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Largest-Ever Women’s Health Study Heads Into Final Year of Recruitment

March 21, 1997

For anyone who has struggled with the lure of a bratwurst in July, that's a tall order. But it's exactly the regimen one group of women is testing as part of the Women's Health Initiative, the largest U.S. clinical study ever conducted on women's health.

Study Suggests Purple Grape Juice Is Good for the Heart

March 19, 1997

There appears to be something special about the fruits of the vine when it comes to preventing heart disease.

Marx Photo Credit

March 11, 1997

Groucho Marx — publicity still © 1930 Courtesy of Richman Agency, Los Angeles. All Rights Reserved.

Jewish Humor Featured in Chicago Exhibit

March 11, 1997

Jewish humor and American culture are as interlocked as lox and bagels. That's overwhelmingly evident right now at the Spertus Museum in Chicago, where an exhibition called 'Let There Be Laughter! Jewish Humor in America' has opened.

Does Grazing Contribute to Groundwater Contamination?

March 10, 1997

Managed rotational grazing on deep silt-loam soils does not appear to contribute to groundwater contamination, say researchers from the U.S. Dairy Forage Research Center at UW–Madison.

Smaller, Taller Micromachines Show Commercial Promise

February 20, 1997

A University of Wisconsin–Madison engineer follows an unusual parameter in the quest to make functional micro-machines. Rather than just smaller, he makes them taller.

Scientific Consensus Plays Role in Debate Over Wild Salmon Recovery

February 17, 1997

Science may be pointing a way out of the gridlock over rehabilitating wild Pacific salmon in the Columbia River basin, where once-annual spawning runs of 20 million fish have greatly diminished.

Fuel for Thought: UW Engineers on Trail of 80 MPG Car

February 13, 1997

Engineers at the University of Wisconsin–Madison are looking under the hood for a revolution in automobile fuel efficiency.

Cell Transplant Therapy May Have Applications for Treating Multiple Sclerosis

February 3, 1997

In a hopeful new development for people with multiple sclerosis (MS), researchers have shown in studies with dogs that they can repair diseased areas of the spinal cord by transplanting nervous system cells into the animals.