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UW scientist collaborates to investigate protein shape shifting

University of Wyoming researchers in collaboration with others across the U.S. will begin investigating how environments can turn proteins into jacks-of-all-trades journeymen.

Molecular biologist Thomas Boothby’s laboratory is part of a National Science Foundation $992,485 three-tier study that will examine …

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Pumpkin Cheesecake with Gingersnap Crust

Pumpkin cheesecake on white plate

We tested this at 3,500 and 7,200 feet. And it worked without cracking! 

Prep time: 30 minutes

Bake time: 2 hours

Cooling: 8 hours 30 minutes


Slow cooker liner bag, heavy-duty wide foil, or 11–12-inch round cake pan (Something …

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3 pecan bar cookies on wood plank

Southern Pecan Pie Bars

Prep time: 20 minutes

Bake time: 50 minutes + 1 hour cooling

Total time: 2 hours 10 minutes

Servings: 9-12

Ingredients & Supplies

  • Parchment paper
  • 9 x 9-inch baking pan


  • ½ cup (113 g) salted butter (or ½ cup
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Bread rolls in a cloth-lined basket.

Two variations of dinner rolls in 40 minutes

Bread rolls in a cloth-lined basket.

40-Minute Honey Dinner Rolls

Prep time: 10 minutes

Resting time: 10 minutes

Bake time: 15 minutes + 5 minutes cooling

Total time: 40 minutes

Servings: 12

Ingredients & Supplies

  • Nonstick baking spray
  • Plastic wrap
  • 1/3 cup (75 g) butter, cold
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Ilustration of a tardigrade

UW laboratory’s tardigrade research featured online

A University of Wyoming molecular biologist’s tardigrade research is being featured in a video story by WIRED.

Thomas Boothby and his research team in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources study tardigrades to see how the creatures can withstand …

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Food safety first, even with wild game

Wild game hunting seasons are upon us! 

Wyoming is host to a wide variety of game species that range in size from small bird species to larger ungulates such as moose and bison. Safe practices ensure clean and quality meat …

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