• 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.

  • Posted on October 4, 2008
    Doug Weibel

    Assistant Professor of Biochemistry

  • Posted on June 29, 2008
    Nature’s Stylus

    Meet the diatom: a tiny ocean plant with a knack for drawing. Scientists have big ideas for these little algae–but first they have to figure them out.

  • Posted on September 18, 2007
    Digging Dirt

    Soil scientist Teri Balser says we can learn a lot from what lives under the surface. Even the weather.