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The Democratic Party now controls both houses of Congress, and it was reflected in a strong vote in the House of Representatives in favor of lifting President Bush's restrictions on federal funding for embryonic stem cell research. The vote, however, was still well short of...

Apple's Steve Jobs has managed, at least temporarily, to change the subject from the backdating of stock options to a revolutionary new multimedia product, the iPhone. Just how revolutionary is the iPhone, and who might it put out of business? Columnist James Carlini offers a...

Continuing its pattern of growth by acquisition, a Chicago-based data security provider has purchased SecurePipe, an Illinois managed security provider with 25 employees in Wisconsin. AmbironTrustWave says it will use SecurePipe's Madison-based location as its primary network operation center....

Governor Jim Doyle has sent a letter to all members of Wisconsin's Congressional delegation urging them to vote to lift president George W. Bush's restrictions on embryonic stem cell research and pass the Stem Cell Research Enhancement Act of 2007. The legislation would lift current...

BioSystem Development, a Middleton biotech firm that has developed a new system for protein analysis, will receive more than $700,000 in equity funding from two Wisconsin angel investment groups....

Mirus Bio, a Madison biotechnology company, has entered into a milestone agreement with pharmaceutical giant Pfizer to develop gene suppression techniques for the development of drugs. The agreement will enable Mirus to further develop two platform technologies used to deliver nucleic acid to the bloodstream...

NimbleGen, a Madison biotechnology company that manufactures microarrays for use in scientific research, has entered into a commercial relationship with a British company that also develops microarrays....

Michael J. Dunn will step down as executive vice president and dean of the Medical College of Wisconsin, a position he has held for the past 12 years. He will become a distinguished professor in the Medical College's Department of Medicine once a replacement is...

The world is advancing on the United States in terms of high-tech science and engineering talent. If the U.S. is going to retain its technological and competitive edges, it must move beyond its skill and drill approach to education and leverage the power of computer...