Dozens of UW-Madison researchers are using stem cells to better understand biology and disease. Alternate-side parking was launched in 1980 as a way to ensure city plows are able to get at both sides of the street during and after snowstorms between Nov. Outside the Isthmus, that means residents who park on the street have to park on the odd-numbered side of the street on the odd-numbered days of the month and the even-numbered side of the street on the even-numbered days of the month, regardless of what the weather is like. Due to a shortage of on-street parking, those who live on the Isthmus — roughly between Park and Proudfit streets on the west and south and the Yahara River to the north — get a break: They only have to follow the odd/even rules when the city declares a snow emergency, or when at least 3 inches of snow has fallen. It’s not as simple as it sounds because the rule applies from 1 to 7 a.m., so if you’re parking your car for the night at, say, 8 p.m. -6-Some of the most compelling moments of any University of Wisconsin football season come in the moments following the annual border battle between the Badgers and the Minnesota Golden Gophers.Madison-based Cellular Dynamics, co-founded by Thomson, is selling vials of specialized stem cells worldwide. Since 1948, the winner of the most-played rivalry in college football’s top level has been awarded possession of the Paul Bunyan Axe, a prize that can bring 300-pound linemen to tears and make them act, well, silly.Nonetheless, the result of that game was added to the others on the Axe’s handle, which is 6 feet long.
The breakthrough came with its own unscripted path.
Would ethical opposition to the destruction of embryos bring the research to a halt?
Would cell therapies cure patients with diabetes, Parkinson’s disease or spinal-cord injuries? In 2007, Thomson and a Japanese researcher co-discovered a way to reprogram mature cells to their embryonic state without using embryos, easing critics’ concerns.
A California company is conducting clinical trials involving stem cells in patients with eye disorders. Maybe this accounts for some of the reason police have issued 267,256 alternate-side parking tickets over the last 10 winters.
In early December, a political disagreement got very nasty. Scott Taylor, a former Navy Seal and now congressman from Virginia.