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Scientists Get the Facts on Folic Acid in Red Beets

November 21, 1997

Scientists at UW–Madison have found that the amount of folic acid in beets can be increased through breeding, and that beets harvested later in the growing season contain the highest amount of the nutrient.

Compound Accelerates Fruit Ripening, Slows Softening After Harvest

November 21, 1997

CONTACT: Jiwan Palta, (608) 262-5782, Nutritional experts are urging Americans to eat more fruits and vegetables. Some of us actually…

Library Bridges Atlantic With Joint Web Project

November 14, 1997


A Lost World Found

November 7, 1997

In the dusty disorder of the preparation room at UW–Madison's Geology Museum, formless chunks of plaster and sediment are slowly giving way to the sleek, black bones of a Triceratops.

Moderate Social Drinking During Pregnancy Risks Infant Health

November 7, 1997

A study conducted at the Harlow Primate Laboratory demonstrates for the first time in a laboratory setting that even moderate drinking can harm infant development.

Study: Social Drinking During Pregnancy Risks Infant Health

October 28, 1997

A study conducted at the University of Wisconsin–Madison's Harlow Primate Laboratory demonstrates for the first time in a laboratory setting that even moderate drinking can harm infant development.

Sun Microsystems Donation Aids UW Computing Research

October 22, 1997

A donation of high-performance computing equipment from Sun Microsystems to UW–Madison will aid projects to make parallel computing a more powerful research tool.

Think You Know Lawyers? Think Again

October 22, 1997

The common image of come-one, come-all contingency-fee lawyers (who charge no fee unless they get you some money) is flat-out wrong, says Herbert Kritzer, professor of political science and law.

Finding the Best Way To Produce Microchips

October 10, 1997

Through powerful computer models that actually simulate the making of computer chips, UW–Madison engineers are helping lead manufacturers to a new generation of smaller, faster and better electronics.

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.