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  • 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 October 16, 2017
    Beyond Antibiotics

    More than half a century ago, the advent of antibiotics transformed medicine. Today, the slumping performance of these drugs is spurring new treatment innovations.

  • 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 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.

  • Posted on
    Meat, With a Touch of Fruit

    Protecting organic meats from deadly bacteria calls for developing new antimicrobial
    agents from natural sources

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    Growing Our Future

    As you read the feature stories in this edition of Grow, I invite you to consider how they reflect the mission, vision, guiding principles and […]

  • Posted on June 18, 2013
    Protecting our Pollinators

    Bees, so crucial to our food supply, are dying off at alarming rates. CALS researchers are taking a close look at everything from the microbes in their hives to the landscapes they live in to identify in what conditions bees thrive.

  • Posted on November 19, 2010
    Small Wonder

    Should Wisconsin honor its hardest-working bacterium?

  • Posted on April 2, 2009
    Something to Sneeze At

    Newly completed genome may reveal cold viruses’ weaknesses.

  • Posted on March 2, 2009
    What’s in the Water?

    When disease-causing microbes find their way in Wisconsin’s water supply, Sharon Long uses the tools of microbiology to spot them-and find their source.

  • Posted on February 27, 2009
    Going to Extremes

    Extremeophilic microbes have learned how to deal with
    near-boiling temperatures and other brutal conditions. To microbiologists, that makes
    them fascinating—and useful.

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    Five things everyone should know about … Probiotics

    Do probiotics really work? A former skeptic weighs in.