Posts Tagged ‘Microbiology’

Microbes & Human Health

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.

Meat, With a Touch of Fruit

Protecting organic meats from deadly bacteria calls for developing new antimicrobial agents from natural sources

Protecting our Pollinators

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.

Mystery Solved

A fungus causes the disease that has killed more than a million bats.

Tech Transfer Showcase

The discovery-to-marketplace trail blazed by Harry Steenbock remains strong today. Here are some CALS-based businesses you should know about.

Sabrina R. Mueller-Spitz

BS Soil Science, MS Soil Science

The Infection Eaters

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

O Bioneers

A new course in bioenergy gets freshmen involved in real-life research challenges

When the Deep Freeze Thaws

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.

Baby on Board

Moms on the Go is a CALS fund that covers some travel and childcare expenses for researchers on the field

My Own Miracle Drug

My Own Miracle Drug

Personal experiences remind us of the critical need for new antibiotic research.

What's in the Water?

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.