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  • Posted on October 11, 2019
    Deep in the Weeds

    If you were to come across a patch of thale cress poking through a crack in a parking lot, you might not think much of […]

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    Class Act | Upbringing, Fate Lead Nontraditional Student to Genetics

    Had it not been for her father’s truck accident, Carmen Nightfall BS’x22 might never have attended college. But the unfortunate incident sparked a positive change […]

  • Posted on June 19, 2019
    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
    To Live and Learn Together

    The summer vegetables sag in the wake of the first frosts. But the low October sun still warms the fields of the Eagle Heights Community […]

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    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 […]

  • Posted on June 20, 2017
    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 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 March 4, 2016
    Give: A Fitting Tribute

    How best to honor a towering eminence in one’s field?

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    A Jolt to the System

    For CALS geneticist Barry Ganetzky, insight into the genetic underpinnings of traumatic brain injury began by knocking out fruit flies.

  • Posted on March 2, 2015
    Forever Rising

    We depend on yeasts for products ranging from beer and biofuel to forage and pharmaceuticals. But according to Chris Todd Hittinger and his colleagues at CALS, we’ve only begun to understand and mine the possible uses of these hardworking model microbes

  • Posted on June 19, 2014
    Made for the Shade

    New technology could help food crops thrive in crowded fields

  • Posted on November 20, 2013
    An Astonishing World Revealed

    Microbes inhabit our bodies by the trillions, yet how they benefit us mostly remains a mystery. As scientists work with animals to illuminate that complex dynamic, they are excited about the potential microbes may hold for human health.