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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.

E. Coli Genome Reported: Milestone of Modern Biology Emerges From Laboratory of Genetics

September 5, 1997

A team of scientists headed by Frederick Blattner of the E. coli Genome Project in the Laboratory of Genetics at UW–Madison has determined the complete genome sequence of the E. coli bacterium, it was reported in the Sept. 5 issue of the journal Science.

Where Fossils Fear To Tread
Scientists Follow Genes To An Ancient Ancestor

August 13, 1997

Some 600 or 700 million years ago, before animal life made a sudden evolutionary shift and diverged into nearly all the major animal divisions we know from fossils, primitive animals were inventing the genes that would make it all possible.

Sleep Apnea Is a Risk Factor for Hypertension

August 13, 1997

Chronic high blood pressure can be linked to sleep apnea, researchers at the University of Wisconsin Medical School have found.

UW Computing Network Takes Flight With Intel Grant

August 11, 1997

A $4.8 million equipment grant from Intel Corp. to the University of Wisconsin–Madison will help expand the arc of 'Condor,' a UW-inspired program that turns idle desktop computers into powerful research tools.

‘Virtual Design’ Has Real Potential for New Products

July 29, 1997

Rajit Gadh wants to unshackle design engineers from the mouse and the keyboard, giving them an approach to computer design as natural as chatting with a colleague.

UW-Madison Scientists Bridge Gap In Cell Communication

July 16, 1997

A critical step in communication between cells that promotes such things as bone formation, limb growth, and the development of other critical tissues, has been found by a team of researchers from UW–Madison.

Subtle Biotic Changes Have Big Environmental Impacts

July 10, 1997

By changing the composition of fish populations in a lake, scientists have found a switch by which the flow of carbon between lakes and the atmosphere can be turned on, off, or reversed.

Calorie Restriction Reduces Age-Related Muscle Loss

June 16, 1997

Researchers at UW–Madison have found that limiting calorie intake later in life can stall some of the muscle deterioration that normally accompanies aging.

New Advances in Fish Farming Draw a Line Between the Sexes

June 11, 1997

UW-Madison food scientist Jeff Malison and his colleagues are developing methods to raise same sex or sterile fish populations that will result in greater yields for walleye and perch farmers.

Argentina’s Burgeoning Milk Production Worries U.S. Dairy Exporters

June 4, 1997

UW-Madison agricultural economists Edward Jesse, Brad Barham and Tom Cox recently travelled to Argentina to assess the country's growing milk industry. Their conclusion: Anyone with plans to export U.S. dairy products better keep one eye on Argentina.

Study Links Automobile Accidents and Sleep Apnea

May 28, 1997

People with undiagnosed sleep apnea may be at greater risk for automobile accidents, researchers at UW Medical School have found.

Can Trout and Cows Coexist?

May 27, 1997

Researchers from UW–Madison and the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources are working together to try to determine how fishing and cattle grazing can coexist around trout streams.

A Fat That Reduces Cancer, Heart Disease and Body Fat?

May 8, 1997

Conjugated linoleic acid, a fatty acid found in dairy products and other animal fats, has many beneficial biological effects.

Antibody Omelets Improve Growth in Poultry and Livestock

May 1, 1997

Some small farms in Wisconsin may soon become antibody factories, raising laying hens that produce growth-stimulating antibodies in their egg yolks.

Research Points to Defect That May Yield Abnormal Heart Muscle Function

May 1, 1997

A University of Wisconsin Medical School researcher and his collaborators can now explain a cellular defect that causes enlarged hearts to contract weakly.

Researchers Gain Insights Into Drugs Used for Manic-Depression

April 30, 1997

Many people who suffer from bipolar disorder, or Researchers at the University of Wisconsin Medical School now believe they understand why.

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.