Posted on October 6, 2011
The Infection Eaters
Marcin Filutowicz stumbled upon a potentially powerful biotherapy—using amoebas that feast on antibiotic-resistant bacteria to cure such ills as staph infections and diabetic ulcers
Posted on February 16, 2011
A new course in bioenergy gets freshmen involved in real-life research challenges
Posted on February 15, 2011
Alaska: When the Deep Freeze Thaws
The melting of Arctic permafrost has vast implications for our global climate. CALS professor James Bockheim is studying cores of the frozen soil to gain a glimpse into their future.
Give: Baby on Board
Moms on the Go is a CALS fund that covers some travel and childcare expenses for researchers on the field
Posted on July 7, 2009
My Own Miracle Drug
Personal experiences remind us of the critical need for new antibiotic research.
Posted on April 2, 2009
Micro • brew • ology
A class that’s all about the perfect beer.
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.
Posted on November 17, 2007
A New Wrinkle
CALS research launches a rival to BoTox.
Posted on November 16, 2007
CALS’ new microbiology research building is an experiment in collaboration.
Posted on October 17, 2007
The Hidden Power of Plants
Grasses and crop residues could become the alternative fuels of the future, but scientists must first unlock their energy. With a new $125 million grant, CALS scientists are turning everywhere––even to insects––to figure out how.
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