UW is (finally) learning how to push its research to market

This could be big for UW-Madison. It’s exactly the sort of transformative discovery you would expect from a great research university. Like Harry Steenbock fortifying the vitamin D content of milk. Like James Thomson unlocking the mystery and promise of stem cells. In this case, two UW researchers have pioneered a breakthrough that could endRead more

A New Alternative to Antibiotics?

Many scientific breakthroughs, including the discovery of penicillin by Alexander Fleming, have occurred by happenstance. This is also true of a new technology that could one day replace the use of antibiotics in livestock, and perhaps even humans, for a variety of pathogenic digestive tract infections.

New Method Eliminates Need for Livestock Antibiotics

MADISON, Wis. — A University of Wisconsin-Madison animal scientist has developed an antibiotic-free method to protect animals raised for food against common infections. The innovation comes as growing public concern about antibiotic resistance has induced McDonald’s, Tyson Foods and other industry giants to announce major cuts in antibiotic use in meat production. About 80 percentRead more