4th Annual Biochemistry egg drop

Materials will be handed out on March 14th. Winners will be determined by surviving all three drops, landing the closest to the target, and using smallest number of items on the list. This years' winners were from the Pike Lab. Second place went to the Friesen lab.

Topics in Medical Biochemistry – Biochemistry 550 – Colleen Hayes

Poster session in the west atrium – "Current advances in HIV/AIDS therapeutics and research findings that may open up new avenues for alternative approaches to treating HIV/AIDS" that may open up new avenues for each of the 11 groups in the class would be presenting a recent paper on a topic that touches HIV/AIDS therapeutics. …

Ivan Rayment Received the WARF Mid-Career Award

Ivan Rayment has an international reputation in structural biology. In establishing a state-of-the-art X-ray crystallography laboratory at Wisconsin, Rayment has created a campus resource that also contributes to research training and teaching. KELLETT MID-CAREER AWARD This award is intended to recognize and support mid-career faculty, five to twenty years past their first promotion to a …

Plant Physiology Cover

Leaf senescence is a developmental program in which nutrients are recycled from leaves at the end of their lifespan. In annual plants, these recycled nutrients often support seed development. In deciduous trees, the nutrients can be stored in Autumn to support the growth of new tissues in the Spring. Thus leaf senescence is of great …

Predicting adult-onset diabetes

Fat cells may hold the key to predicting type 2 diabetes, a major cause of kidney failure, limb amputations, blindness, heart disease and stroke. The disease, also called adult-onset diabetes, affects 8 percent of the U.S. population age 20 or older. While more than 80 percent of diabetics are overweight, only 10 percent of obese …

Suttie Receives Distinguished Achievement Award

John Suttie, emeritus professor of biochemistry at the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences, has received the 22nd annual Bristol-Myers Squibb/Mead Johnson Award for Distinguished Achievement in Nutrition Research. He was honored for outstanding experimental work that has defined the molecular action of vitamin K and its function in blood clotting. Suttie accepted the award …