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  • Posted on October 11, 2019
    From Poplar to Painkiller

    With a new method to synthesize a popular painkiller from plants rather than fossil fuels, a team of researchers led by biochemistry professor John Ralph […]

  • 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 […]

  • Posted on November 3, 2015
    The Future, Unzipped

    Biochemist John Ralph and his colleagues have pioneered a technology that could revolutionize how industry produces biofuels and other value-added goods

  • Posted on June 9, 2015
    Many Paths of Discovery

    Having an applied research goal can no doubt lend focus to the discovery process. For example, since its inception the charge of the Great Lakes […]

  • Posted on October 20, 2008
    Knock on Wood

    Altered trees might overcome a major barrier to renewable fuels.