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  • Posted on March 7, 2018
    Gut Dwellers

    CALS scientists delve into the microbial communities in our digestive tracts — and their implications for our health

  • Posted on October 16, 2017
    New Clues to Healthy Bones for People with PKU

    For approximately 15,000 people in the United States, a vital amino acid can become their worst enemy.

  • Posted on June 20, 2017
    “Legacy Phosphorus” and Our Waters

    A new study quantifies the need to reduce phosphorus in our soils—for the health of our lakes and rivers

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    The “Icing” on the DNA

    Xuehua Zhong uses plants to study epigenetics, an exciting new field that is broadening our understanding of how some traits might be passed down from one generation to the next.

  • Posted on February 20, 2017
    Lactation Sensation

    Dairy scientist Laura Hernandez marvels at the miracle of milk— and she’s exploring how to improve the processes that create it, for the benefit of both cows and humans

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    Undergrad helps teach orphans about hydroponic farming

    There are capstones, and there are capstones. For his capstone—a discipline-spanning research project required of all students graduating from CALS—soil science student Jacob Kruse BS’16 […]

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    Adventures in Global Health

    When it comes to study abroad experiences, an elephant ride in Thailand is pretty hard to beat. “The entire time we were around the elephants, […]

  • Posted on February 13, 2017
    Catch up with . . . Jacquelynn Arbuckle BS’91 Genetics

    Dr. Jacquelynn Arbuckle’s exposure to the medical field began when her younger brother Adrian was born with cystic fibrosis. Arbuckle, only six at the time, […]

  • Posted on February 6, 2017
    A New Weapon Against Bacterial Disease

    Meet the “designer phage,” a potential assist or alternative to antibiotics

  • Posted on October 24, 2016
    Growing Veggies with City Kids

    Natalie Hogan, a sophomore majoring in dietetics and Spanish, hopes to practice nutrition education in schools, teaching kids about healthy foods. This past summer she […]

  • Posted on July 1, 2016
    Five things everyone should know about . . . Pulses

    1. You’ve eaten them without knowing it. If the word “pulse” as a food leaves you flummoxed, fear not. The word pulse comes from the […]