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  • New Way to Alter DNA, Affect Health Circumvents Gut Bacteria

    Our gut microbiome helps us out every day by processing the fiber we can’t digest. The bacteria ferment the fiber into key chemicals known as short-chain fatty acids, or SCFAs, that are essential for human health. SCFAs fight inflammation, help kill dangerous bacteria, protect the lining of the gut, and can even help prevent cancer. …

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    Professor Jon Audhya Named Senior Associate Dean for Basic Research, Biotechnology, and Graduate Studies

    Biomolecular chemistry professor Jon Audhya has been named the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health’s next senior associate dean for basic research, biotechnology and graduate studies. He will serve as the school’s leader for strategic vision and administrative oversight of basic research practices and policies, graduate programs and industry partnerships. Since 2019, …

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    IPiB Graduate Student Integrates Art with Science, Teaching

    Art and science were always blended for Josie Mitchell, whose childhood was filled with oil painting lessons and summer science camps — neither oil paints nor science experiments are kind to those who thrive on instant gratification. “I can see steps of improvement along the way with oil painting,” Mitchell says. “If you layer on …

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  • Unpacking a virus: SARS-CoV-2

    Less than a year after he joined the Department of Biochemistry, Robert Kirchdoerfer BS’06 and his nascent coronavirus research program were thrust into the spotlight. The new assistant professor was quickly becoming known around the UW–Madison campus as “the coronavirus guy,” a linchpin of efforts at the university to understand the severe acute respiratory syndrome …

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  • IPiB Thesis Defense Dec. 14: Adam Lewis

    Ion channels provide passageways through which charged ions can cross cellular membranes. Some ion channels allow only one type of ion through, while others, called nonselective ion channels, allow multiple types of ions to cross. IPiB graduate student Adam Lewis used nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy to study how the NaK ion channel adapts its …

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