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Smoked Meats Are Safe, Task Force Concludes

January 8, 1998

An interdisciplinary task force of scientists concluded in a recently issued report that there is virtually no scientific rationale for this conclusion.

With space telescope and model, star’s birth pains revealed

January 7, 1998

With Space Telescope and Model, Star's Birth Pains Revealed" #description "Using a potent combination of observation and theory, astronomers are peeling away layers of cosmic dust to see the birth pains of sun-like stars.

Colon Cancer Linked To Genes, Not Lifestyle

January 6, 1998

Colon cancer and many other geriatric diseases in primates appear to be natural outcomes of aging, rather than being caused by outside factors, a scientist at UW–Madison has found.

Colon Cancer Linked To Genes, Not Lifestyle

December 22, 1997

Colon cancer and many other geriatric diseases in primates appear to be natural outcomes of aging, rather than being caused by outside factors, a scientist at the University of Wisconsin–Madison has found.

UW Virologists Track New Influenza Threat

December 22, 1997

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New Bacterium May Aid War on Insect Pests

December 18, 1997

Scientists have discovered a bacterium with the same insect-thwarting properties as the widely-used Bacillus thurengensis.

The Whys of the Why Files

December 17, 1997

A new multi-method study of The Why Files, a popular science Web site produced on campus, is helping to put flesh on the bones of Web demographics and use.

Compound Accelerates Fruit Ripening, Slows Softening After Harvest

November 26, 1997

Nutritional experts are urging Americans to eat more fruits and vegetables. Some of us actually are following the advice. So wouldn’t it be great …

Scientists Get the Facts on Folic Acid in Red Beets

November 21, 1997

Scientists at UW–Madison have found that the amount of folic acid in beets can be increased through breeding, and that beets harvested later in the growing season contain the highest amount of the nutrient.

Compound Accelerates Fruit Ripening, Slows Softening After Harvest

November 21, 1997

CONTACT: Jiwan Palta, (608) 262-5782, Nutritional experts are urging Americans to eat more fruits and vegetables. Some of us actually …

Library Bridges Atlantic With Joint Web Project

November 14, 1997

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A Lost World Found

November 7, 1997

In the dusty disorder of the preparation room at UW–Madison's Geology Museum, formless chunks of plaster and sediment are slowly giving way to the sleek, black bones of a Triceratops.

Moderate Social Drinking During Pregnancy Risks Infant Health

November 7, 1997

A study conducted at the Harlow Primate Laboratory demonstrates for the first time in a laboratory setting that even moderate drinking can harm infant development.

Study: Social Drinking During Pregnancy Risks Infant Health

October 28, 1997

A study conducted at the University of Wisconsin–Madison's Harlow Primate Laboratory demonstrates for the first time in a laboratory setting that even moderate drinking can harm infant development.

Sun Microsystems Donation Aids UW Computing Research

October 22, 1997

A donation of high-performance computing equipment from Sun Microsystems to UW–Madison will aid projects to make parallel computing a more powerful research tool.

Think You Know Lawyers? Think Again

October 22, 1997

The common image of come-one, come-all contingency-fee lawyers (who charge no fee unless they get you some money) is flat-out wrong, says Herbert Kritzer, professor of political science and law.

Finding the Best Way To Produce Microchips

October 10, 1997

Through powerful computer models that actually simulate the making of computer chips, UW–Madison engineers are helping lead manufacturers to a new generation of smaller, faster and better electronics.

Arboreal Self-Defense

September 24, 1997

Deploying high concentrations of an aspirin-like compound as a chemical defense, some aspen trees are capable of spoiling the voracious appetites of gypsy moth caterpillars, one of the world's most feared forest insect pests.

Plants in Space: Wisconsin Seeds First To Sprout From Stock Grown on Mir

September 10, 1997

The seeds of a tiny, rapidly growing mustard plant, born in space aboard the troubled space station Mir, have sprouted in space, completing a critical first step toward the goal of raising multiple generations of plants in space.

Wisconsin’s Economy Outshines Nation’s, Study Finds

September 9, 1997

Real personal income growth in Wisconsin in the 1990s surpassed the rate of growth in the nation by 24 percent, according to a study by Jon Udell, the Irwin Maier Professor of Business at the UW–Madison School of Business.