UP: UW-Madison. Once again the research behemoth achieves a breakthrough, successfully turning stem calls developed by future Nobel laureate James Thomson into heart muscle cells. So have another heaping plate of pasta primavera; help is on the way.
DOWN: Wisconsin State Journal. The Madison daily runs an article pooh-poohing Nathan Comp's Isthmus cover story last week on the disappearance and presumed murder of Amos Mortier. The paper quotes police dismissing grand jury testimony implicating an area man but fails to ask hard questions. For Comp's response to the piece, see the addendum to his story at TheDailyPage.com.