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Taking a clean look

When the FDA banned 19 antibacterial additives from over-the-counter hand soaps, UWM researcher Hongbo Ma took a look at some of the replacements. What she found: Some of the new chemicals were more toxic than the ones they replaced.

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The effect of living wage laws

Mustafa Hussein led a study about the effects of living wage laws, such as how they affect depressive symptoms and attempts to quit smoking.

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A solemn recovery mission

UWM at Waukesha’a Gregg Jamison is part of a team working to find and identify the remains of soldiers missing overseas to bring them home.

A filter for farms and lakes

UWM researcher Marcia Silva has developed a filter to prevent phosphorus from fertilizer and manure from flowing into lakes and streams.

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A sound equation

Using instruments and algorithms, Georg Essl creates sounds in ways that might stretch the imagination.

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Safer fueling for rocket launches

UWM mechanical engineering doctoral student Amin Zarandi is exploring ways to fine-tune rocket fuel tanks to improve the fuel-burning process.