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  • Posted on June 19, 2019
    The Inner Workings of Microbial Metabolism

    Daniel Amador-Noguez is learning how living organisms transform nutrients into energy and other useful chemicals. Among a cadre of scientists looking at the biological underpinnings […]

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    Deibel Family Gift Cultivates Grad Student Discoveries

    Scientists-in-training at the UW Food Research Institute (FRI) are identifying better probiotics and improving food safety with the help of a generous gift from retired […]

  • Posted on February 25, 2019
    Five Things Everyone Should Know about … Mycotoxins

    Mycotoxins are small, poisonous molecules, produced by certain species of molds, that can cause disease or death in animals and humans. Mycotoxin-producing fungi can invade […]

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    Hold the Fertilizer

    The term is “nitrogen fixation.” No, it doesn’t refer to an unhealthy obsession with one of the most common chemical elements on Earth. Rather, it’s […]

  • Posted on October 17, 2018
    In the Field | Alumni Making Their Marks as Entrepreneurs

    Enterprising Alumni Many CALS graduates go on to launch small businesses, patent new products, and found successful companies, among other entrepreneurial endeavors. This special “In […]

  • 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 June 20, 2017
    Shaping the Future of Farming

    The new Wisconsin Crop Innovation Center is poised to serve as an exciting incubator for agricultural improvement.

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    Safer Native Foods

    A CALS bacteriologist is working with Alaska Natives and other groups to keep botulism out of seal oil and other traditional favorites

  • Posted on February 20, 2017
    Gut Reactions

    Garret Suen’s study of microorganisms involved in herbivore digestion holds promise
    for human health and our environment

  • Posted on October 24, 2016
    Antibiotics Off the Beaten Path

    CALS’ Cameron Currie and his team are looking at microbes associated with insects, plants and
    marine life as potential sources for new drugs

  • Posted on July 1, 2016
    To Market, to Market

    A new program called Discovery
    to Product is helping researchers
    become entrepreneurs

  • Posted on June 9, 2015
    To Eat It—Or Not

    Biosensors being developed for food products offer a vastly improved indicator of freshness and safety