Posted on October 11, 2019
Science Outreach: A Versatile Training Tool
Genetics professor Xuehua Zhong is a true believer in the power of outreach to instill a love of science in young people and develop mentoring […]
Posted on October 12, 2012
Coping with the Climate
For Wisconsin farmers dealing with wild swings in weather, adaptation is the key.
Posted on June 20, 2011
Partnerships with our nearest neighbors give CALS students firsthand experience with diversity of both crops and cultures
An exchange program helps create a “seamless scientific community” between the United States and India
Posted on February 17, 2011
A Bug in the System
Climate change is fueling the biggest outbreak ever of tree-killing bark beetles. The insects are decimating conifer forests from Alaska to Arizona—and raising concerns that they could reach the Upper Midwest.
Posted on November 22, 2010
Finding a Cow’s Inner Dairyness
The dairy industry has spent a century searching for the perfect traits in a milk cow. Advances in genetics are getting us closer than ever – and changing our idea of perfect in the process.
Posted on July 21, 2010
Fish are good for you—except when they’re bad. How a legacy of environmental contamination continues to haunt one of our healthiest foods, and what we can do to fix it.
Posted on July 13, 2009
The Drugs Start Here
With the world’s supply of antibiotics growing old and ineffective, academic researchers are leading the way in developing the next generation of microbe fighters.
Posted on March 2, 2009
To Kill a Wolf
As brushes with wolves rise, wildlife experts weigh whether the best way to preserve wolves could include hunting them.
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 July 21, 2008
Finding the Green
Turf experts are aiming to make golf courses more environmentally friendly. But first golfers may need to change their course.
Posted on June 29, 2008
Do these genes make me look fat?
Scientists are probing the complex relationship between our DNA and our diets to unravel the root causes of obesity. But for those seeking a simple solution to the worldwide fat epidemic, their answers may be hard to swallow.
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