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Study of microbes may hone predictions of mining impact

By tracing the abundance and distribution of bacteria in an abandoned California mine, UW–Madison scientists may have found a better way to predict the potential environmental consequences of mining metal ores.

Asian economic crisis to impact Wisconsin agriculture

Shock waves from the Asian economic crisis will ripple through Wisconsin's farm economy, with corn and soybean producers feeling the worst effects during 1998 and 1999, according to a UW–Madison economist.

Snipping inflammation in the bud; new agents may provide relief

Trying a new approach to controlling the process of inflammation, UW–Madison scientists have forged a new class of synthetic molecules that offer a new strategy for treating pain, swelling and the other hallmarks of injury or illness.

What’s in an ecosystem? New journal seeks to answer

UW-Madison zoology Professors Monica G. Turner and Stephen R. Carpenter are the first co-editors of Ecosystems, a new journal intended to be a focal point for original research, reviews, editorials and special features on ecosystem ecology.

The Leopold Legacy: Zedler cultivates UW’s rich tradition in restoration ecology

As the new Aldo Leopold Chair of Restoration Ecology, Joy Zedler will be cultivating the legacy of one of UW–Madison's most influential professors, a man whose ideas form the roots of modern conservation.

Whose welfare? Book calls for new attention to children

As new welfare reform programs take effect across the nation, more effort is needed to measure how those reforms will impact children, according to a new book edited by sociology professor Robert Hauser.

A dirty job: UW team has been sifting through trash in search of perfect landfill

Robert Ham believes well-designed landfills can be tools for recycling, rather than tombs that harbor trash for generations.

Book Chronicles Evolution of Academic Freedom at UW–Madison

The birth and evolution of academic freedom at UW–Madison forms the focus of a new book edited by economics Professor Emeritus W. Lee Hansen.

Study finds middle class shouldering more state tax burden

A UW–Madison study confirms it - over the past two decades, these families have faced the highest tax burdens in the state as Wisconsin's tax system has become less progressive.

Grant Aims To Curb Tobacco Use Among Managed-Care Patients

A new $6.7-million program based at the UW Medical School supports studies of policies and practices that reduce tobacco use by members of managed-care organizations such as HMOs, PPOs and point-of-service plans.

UW Doctors Take STD Prevention to Prisons

A team of Wisconsin researchers is one of only four in the nation selected to work on a major national initiative on prevention of HIV and sexually transmitted diseases in young male inmates being released back into the community.

Turf Management Takes Professor Around the World of Sports

The phone rang shortly after John Stier arrived at his campus office at 8 a.m. The Green Bay Packers were calling. They needed his help.

Spuds Redux

The folks who brought us spuds in space have a new crop to tend this January, when they attempt to grow an amber wave of weightless grain.

Hubble finds one more oddity on an already strange moon

Jupiter's moon Io, whose strange surface is defined by active volcanoes, lakes of molten sulfur and vast fields of sulfur dioxide snow, has revealed another oddity to scientists: caps of glowing hydrogen gas at the moon's poles.

Smoked Meats Are Safe, Task Force Concludes

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

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

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

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.

New Bacterium May Aid War on Insect Pests

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