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2001 in Review: Science
0038 Researchers, Unique Facility Fight Toxin in Peanuts 00AE (March 22, 2001) - Researchers at the Georgia Envirotron in Griffin, Ga., say the unique facility is helping them fight a costly foe of the peanut industry.

002E Knowing a Little Biology Helps Fight Ants 00CC (March 28, 2001) - When you make your spring chore list, don't forget to "feed" the ants. To fight ants properly, University of Georgia experts say you have to know a little ant biology.

002C The GMO Controversy and the Ivory Tower 0151 (April 3, 2001) - In the age of the Internet and laser eye surgery, most people would agree with scientists that basic research and resulting technologies help society. But when technology has fallen short -- from Three Mile Island to mad cow disease – the public has come face-to-face with science's fallibility.

002D One Wood Chip or Two? New 'Sugar' Source 009C (April 4, 2001) - Would you like one or two wood chips to sweeten your coffee? How about sweetening your cereal with a few cottonseed hulls?

002E Brave New Herd: UGA Unveils Cloned Calves 0095 (June 26, 2001) - After almost two years of research, University of Georgia scientists have successfully cloned eight healthy calves.

0032 Farm-crop Fuel May Become Industrial Cleanser 00C9 (August 1, 2001) - Fuel made from farm crops has been around for years, but a University of Georgia agricultural engineer has found they make great industrial strength cleansers, too.

002A Researcher Uses DNA to Track Termites 010A (September 18, 2001) - Knowing which termites are kin and where they've been may be the key to more effectively controlling the pests. And scientists are closing in. They're using DNA technology to track their travels and find their family trees.

002D Scientists Getting to Point of Pollution 0122 (September 24, 2001) - Walk along the banks of the Savannah River. Fish the Chattahoochee. Swim in the Flint. Chances are you'll see a sign warning of the potential risk due to pollution. But often, it's not easy to determine exactly where that pollution is coming from.

002F Electric Water Kills Plant, Food Pathogens 00B6 (September 28, 2001) - A University of Georgia scientist has found an environmentally friendly product nurserymen can use to kill plant diseases. What is it? Water.

0035 Scientist Searching Genes in Self-cloning Plants 010F (November 13, 2001) - A tool that could potentially improve the efficiency, yields and quality of agriculture around the world has remained elusive to commercial farming. But a University of Georgia researcher in Tifton, Ga., is trying to change that.

0030 Newfound Protein May Help Control Fire Ants 0101 (November 16, 2001) - University of Georgia scientists have discovered a protein in fire ants that may lead to a new way of using their own biology against them. The protein is linked to red imported fire ants' senses of smell and taste.

002D Scientists Complete Peanut Molecular Map 0123 (November 26, 2001) - University of Georgia researchers have completed the first comprehensive molecular map of the peanut plant. Like a roadmap, it will give scientists the directions they need to develop better varieties for farmers and better products for consumers.

002E Study Paves Way to Water-efficient Cotton 2612 (December 18, 2001) - A six-year study by University of Georgia and Israeli scientists has paved the way to cotton varieties that can brave the weather's whims by using water better.

(Brad Haire is the former news editor with the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.)

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