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The Wisconsin Department of Health Services and the La Crosse County Health Department today announced the first documented death from Rocky Mountain spotted fever (RMSF) in the state. RMSF is rarely reported in Wisconsin and most commonly occurs in the central and southeastern regions of the United States. Most tickborne diseases transmitted in Wisconsin...
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Department of Health Services Promotes Awareness on National HIV Testing Day

Today is National HIV Testing Day and the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) is taking this opportunity to share information about medical advances that allow those diagnosed with HIV to live long, healthy, happy lives. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), many people living with HIV who seek appropriate...
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K2 and Spice Still Causing Hospitalizations in Wisconsin

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Foodborne Illness Advisory: Pre-Cut Melons Linked to Salmonella

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Foodborne Illness Advisory: Honey Smacks Cereal Linked to Salmonella Outbreak

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS), Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP), and local health departments are working with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to investigate a multistate outbreak of Salmonella Mbandaka infections linked to the consumption of Kellogg’s Honey...
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President’s Startup Challenge 2018 FAQs

A collection of answers to frequently asked questions about the Pistoia Alliance President’s Startup Challenge 2016. The post President’s Startup Challenge 2018 FAQs appeared first on Pistoia Alliance.
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President’s Startup Challenge 2018 Rules

These are the complete official rules, or terms and conditions (Ts&Cs), for the President’s Startup Challenge 2016. The post President’s Startup Challenge 2018 Rules appeared first on Pistoia Alliance.
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Pistoia Alliance’s UDM team release first file format specification for chemical reaction information exhange

The Unified Data Model team is delighted to announce the first release of the now-open UDM file format specification which … The post Pistoia Alliance’s UDM team release first file format specification for chemical reaction information exhange appeared first on Pistoia Alliance.
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Pistoia Alliance Centre of Excellence for AI in Life Sciences: Workshop Oct 2018 – call for presentations

Pistoia Alliance Centre of Excellence for AI in Life Sciences: Workshop Tues 9 Oct 2018 Call for Workshop presentations & … The post Pistoia Alliance Centre of Excellence for AI in Life Sciences: Workshop Oct 2018 – call for presentations appeared first on Pistoia Alliance.
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OSHA Occupational Chemical Database – FULLY Searchable!!!!

OSHA Occupational Chemical Database – FULLY Searchable!!!!

This chemical inventory is OSHA’s premier one-stop shop for occupational chemical information. It compiles information from several government agencies and organizations. Information available on the pages includes: Chemical identification and physical properties Exposure limits Sampling information, and Additional resources. OSHA Standards and Exposure Limits Employers must comply with a number of standards where employees...
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New sustainable beverage tech could eliminate plastic bottles. Point of use product!!!

New sustainable beverage tech could eliminate plastic bottles. Point of use product!!!

North Carolina-based Clear Water Manufacturing has launched a machine that can filter, fill and cap more than 300 bottles of water per one-hour cycle on-site at any location, including campuses, hotels, stadiums or in retail spaces. Read on at HTTPS://WWW.BEVERAGEDAILY.COM/ARTICLE/2018/06/27/NEW-SUSTAINABLE-BEVERAGE-FILL-TECH-COULD-ELIMINATE-PLASTIC-BOTTLES 
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Gumdrop Turns Old Gum into New Products

Source: Waste360, 6/4/18. The company recycles and processes chewing gum into compounds that can be used in the rubber and plastics industry.
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Del Monte Vegetable Trays Pose Potential Health Risk

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Wisconsin Highlights Innovation, FoodShare Employee and Training (FSET) Program Successess

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72% of Life Science Professionals Believe Their Industry is Behind in the Development of AI, Finds Survey from The Pistoia Alliance

Life science professionals highlight technology and healthcare as collaboration priorities for ensuring successful application of AI Boston, 7th June, … The post 72% of Life Science Professionals Believe Their Industry is Behind in the Development of AI, Finds Survey from The Pistoia Alliance appeared first on Pistoia Alliance.
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Innovation in Action, May 2018

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UXLS Toolkit is a finalist in the Bio-IT Best Practice Awards

Every year, the Bio-IT World conference organizers invite companies to showcase best practices. The Pistoia Alliance includes our User Experience … The post UXLS Toolkit is a finalist in the Bio-IT Best Practice Awards appeared first on Pistoia Alliance.
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Department of Energy Selects University of Utah Site for FORGE Today, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced that the University of Utah will receive up to $140 million in continued funding over the next five years for cutting-edge geothermal research and development. After three years of planning, site characterization, and competition, the proposed...
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June 12 is National Forklift Safety Day!

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By David Abel, Boston Globe Buried in the mountains of refuse at Casella’s recycling plant in Charlestown are tons of material that should have gone straight to the landfill — from tires and pots to lobster buoys and garden hoses — items that can gum up the machines and taint the byproducts ultimately sold...
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Four people in two states have become ill The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS), Minnesota Department of Health (MDH), Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP), Minnesota Department Agriculture (MDA), and local health departments are investigating at least four cases of salmonellosis affecting three Wisconsin residents and one Minnesota resident. All four of...
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WASHINGTON  –– Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt announced at a meeting with water sector associations that the deadline to submit letters of interest for Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) loans has been extended to July 31, 2018. Administrator Pruitt also sent a letter highlighting the deadline extension to governors...
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EPA announces applicants selected for FY18 Environmental Workforce Development and Job Training Grants

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The EPA has released its Five-year Review of the 2012 Recreational Water Quality Criteria (RWQC), as required by the BEACH Act amendments to the Clean Water Act (CWA). The review report describes the state of the science since the release of the 2012 RWQC, related to the protection of human health in water bodies...
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#HopeActLiveWI: Grant Award to Support Addiction Treatment

The Department of Health Services (DHS) has awarded a $500,000 annual grant to the University of Wisconsin System to provide doctors real-time guidance on how to treat patients who may have an addiction. The addiction consultation line is part of the Heroin, Opioid, Prevention, and Education (HOPE) legislative package. “This effort will enhance care...
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Fukushima: Melted nuclear fuel still clinging to the walls where radiation levels are so high even robots cannot enter

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“Only the repetition of simple messages changes public opinion and affects the brain,” says David Fenton, a four-decade veteran of PR campaigns for the environment, public health and human rights.
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After seeing the scars of coal, Fayette County banned the disposal of natural gas drilling waste. Industry fought back, arguing the community doesn’t get a say.
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