• 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
    O Bioneers

    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.

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    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.

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    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
    Microbial Mixer

    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.