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The world of angel investing can teach many business lessons, primarily about the importance of management in overcoming the seemingly insurmountable odds of early-stage ventures, according to columnist and software executive Geoff Bastow. In this edition of Leading IT, Bastow recounts the 10 commandments of...

In the 1980s, the great healthcare saviors were managed care and managed competition. In the 1990s, disease management was the flavor of the decade. In the new millennium, healthcare information technology has come into vogue, but the nation's medical cost crisis continues, notes guest...

Nowhere is the need for broadband greater than in rural healthcare, which is why the federal government is trying to help them save lives by using advanced communications to tap the expertise of modern urban medical centers. The latest example is a $1.6 million grant...

Stratatech Corp., a Madison-based regenerative medicine company, has been awarded a $975,000 “fast-track” SBIR grant from the National Institute on Aging. The grant will allow Stratatech to accelerate its development of wound-care products....

Quintessence Biosciences will receive two Phase I small business innovation research grants totaling more than $280,000 for the continued development of cancer-fighting drugs. The Madison biotechnology company, which is preparing its lead drug candidate, will use the grants to develop second generation anti-cancer products....

For those who wonder if all this new scientific collaboration is really beneficial, the recent stem cell discovery should provide ample proof, according to columnist Tom Still. In this edition of Inside Wisconsin, Still notes that collaboration has born fruit with NimbleGen's laboratory and production...

The recent discovery by scientists in Wisconsin and Japan not only resolves ethical issues associated with embryonic stem cell research, it will lead to more practical and effective stem cell research, according to the executive director of Wisconsin Right to Life. In this guest column...

In 2002, federal legislation was passed requiring states to comply with new voter registration requirements, but as Wisconsin approaches the 2008 elections, its voter registration software system is still not working properly, according to a new Legislative Audit Bureau report. Its failure to enable tasks...

Not every American company has come down with “green fever,” but those who have stand to reap strong business and public relations benefits. Madison's CDW Berbee is building a new data center with more than twice the power and density of its existing data centers,...