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Summer 1999

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Warfare Online
UGA psychology professor is developing a decision-making simulator to train flight crews for the military's premier surveillance aircraft.

A River Runs to It
A broad-based ecological study compares Georgia's five Atlantic estuaries, where river and ocean waters mix.

Kids at Risk
UGA researchers are helping elementary school teachers to intervene early in student behavior problems.

Hazardous to Your Health
Toxicologist Mary Alice Smith studies everyday environmental hazards that may lead to birth defects.

The Trouble With Thrips
An enigmatic insect spreads a virus that destroys millions of dollars worth of crops. But agriculture research fights back.

Marked for Cancer
Unraveling cellular relationships may lead to an early-detection blood test for cancer.

Learning from Medicaid
Researchers look at a decade of pharmaceutical use in the state's Medicaid system to improve healthcare.

Pillow Talk, Culture Shock
Different communication styles may be at the root of some problems between African-American couples.

Samba Meets Swing
A UGA choreographer fuses ballroom dance techniques with modern dance.

Fragmented Forests
Botanist Jim Hamrick looks at the genetic variation among Costa Rican tree populations left behind from logging and land-clearing.

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More Maya Medicine
A large grant enables further study on the medicinal value of plants in the Maya Highlands.

God vs. Science, Again
Have scientists given up on God? Results are in from a recent survey.

Chernobyl's Legacy
Scientists find some surprising effects a decade after the world's worst nuclear disaster.

Of Mice, Men and Medical Achievement
Today's science has come a long but necessary way from yesterday's research techniques of using animals for biomedical study.

UGA Glass Shop
Much of the university's research is possible thanks to precision glassware created by the artists in the UGA Glass Shop.