Posted on March 7, 2018
CALS scientists delve into the microbial communities in our digestive tracts — and their implications for our health
Posted on October 16, 2017
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
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.
Meat, With a Touch of Fruit
Protecting organic meats from deadly bacteria calls for developing new antimicrobial
agents from natural sources
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
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.
Five things everyone should know about … Probiotics
Do probiotics really work? A former skeptic weighs in.
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