Tag: Tiny Earth

UW-Green Bay students to study soil from Packers’ practice fields | Green Bay Press-Gazette

“The next big thing to emerge from the Green Bay Packers’ practice fields might not be a player. It could be life-saving bacteria instead. A team of student researchers from the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay and area high schools will examine a soil sample from the field as part of the Tiny Earth project, which aims […]

Packers’ practice field soil could help students find solutions to drug-resistant diseases | The Daily Cardinal

The Tiny Earth project—a network of instructors and students from UW-Green Bay and local high schools—works to identify bacteria in the ground that can cure antibiotic-resistant diseases. The Packers donated a soil sample from one of their practice fields for the project. See more via Packers’ practice field soil could help UW-Green Bay students find solutions […]

Photos: Tiny Earth kicks-off with soil from the Green Bay Packers

Tiny Earth Kickoff Event

The next big win emerging from the Green Bay Packers’ practice fields could be life-saving bacteria. Student and faculty researchers from UW-Green Bay and area high schools will examine a soil sample from the Packers’ Clark Hinkle Field as part of the Tiny Earth project, which aims to identify bacteria in the earth strong enough […]

Packers provide field soil to ‘Tiny Earth’ UW-Green Bay/global research project

The Green Bay Packers partnered with UW-Green Bay as part of a global research project looking to fight against the rise of drug-resistant diseases. Tiny Earth is an initiative using a global network of college students to identify new life-saving antibiotics produced by bacteria in soil. “Soil is a very rich trove of places where […]

UW-Green Bay, Packers support students seeking solutions to drug-resistant bacteria

The next medical breakthrough in drug-resistant diseases could be coming from college students. “There’s a real need,” said UW-Green Bay Professor Brian Merkel (biology). “This is only going to intensify, this pressure to find new antibiotics because, quite simply, there’s infections for which nothing on the shelf works anymore.” The race is on for the […]