exclusively in-licensed a US-issued patent portfolio on optimizing the stem cell differentiation selection process and on using heart cells (cardiomyocytes) in drug testing. The license, acquired from the Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis and one of its scientists, enables Cellular Dynamics to produce cells...

Currently, it’s fairly easy to find someone’s personal address on one of Wisconsin’s online government databases, a troubling thought for residents who want to keep that information private. State Representative Joe Parisi introduced legislation to help keep Wisconsin residents’ personal information secure....

The Obama administration's lifting of Bush-era restrictions on federal funding of human embryonic stem cell research will result in a “massive step forward” in the long term, a Milwaukee-based researcher said today. But the rollout of the new guidelines has harmed research in the short...

James Carlini observes that before spending billions of dollars on infrastructure, let's make sure everyone know what infrastructure consists of. In March, he submitted a white paper and was invited to speak at the upcoming US Dept. of Homeland Security's Workshop on Aging Infrastructure...

The Medieval philosopher, Boethius, tackled the esoteric question of what is a human and came to the conclusion that “human is born of human”. There is a certain circular, facile truth in this conclusion that reminds one of the modern right-to-life refrain that “life begins...