Author: WTN News

There's no question that biology is a booming business, even in these down times. During the past 25 years, big advances in the biological sciences have revolutionized health care and agriculture, set a foundation for new kinds of industries, manifest in the clusters of biotech companies...

Pfizer Inc., a major biopharmaceutical company, and the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF), the private, nonprofit patenting and licensing organization for the University of Wisconsin-Madison, announced May 5 that they have signed a license for human embryonic stem (hES) cell patents for the development of...

Considering the devastating nature of the economy, the cellphone business had a pretty good first quarter, but all signs are pointing to dark days ahead. Dark days for the carriers, not their customers. Sprint was the last of the major phone companies to release its financial...

The Federal Trade Commission has begun an inquiry into whether the close ties between the boards of two of technology’s most prominent companies, Apple and Google, amount to a violation of antitrust laws, according to several people briefed on the inquiry. Apple and Google share two...

It's a new twist on an age-old question: What came first, the chicken or the fertilized egg? So far as flu vaccine production is concerned, the answer is definitely the egg. Millions of contaminant-free, fertilized eggs are needed each year to produce vaccines against predicted strains...

The mission of the Obama government to tackle the U.S. health care system is no easy project. There are so many components that need fixing. Do you fix the increasingly high cost of health care, expand the coverage to a universal system or try to...

Randall Lambrecht, Vice President for Research at Aurora Health Care, clarifies Aurora's mission behind the biorepository project - most importantly the privacy concerns that some have expressed concerning the use or selling of their DNA and medical records to the for-profit genetic research industry and...

Like a tank, the recession continues to roll right over companies. Take Fleetwood Enterprises. Vacation trailers and modular houses don't sell when people are out of work and struggling with upside-down mortgages. Even if someone wants to buy, banks have clamped down on credit, making...

After years of talk about wireless technologies' potential for widespread use in medical applications, they appear to be ready for a takeoff in adoption within health care organizations. And some doctors and IT professionals think that wireless has the potential to transform health care in...