Green therapy: CALS expertise helps redesign landscapes to heal body and soul

The teens in the rehab program can’t have drugs, so they use the waterfall instead. That’s how Lily Mank BSLA’15 explains the fact that when patients first visit the healing garden at the Rosecrance Griffin Williamson adolescent substance abuse facility …

Gut’s microbial community shown to influence host gene expression

In our guts, and in the guts of all animals, resides a robust ecosystem of microbes known as the microbiome. Consisting of trillions of organisms — bacteria, fungi and viruses — the microbiome is essential for host health, providing important …

Bed bug blues – Audio

P.J. Liecsh, Extension entomologist, Insect Diagnostic Lab Department of Entomology UW-Madison College of Agricultural and Life Sciences pliesch@wisc.edu (608) 262-6510 3:04 — Total Time 0:17 — Bed Bugs this season 0:35 — Bed Bug travel 1:00 — What they look …

First cellular atlas of DNA-binding molecule could advance precision therapies

Biochemists at the University of Wisconsin–Madison have created the first atlas that maps where molecular tools that can switch genes on and off will bind to the human genome. It is a development they say could enable these tools to …

Alumnus’s startup seeks more precise screening for prostate cancer

Last fall, while discussing inventions awaiting commercialization at the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation, stumbled across one with an uncanny match to his resume. Zutz was an early employee at Exact Sciences, a Madison firm that has developed a screening test …

UW-Madison to launch online Master’s in clinical nutrition to meet growing demand

The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents has approved an online master of science degree with a focus on clinical nutrition, among the first of its kind in the United States. UW-Madison will launch the program next year, enrolling …

Yeast knockouts peel back secrets of cell protein function

Proteins are the hammers and tongs of life, with fundamental roles in most of what happens in biology. But biologists still don’t know what thousands of proteins do, and how their presence or absence affects the cell. The intellectual black …

Symmetry crucial for building key biomaterial collagen in the lab

Collagen makes up the cartilage in our knee joints, the vessels that transport our blood, and is a crucial component in our bones. It is the most abundant protein found in the bodies of humans and many other animals. It …