• Posted on June 19, 2019
    The Case for Healthier Tomatoes

    At some point in your life, you’ve probably gone to class knowing you left an assignment unfinished. The knot in your stomach grew as homework […]

  • 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.

  • 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 February 28, 2012
    Mystery Solved

    A fungus causes the disease that has killed more than a million bats.

  • Posted on July 21, 2010
    The Pathogen Path

    Scientist tracks how bacteria hitch ride on plants to get to humans.

  • Posted on March 23, 2010
    Fixing Our Food: Get Creative About Food Safety

    We’ll never be 100 percent at spotting threats to our food. But what if the pathogens gave themselves up?

  • Posted on November 4, 2009
    Blight Future

    Gene sequence may offer new hints for combating plant pathogen.

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    The Evolution is On

    A beetle’s newfound abilities remind us that life is always adapting to overcome our best strategies. How the eternal struggle for survival changes the way we farm.

  • Posted on April 2, 2009
    Something to Sneeze At

    Newly completed genome may reveal cold viruses’ weaknesses.

  • Posted on March 30, 2009
    Lethal Weapon

    Soils may harbor a surprising prion killer.

  • 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.