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Richard Ralston Collects Culture Through Stamps

April 28, 1997

Should the discovery of a world in a grain of sand elude you, Richard Ralston suggests you continue the search in a postage stamp.

Quantum Dots:’ The Finish Line in High-Speed Computing?

April 18, 1997

In the full-throttle quest to make smaller, faster and better computer chips, engineer Max Lagally is exploring what may be the final frontier: Building them one atom at a time.

Engineer Explores Pollution-Fighting Materials

April 17, 1997

Ceramic brings to mind the simple stuff of plates and pottery, yet it may work wonders in the complex world of environmental cleanup, from filtering pollution to degrading hazardous chemicals.

New Vaccine Blocks Viral Entry in Cattle, May Have Implications for Human Vaccines

April 17, 1997

Geoffrey Letchworth, a virologist in the Department of Animal Health and Biomedical Sciences, has developed such an experimental vaccine for bovine herpes virus 1 (BHV-1).

Disarming Alzheimer’s Toxic Proteins

April 14, 1997

A new study of the proteins that may be responsible for the brain lesions associated with Alzheimer's disease promises a new understanding of its underlying cause, and may someday yield new treatments for the devastating and deadly disease.

Rebuilding Persistence in Alfalfa

April 8, 1997

When it comes to improving alfalfa, plant geneticist Edwin Bingham believes the job takes persistence. Bingham has become single-minded -- you might even say persistent -- in advocating for greater persistence as an agronomic virtue in alfalfa.

Tackling Nitrogen Deficiency in No-Till Corn Production

April 8, 1997

Nitrogen deficiency is one of the biggest hurdles when adopting no-till corn production in Wisconsin.

Tired of Heat Detection? Ovsynch and Save

April 8, 1997

A new technique can help farmers artificially inseminate dairy cows at the proper stage in their reproductive cycle without continuous heat detection, say researchers at UW–Madison's College of Agricultural and Life Sciences.

Virus May Be Linked to Obesity

April 8, 1997

A virus that can cause obesity in animals may be linked to some cases of obesity in humans, researchers at the University of Wisconsin Medical School have found.

Book To Show How Dance Creates, Challenges Gender Identity

April 3, 1997

Sally Banes, Marian Hannah Winter Professor of Theatre History and Dance Studies at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, has found evidence from the dance stage that leads to alternative interpretations.

UW Experts Connect with New Supercomputing Partnership

April 1, 1997

UW-Madison faculty and staff have eight partnerships with a National Science Foundation (NSF) project to advance high-performance computing in science and engineering.

UW Historian Publishes Book on Nazi Turncoats

March 28, 1997

What complex and sometimes mysterious motives cause minds to change? In the case of many high-ranking and initially loyal German Nazis, the answer may …

Largest-Ever Women’s Health Study Heads Into Final Year of Recruitment

March 21, 1997

For anyone who has struggled with the lure of a bratwurst in July, that's a tall order. But it's exactly the regimen one group of women is testing as part of the Women's Health Initiative, the largest U.S. clinical study ever conducted on women's health.

Study Suggests Purple Grape Juice Is Good for the Heart

March 19, 1997

There appears to be something special about the fruits of the vine when it comes to preventing heart disease.

Marx Photo Credit

March 11, 1997

Groucho Marx — publicity still © 1930 Courtesy of Richman Agency, Los Angeles. All Rights Reserved.

Jewish Humor Featured in Chicago Exhibit

March 11, 1997

Jewish humor and American culture are as interlocked as lox and bagels. That's overwhelmingly evident right now at the Spertus Museum in Chicago, where an exhibition called 'Let There Be Laughter! Jewish Humor in America' has opened.

Does Grazing Contribute to Groundwater Contamination?

March 10, 1997

Managed rotational grazing on deep silt-loam soils does not appear to contribute to groundwater contamination, say researchers from the U.S. Dairy Forage Research Center at UW–Madison.

Smaller, Taller Micromachines Show Commercial Promise

February 20, 1997

A University of Wisconsin–Madison engineer follows an unusual parameter in the quest to make functional micro-machines. Rather than just smaller, he makes them taller.

Scientific Consensus Plays Role in Debate Over Wild Salmon Recovery

February 17, 1997

Science may be pointing a way out of the gridlock over rehabilitating wild Pacific salmon in the Columbia River basin, where once-annual spawning runs of 20 million fish have greatly diminished.

Fuel for Thought: UW Engineers on Trail of 80 MPG Car

February 13, 1997

Engineers at the University of Wisconsin–Madison are looking under the hood for a revolution in automobile fuel efficiency.