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  • Posted on June 16, 2021
    The Future Holds No Limits for Meat Science at CALS

      Jordan Nehls BS’17 cooks up a lot of hamburgers and chicken breasts — but it’s not the sort of fare she can serve to […]

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    Bucky’s Varsity Meats Educates and Delights

      An important public-facing part of the Meat Science and Animal Biologics Discovery (MSABD) program now has pride of place. The storefront for the campus […]

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    A Wisconsin Idea Win-Win

      At a sweeping bend of the Mississippi River, where the waterway widens and flows through shimmering Lake Pepin, tourists come to snarf slabs of […]

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    The Race to the Animal Vault

      The last known Pyrenean ibex, a wild goat named Celia, died more than two decades ago, the victim of a falling branch. But before […]

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    Research Creates Teaching Opportunities

      In 2015, genetics professor Francisco Pelegrí launched a course called Developmental Genetics for Conservation and Regeneration that ties directly to his ongoing research program. […]

  • Posted on February 25, 2021
    A Cold, Hard Look at Macromolecules

      At its most basic level, it takes pictures. For biochemistry professor Elizabeth Wright, that’s the scaled-down explanation of cryogenic electron microscopy, or cryo-EM. But […]

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    Cryo-EM: A Whetstone for UW’s Competitive Edge

      UW–Madison has a strong record of contributions to structural biology, cell biology, virology, and medicine, and it hosts a vibrant community of structural biologists. […]

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    The New Frontiers of Potato Tech

      It’s the number one vegetable crop in the United States. Wisconsin happens to be its third largest producer (after Idaho and Washington), with 3.1 […]

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    Answers Await on the Ocean Floor

      It’s December 2018. Karthik Anantharaman awakens at 6 a.m., afloat in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. He’s barely slept, adrenaline is flowing. There’s […]

  • Posted on October 1, 2020
    Of Mutant Wranglers and Slime Whisperers

      In 1909, the German chemist Fritz Haber sparked an agricultural revolution. Using enormous pressures and high temperatures, he had learned how to efficiently transform […]

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    Let Food Be Your Medicine

      Medical student Alice Huang was dutifully taking notes during a lecture at the Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine when she snapped to attention. […]

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    The Hype, the Hope, and the Reality of Hemp

      In late 2018, Ralph and Beth Aschenbrenner started hearing a lot of good things about growing industrial hemp. Hemp is an incredibly versatile plant, […]