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New UW consortium helping steer electronic commerce

November 17, 1998

A new consortium developed by UW–Madison engineer Raj Veeramani provides companies with an unbiased resource when navigating the new landscape of electronic commerce.

UW-Madison engineers design new disabled-access bike

November 16, 1998

What started as a challenge to improve disabled access for a local outdoor recreation club put a team of UW–Madison engineers on the road to a better bike.

UW chemist enters a clash of corporate titans

November 10, 1998

As far as epic battles go, UW–Madison chemist Charles Casey's work this summer on a high-stakes legal battle between Dow Chemical and Exxon Corp. falls in the realm of Goliath vs. Goliath.

Grant funds study with community organizations

November 10, 1998

A two-year federal grant will help a team of UW–Madison researchers join forces with community organizations in Dane County to identify the service needs of women with substance abuse and mental health problems who are victims of violence.

Golf course development study finds surprises

November 6, 1998

Stephen Malpezzi, a real estate professor in the School of Business, has developed a statistical model explaining the demand for golf based on economic and demographic variables.

Wisconsin scientists culture elusive embryonic stem cells

November 6, 1998

The dream of one day being able to grow in the laboratory an unlimited amount of human tissues for transplantation is one step closer to reality.

Embryonic Stem Cell Fact Sheet

November 5, 1998

Embryonic stem cell facts

The China question

October 30, 1998

Considering the Chinese as essentially and forever authoritarian - as many Westerners do - denies the complexity of culture and its capacity for change, says one of the nation's leading Sinologists.

NSF awards grant for plant gene study

October 30, 1998

Two UW–Madison molecular biologists will receive $1.8 million over three years to help develop a system to rapidly identify the function of genes specific to plants.

UW joins breast cancer diagnosis study

October 26, 1998

Diagnosing some suspicious breast tumors could become simpler and more reliable through a new magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) approach being tested at UW Hospital and Clinics as part of an international study announced October 22.

NSF grants recognize integrative innovation in graduate education

October 23, 1998

A UW–Madison professor is one of 17 researchers across the country who have received a total of $40.5 million over five years to promote integrative graduate education and research training.

Historic impeachment proceedings won’t shape election outcome, say UW’s political experts

October 23, 1998

The avalanche of political commercials might make you feel as if you know Tommy and Tammy and all the other election candidates better than your neighbor ö and with good reason.

Hubble captures Neptune’s stormy disposition

October 14, 1998

Using powerful ground- and space-based telescopes, scientists have obtained a moving look at some of the wildest, weirdest weather in the solar system - that of Neptune.

Total Quality forum slated in Madison

October 13, 1998

The eighth in a series of national forums on Total Quality issues affecting both higher education and industry will be sponsored by UW–Madison Oct. 21-22.

Space might enhance gene transfer in plants

October 9, 1998

A UW–Madison and industry project aboard the Oct. 29 NASA Space Shuttle will look at whether microgravity can provide a more efficient environment for gene transfer in plants.

Perfume in space

October 9, 1998

To some, a whiff of rare perfume might evoke images of a wild, exotic place. But a UW–Madison and industry research project will be in truly exotic territory when it tries to cultivate fragrances in space.

Research reduces need for pesticides in cranberry growing

October 9, 1998

For the fourth straight year, Wisconsin will lead the nation with a cranberry harvest forecast at 2.4 million barrels of the tart, native fruit. From Tomah to Manitowish Waters the colorful harvest means income and jobs. Cranberries are the state's most valuable fruit crop, with the 1997 crop valued at $162 million.

Emotion researchers study unique monkey colony

October 9, 1998

Scientists from the UW–Madison Medical School Health Emotions Research Institute have been studying the monkeys of Cayo Santiago, a 45-acre Caribbean islet, to better understand how an individual's temperament may affect the way he or she copes with stress.

New centers to strengthen European studies

October 7, 1998

Two new academic centers devoted to the burgeoning field of European studies have been established at UW–Madison.

Swallowtails show how to co-opt nature’s palette

October 1, 1998

UW-Madison scientists have identified a biochemical switch that helps regulate color pattern formation in the wings of a swallowtail butterfly that sometimes takes on the appearance of an unappetizing cousin.