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Fueled by a significant decline in growth expectations among large business information technology decision makers, IT confidence has dropped to its lowest level in 2008, according to the latest edition of the CDW IT Monitor. With a five-point drop, large business IT decision makers...

By Bernie Monegain, Editor Verona, Wis. - Epic Systems, a privately held software company based in Verona, Wis., will roll out clinical technology at the University Hospital at the Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Academic Medical Center of Dubai Healthcare City. Dubai Healthcare City officials announced a...

By Mark Johnson Using a simple skin biopsy from a young boy with a deadly genetic illness, scientists at the University of Wisconsin-Madison have provided the first demonstration that reprogramming can offer researchers an unprecedented view of human disease. The skin cells came from a boy with...

There is an emerging consensus that healthcare reform should be an integral part of plans to stimulate the struggling U.S. economy; in the view of one physician, electronic medical records are the key to healthcare reform. In this WTN Guest Column, reprinted from BusinessWeek.com, Dr....

In his latest weekly address, President-elect Barack Obama said he has made appointments to his science and technology team based science and facts rather than ideology. The text of his address is as follows: “The truth is that promoting science isn't just about providing resources—it's about...

By Diana Manos, Senior Editor Washington, D.C. - President-elect Barack Obama's transition team, Congress and industry advisers are working to map out an economic stimulus package that will include some funding for healthcare and healthcare IT, according to a Capitol Hill source. Justin Barnes, vice president of...

Commercial interest in human embryonic stem cells remains strong as the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation announced the signing of a licensing agreement with VistaGen Therapeutics, a California biotechnology firm. The company will use human embryonic stem cell technology, based on patented science developed by researcher...

UW-Madison cellular biology professor and stem cell researcher James Thomson has received the prestigious Massry Prize for 2008, which recognizes Thomson for his groundbreaking 1998 discovery of human embryonic stem (ES) cells and his subsequent work in developing induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells. The Massry...

In this economy, it's important for businesses in every industry, tech or no tech, to hold onto as many customers as possible. That starts with peerless customer service, which today is about as common as nickel beer, laments columnist Jim Carlini. In this edition of...