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  • Posted on February 25, 2021
    A Moveable Feast for Predators

      Ecologists at CALS have found that carnivores living near people can get more than half of their diets from human food sources, a major […]

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    Class Act | Entrepreneurial Spirit ‘Boosts’ Undergrad’s Prospects

      When Kit Chow BSx’21 decided to study biological systems engineering at CALS, he knew he would get to do one of his favorite things […]

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    Cheese as a Treatment for Hypertension?

      High blood pressure contributes to almost half a million deaths in the United States each year. To help manage the condition, called hypertension, health […]

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    How a Renaissance Molecule Is Made

      Fatty acids, the compounds that provide antioxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits through diets rich in leafy greens and fish, are now also heralded for their […]

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    ‘Meat’ Our New Building

      On Nov. 6, CALS celebrated the opening of the new Meat Science and Animal Biologics Discovery (MSABD) building. Part of the Department of Animal […]

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    A Taste of Many Cultures

      How does the American ideal of healthy eating exclude other cultures? That was the question posed to students by instructor Erika Anna BS’13 in […]

  • Posted on October 1, 2020
    As Milkweed Goes, So Goes the Monarch

      It’s a sweltering August day in 2019. The sun gilds the flowering prairies of southern Wisconsin. Entomology graduate student Skye Harnsberger and her research […]

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    Class Act | A Voice for Students and the Marginalized on the County Board

      When Elena Haasl BSx’22 came to UW–Madison in fall 2018, she never thought she would end up running her own political campaign. But she […]

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    The Age of Ecological Forecasting

      When El Niño approaches, driven by warm Pacific Ocean waters, we’ve come to expect both drenching seasonal rains in the southern United States and […]

  • Posted on June 11, 2020
    A Missing Piece in the Genetic Puzzle of High Cholesterol Risk

      Precision medicine has the potential to tailor treatments to a patient’s unique genetic sequence. But achieving this precision — or developing new drugs — […]

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    ‘COVID Crush’ Shows Disease Spread Is No Game

      They wanted a way to help people understand how a disease like COVID-19 can transmit through a population. So Malia Jones and Caitlin Bourbeau […]

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    My Parents’ Kitchen as a Classroom

      Jori Skalitzky is a sophomore majoring in life sciences communication and environmental sciences. She wrote this perspecitve in mid-April 2020, several weeks after classes […]