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UW biochemist solves riddle of collagen stability

April 23, 1998

A UW–Madison research team has overturned a central theory about the stability of collagen, a protein that acts like a 'solder' to give the body its structure and shape.

Study examines effectiveness of academic redshirting

April 22, 1998

A new study by a UW–Madison researcher of academic redshirting - the decision to delay a child's entry into kindergarten that many parents are facing right now - calls into question the old adage of 'If in doubt, hold them out.'

Federal toxicology center awarded to UW–Madison

April 21, 1998

A new national Center in Developmental and Molecular Toxicology has been awarded to UW–Madison for the next four years.

Doctors use a small artery in the hand to diagnose coronary disease

April 20, 1998

Thanks to today's state-of-the-art cardiac devices, doctors at UW Hospital and Clinics have begun using a small artery in the wrist to diagnose and treat some forms of coronary artery disease.

Cantor presents TV violence ratings report to National Press Club

April 15, 1998

Joanne Cantor, UW–Madison professor of communication arts, will present her findings on television violence ratings at a National Press Club news conference in Washington D.C. Thursday, April 16.

UW prof finds TV ratings don’t always alert parents

April 15, 1998

Professor of Communication Arts Joanne Cantor is among a group of researchers who recently released a national study of television violence and its effect on children.

UW-TEC program paved road to success for professor’s invention

April 14, 1998

A tenacious early market assessment by a group of UW–Madison business students helped Marc Anderson's invention find commercial pay dirt.

UW clean-air technology headed for the produce section

April 14, 1998

A UW–Madison technology that helped plants thrive in outer space may soon be landing in grocery stores, helping extend the freshness of fruits and vegetables.

From family to his clinical practice, doctor considers himself part of the group

April 13, 1998

In 14 years at UW–Madison, McBride has developed broad shoulders capable of supporting a formidable national reputation.

UW scientists seek early warning of drinking water threats

April 10, 1998

A UW–Madison research team will be mixing up a batch of 'pathogen cocktails' in the laboratory, with the goal of countering disease-causing threats to drinking water.

George Cramer brings the artist’s soul to high-tech computing

April 2, 1998

George Cramer's artistic career took a wild turn 12 years ago from a seemingly ho-hum influence: a Christmas present to his two teenage sons.

English skills: Not just for English class

March 20, 1998

Since 1996, the UW–Madison National Research Center for English Learning and Achievement has engaged in multidisciplinary research with several other universities in New York, Oklahoma and Washington to investigate the many complicated contexts in which students learn to write and read.

Reading, writing and talking: Researcher discovers discussion is key to improving skills

March 20, 1998

A fictional (youâll see why in a few lines) ninth-grade English class has been assigned to write a paper predicting the outcome of the William Golding novel, Lord of the Flies.

UW team asks how well NASA communicates during crises

March 19, 1998

How well do mission control crews communicate during a crisis? Itâs an important question that two UW–Madison faculty members will explore on behalf of NASA.

Anthropologist collaborates with study’s subjects

March 16, 1998

In a new book titled Mondays on the Dark Night of the Moon: Himalayan Folktales, cultural anthropologist Kirin Narayan contributes to a growing movement in anthropology to work out more equitable and collaborative relations with the people being studied.

Research zeros in on molecular destination of antidepressants

March 12, 1998

Side effects or not, Prozac and similar medications are helping millions of people live more satisfying lives. But scientists still aren't sure exactly how the drugs work at the most basic molecular levels. With a grant from the National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia and Depression, UW Medical School researchers are aiming to find the answers.

Leukemia society supports UW Medical School researcher

March 11, 1998

The Leukemia Society of America has put its money on a UW Medical School researcher whose studies show promise for understanding genetic abnormalities associated with leukemia.

Professor assists national effort to curb Hispanic dropout rate

March 10, 1998

National attention is often the prelude to a national solution, and the high dropout rate among Hispanic students got a lot of attention at a recent Washington press conference.

Study of microbes may hone predictions of mining impact

March 5, 1998

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

March 4, 1998

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.