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  • Posted on June 19, 2019
    Helium Conservation

    For scientists looking to explore living things on an atomic level, there’s a decades-old but nevertheless astounding tool at their disposal. With biomolecular nuclear magnetic […]

  • Posted on February 25, 2019
    Catch Up with … Lynne Maquat PhD’79 Biochemistry

    It might seem like Lynne Maquat had the deck stacked — or maybe the test tubes racked — against her. The first-generation college student was […]

  • Posted on May 14, 2018
    Forgotten Molecules

    On a rainy day last fall, chemist Scott Wildman left his office on the UW– Madison campus and drove to a retirement community on the […]

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    Class Act | Leah Johnson and Sustainability as the New Standard

    Leah Johnson BSx’19 didn’t have cable TV until her freshman year of high school. Even after the box arrived, her parents enforced a daily one-hour […]

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    In the Field | Alumni Making Their Mark 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 February 20, 2017
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    A New Weapon Against Bacterial Disease

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

  • Posted on October 24, 2016
    The Mysteries of Mitochondria

    There’s a lot we don’t know about the tiny engines that reside in nearly every living cell. But CALS biochemist David Pagliarini is shedding light on more of their functions and behavior— with important implications for human health.

  • Posted on March 4, 2016
    A New Tool to Fight Cancer?

    Biochemist Ron Raines and colleagues are developing an enzyme that identifies and destroys cancer cells

  • Posted on June 9, 2015
    Stealth Entry

    A novel method for replacing defective proteins offers a new way to treat diseases

  • Posted on March 2, 2015
    Turning them on

    A challenging after-school class keeps middle schoolers interested in science

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    Unpuzzling Diabetes

    Biochemist Alan Attie tracks the internal mechanisms behind a fast-growing disease that takes millions of lives each year