Quincy Bioscience has made a fortune on its brain enhancement supplement, Prevagen. Now, the FDA and New York State claim it’s defrauded customers of millions by making bogus claims. Will the company survive the lawsuit? more

Jan 18, 2017 12:43 PM News


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Scientists have long believed that Schwann cells were “helper” cells that took a mostly passive role in the central nervous system. But scientists at UW-Madison’s Svaren Lab now believe they may help nerves regenerate. more

Nov 3, 2016 5:00 AM News


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Katie Brenner knew there had to be an easier way to monitor her fertility cycle in order to get pregnant. So she helped invent one, with a new app that has potential not just in aiding reproduction, but in monitoring women’s health. more

Jun 23, 2016 5:00 AM News 2 Comments


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​The ability to speak has become more important than ever. UW scientists have discovered a way to generate new vocal tissue, offering hope to those suffering to be heard. more

Jan 14, 2016 5:00 AM News


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Exact Sciences has generated a lot of buzz lately, with a colon cancer screening test that could save millions of lives. As Joe Tarr reported, the company is not without risk. He spoke with WORT-FM producer Dylan Brogan about his story. more

Jun 23, 2015 8:30 AM News


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​The buzz around Exact Sciences colon cancer screening test, Cologuard, is growing, but will the technology survive in a competitive field? more

Jun 19, 2015 12:00 PM News

UW-Madison scientist Jamey Weichert and his company Cellectar Biosciences have created a tiny molecule with huge cancer-fighting potential. It’s been fast-tracked by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for testing in nationwide clinical trials. more

Jun 12, 2015 8:30 AM News


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University of Wisconsin researchers are laying the groundwork to make it possible to "print" new transplant-ready organs, grown from cells cultured from a patient's blood sample, thanks to funding from the National Institutes of Health. more

Jan 8, 2015 2:00 PM Isthmus Cover Stories

The Madison Science Museum will feature hands-on learning opportunities as well as historic artifacts, exhibits that demonstrate cutting-edge science, and even art. more

Nov 20, 2014 2:00 PM News


Linton: 'Who are we? What's out there? Why do we exist?'

Imagine a serious discussion about LSD. Not "oh wow" accounts from nostalgic baby boomers or "oh hell" accounts from cops and mental health professionals. But something measured yet edgy about how the hallucinogen expands consciousness. That's what t more

Mar 6, 2014 3:00 PM News

Quincy Bioscience, the fast-growing Madison brain supplement maker, has all but settled its problems with the federal Food and Drug Administration, says Quincy president Mark Underwood. more

Dec 5, 2013 3:00 PM News 2 Comments

A preeminent business in Dane County's new economy, Promega is a worldwide technology company that sees its mission as not just making money for its investors but living harmoniously in the natural world and strengthening the broader community. more

Sep 5, 2013 2:00 PM Isthmus Cover Stories


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Saul Richman's prospects were not good. In November 2009, after what he thought was the flu turned out to be leukemia, he underwent a week of 24-hour chemo. When that didn't work, more chemo sent the cancer into remission, but with an 80% chance that more

Jan 20, 2011 3:00 PM News