Microbes inhabit our bodies by the trillions, yet how they benefit us mostly remains a mystery. As scientists work with animals to illuminate that complex dynamic, they are excited about the potential microbes may hold for human health.
Posts Tagged ‘Microbiology’
Protecting organic meats from deadly bacteria calls for developing new antimicrobial agents from natural sources
Bees, so crucial to our food supply, are dying off at alarming rates. CALS researchers are taking a close look at everything from the microbes in their hives to the landscapes they live in to identify in what conditions bees thrive.
A fungus causes the disease that has killed more than a million bats.
The discovery-to-marketplace trail blazed by Harry Steenbock remains strong today. Here are some CALS-based businesses you should know about.
BS Soil Science, MS Soil Science
Marcin Filutowicz stumbled upon a potentially powerful biotherapy—using amoebas that feast on antibiotic-resistant bacteria to cure such ills as staph infections and diabetic ulcers
A new course in bioenergy gets freshmen involved in real-life research challenges
The melting of Arctic permafrost has vast implications for our global climate. CALS professor James Bockheim is studying cores of the frozen soil to gain a glimpse into their future.
Moms on the Go is a CALS fund that covers some travel and childcare expenses for researchers on the field
Personal experiences remind us of the critical need for new antibiotic research.
When disease-causing microbes find their way in Wisconsin's water supply, Sharon Long uses the tools of microbiology to spot them-and find their source.