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  • Posted on March 9, 2023
    Five Counterintuitive Facts for the Conscientious Lawn Owner

      Healthy lawns can prevent phosphorus from entering lakes and streams, where it causes problematic algal blooms. Phosphorus is an important element for plant growth. […]

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    CALS Research Briefs for Spring 2023

      How Telomeres Stay Tidy Telomeres provide vital protection for the ends of human chromosomes. However, these defensive caps degrade over time through the process […]

  • Posted on October 18, 2022
    A New Tactic in the Superbug Battle

      During a 2015 trip to Egypt, Tom Patterson suffered a gallstone attack and soon fell terribly ill. But that’s not what nearly killed him. […]

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    An Introduction

      Greetings, readers of Grow — my fellow lovers of the agricultural and life sciences! Welcome to the fall 2022 issue. It’s my honor and […]

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    Run, Research, Repeat — Until There’s Food for All

      Elias Kemna BSx’23 is on track in his college career, and in more ways than one. First, he’s a member of the Wisconsin Track […]

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    Eco-Friendly Pest Control

      Wisconsin has a long history of vegetable production. It’s a leading producer of the nation’s processing vegetables, such as snap beans, sweet corn, carrots, […]

  • Posted on August 2, 2022
    How to Time Travel Without Fear

      Betül Kaçar is a self-described gözü kara. The Turkish term refers to people from the Black Sea region of the country, but it has […]

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    Stepping Down, Staying On

      As I mentioned in the fall 2021 issue, I am stepping down as dean of CALS this summer. This will be my last column […]

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    A Round-Up of CALS Research for Summer 2022

      A Molecular Understanding of Antibiotics Antibiotics are good at killing pathogens, but they also eliminate beneficial gut bacteria. This makes patients more prone to […]

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    Alum Helps Sustain ‘Another Level of Molecular Clarity’

      Less than a decade ago, UW researchers began to gather and assemble the components of a powerful, advanced imaging technology called cryo-electron microscopy (cryo-EM) […]

  • Posted on April 29, 2022
    Good Ideas, Grown and Shared

      They are unconventional laboratories, classrooms, and proving grounds — places to connect with the land and with nature. UW’s Agricultural Research Stations are the […]

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    Virus Research Recast

      It was a quiet evening in 2012, and Robert Kirchdoerfer BS’06 was missing yet another dramatic sunset over the Pacific Ocean. But it didn’t […]