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Team solves X-ray structure of powerful enzyme

September 29, 1998

Researchers at the UW Medical School and the National Institutes of Health have determined the three dimensional molecular structure of a powerful enzyme responsible for activating many cell functions.

Courts most admired by those who use them

September 28, 1998

Complaining about the judicial system - a virtual birthright for Americans - occurs less among the people who have the most reason to castigate the courts: Those who have used them.

Planetary scientists to align in Madison

September 25, 1998

From Oct. 11-16, Madison will be the focal point of the solar system for the community of scientists who study the planets and the menagerie of solar system objects as the American Astronomical Society's Division of Planetary Science meets here.

Babies fish for words in a sea of chatter

September 17, 1998

From a string of nonsense words, uttered in a synthesized monotone to curious 8-month-olds, psychologist Jenny Saffran is uncovering astonishing evidence of how infants assimilate their native language.

Turkey influx won’t hurt grouse

September 15, 1998

The wild turkey has pulled off a stunning comeback in Wisconsin -- but has the turkey's success come at the expense of local grouse populations?

Wages decline despite economic strength

September 14, 1998

Wisconsin's strong economic growth has resulted in better news for working people, but long-term wage decline and significant economic disparities still dominate the state's economy, according to a new UW–Madison study.

Study: Sex life doesn’t suffer for dual-earner couples

September 9, 1998

A new study finds that the daily employment grind for two-income couples actually has little effect on the frequency or quality of their sex life.

Gene therapy shows promise in fighting melanoma

September 4, 1998

In treating dogs for a highly aggressive form of melanoma, a UW–Madison research team is having success with a new cancer vaccine that could benefit human cancer-fighting efforts.

How a common protein becomes a cancer killer

August 31, 1998

In one of nature's remarkable flukes, scientists in 1991 discovered a protein in frog eggs that proved to be a potent killer of cancer cells. Now a new study by a UW–Madison biochemist finds that a "cousin" of that frog protein found in mammals has the same cancer-fighting potential.

UW facility helps scientists explore hidden life of molecules

August 31, 1998

The new biochemistry building includes a laboratory large enough for the department's nuclear magnetic resonance spectrometer facility to bring all its machines under one roof.

UW scientists hone tools for hurricane prediction

August 26, 1998

Scientists at UW–Madison's Space Science and Engineering Center are developing new tools to better predict the course of hurricanes.

Trace Center receives federal technology-access grant

August 26, 1998

The UW–Madison Trace Center has been awarded a five-year, $6.75 million grant to make information technology more accessible to people with disabilities.

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.