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New book advises parents how to quell children’s fears

August 20, 1998

According to Joanne Cantor, UW–Madison professor of communication arts, television and movies present a constant parade of monsters of every description, "ready," Cantor says, "to pounce on your child's psyche at any moment."

New book advises parents how to quell children’s fears

August 19, 1998

An enormous, subversive and particularly potent threat to your child's well-being is probably in your living room with her or him right now.

New evidence shows how some flu viruses become lethal

August 17, 1998

Studying a descendant of the 1918 influenza virus that killed at least 20 million people worldwide, UW–Madison virologists have discovered a new molecular trick some viruses use to transform from dangerous to deadly.

Eagles, ospreys recovering from exposure to toxins

August 10, 1998

Two studies published in recent months indicate that Lake Superior bald eagles and Wisconsin River ospreys are nesting successfully despite the presence of DDE, PCBs and dioxin in their blood.

Forecasting the ebb and flow of a rogue mosquito

August 4, 1998

A computer model being honed by UW–Madison scientists may help predict climate-related population booms of Aedes aegypti, a mosquito whose disease-transmitting ways already puts half the world's population at risk.

MGE supports new research park expansion

July 31, 1998

Madison Gas and Electric Co. announced today (July 29) it will contribute more than $1 million toward a new and expanded innovation center at the UW–Madison Research Park.

Dissecting a cocoon of stardust: Scientists begin to tease out a hidden star’s secrets

July 24, 1998

Peering deep inside obscuring cocoons of stardust, astronomers are beginning to witness the birthing secrets of an unusual star.

Afternoon sleepiness linked to lighting conditions

July 23, 1998

The biological clock reminds us to go to sleep every 24 hours, but under certain lighting conditions another internal regulator may be telling us to take a nap.

Rennebohm gift boosts UW multiple sclerosis research

July 16, 1998

A $600,000 gift from the Oscar Rennebohm Foundation will help UW–Madison researcher Ian Duncan accelerate work on a promising treatment for multiple sclerosis and other myelin disorders.

Expert: U.S. dairies need to crack export markets

July 15, 1998

Today's lackadaisical attitude toward exporting dairy products could cost the U.S dairy industry dearly in years to come, according to a UW–Madison dairy policy analyst.

Cancer research units’ merger set for 2001

July 14, 1998

As the new millennium approaches, the McArdle Laboratory for Cancer Research is poised for a consolidation with the University of Wisconsin Comprehensive Cancer Center.

Conference probes the brains behind ‘artificial intelligence’

July 9, 1998

The 15th National Conference on Artificial Intelligence is set for July 26-30 at Madison's Monona Terrace Convention Center.

Research explains lithium’s dual anti-manic/ anti-depressive effect

July 1, 1998

Researchers at the UW Medical School have solved the puzzle of how one drug -- lithium -- can effectively stabilize both the wild euphoria and the crushing melancholy that are the hallmark of manic depression, or bipolar disorder.

Was Declaration of Independence inspired by Dutch?

June 29, 1998

When he wrote the Declaration of Independence, Thomas Jefferson penned words that would live forever in history. But was he the first to write them? A UW–Madison expert says that Jefferson may have modeled the Declaration after a 16th-century Dutch document.

New microbial insecticide as potent as Bt

June 26, 1998

By isolating and characterizing the biochemical properties of a new-found natural insecticide, scientists have taken an important step toward augmenting the sparse armamentarium of biological pest control.

High-cholesterol pigs provide research model for heart disease

June 17, 1998

A team of scientists from UW–Madison have established a unique population of pigs that provide researchers with an exceptional animal model of human coronary artery disease.

Despite side effects, bed rest still common for high-risk pregnancy

June 10, 1998

Obstetricians regularly prescribe bed rest for women with complicated pregnancies, but many appear to be unaware of the harmful side effects of the inactivity, according to a study by researchers at the UW–Madison School of Nursing.

Study links smoking to higher risk of hearing loss

June 9, 1998

Smoking, a well-known risk factor for cancer and heart disease, also may play a role in hearing loss.

Does mountain living slow rate of molecular evolution?

May 27, 1998

A study of hummingbirds living high in the Andes Mountains suggests that life at the top slows the pace of genetic evolution.

Studies find no job losses from higher minimum wages

May 22, 1998

Recent increases in the federal minimum wage have raised earnings for low-wage workers in Wisconsin without causing job loss, according to a new report from the Center on Wisconsin Strategy.