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Probiotic ‘backpacks’ show promise for treating inflammatory bowel diseases

November 11, 2022

UW researchers demonstrate just how much promise some well-equipped bacteria hold for improved inflammatory bowel disease treatments.

Brain-gut connection may reveal way to prevent cocaine addiction

November 10, 2022

Cocaine disrupts the balance of microbes in the guts of mice, part of a cycle of waxing and waning neurochemicals that can enhance the drug’s effects in the brain. But the same chemicals may also be harnessed to prevent addiction, according to new research.

Sewer sleuthing, air vacuuming scientists keep tabs on COVID-19

November 4, 2022

Neighboring pathology labs at UW Madison team up to trace viruses in the air and in the sewers.

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