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  • Posted on October 1, 2020
    Let Food Be Your Medicine

      Medical student Alice Huang was dutifully taking notes during a lecture at the Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine when she snapped to attention. […]

  • Posted on February 25, 2020
    Groundbreaking Women Scholars of CALS

    Marguerite Davis, Elizabeth McCoy, and Esther Lederberg were all remarkable researchers and women in their own right, but CALS has seen the likes of many […]

  • Posted on July 1, 2016
    Five things everyone should know about . . . Pulses

    1. You’ve eaten them without knowing it. If the word “pulse” as a food leaves you flummoxed, fear not. The word pulse comes from the […]

  • Posted on June 19, 2014
    Five things everyone should know about … Gluten

    1. What is it? Gluten is a substance composed of two proteins—gliadin and glutenin—that are found in the endosperm (inner part of a grain) of […]

  • Posted on March 6, 2014
  • Posted on June 18, 2013
    The Value of GMOs

    A long-term study sheds light—and numbers—on benefits to farmers

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    Five things everyone should know about… Hazelnuts

    1   They’re crazy nutritious and gluten-free. Hazelnuts are rich in vitamins (particularly vitamin E and B-complex groups of vitamins, including folates, riboflavin, niacin, thiamin) as […]

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    Expanding the Global Classroom

    CALS has long been renowned for extensive international engagement. A new program enriches global opportunities for undergrads by making international perspectives, skills and applications part and parcel of the science curriculum.

  • Posted on February 26, 2012
  • Posted on June 20, 2011
    Safer Snacking?

    A CALS plant geneticist has found a way to reduce a possible carcinogen in our favorite snack foods–but his solution is on hold for now

  • Posted on February 17, 2011
    Taking It Outside

    Children are packing on pounds during a season once associated with outdoor activity and exercise. Addressing that problem means confronting a number of factors that are contributing to poor health in our children.

  • Posted on July 21, 2010
    Nutrition for Life

    When scientists feared thousands of kids with cystic fibrosis were going malnourished, HuiChuan Lai went to the data for answers.