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  • Posted on June 16, 2021
    Tech Transfer Then, Now, and Tomorrow

    In 1925, biochemistry professor Harry Steenbock did something that, at the time, was considered highly unusual. He had developed a process for using ultraviolet radiation […]

  • Posted on February 25, 2021
    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 February 25, 2020
    ‘The Sweeping Landscape of Her Work’

    It took a hard-fought battle, but in 1919, after decades of petitions, demonstrations, and arrests, women finally won the right to vote. The passage and […]

  • 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