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University of Texas researcher earns APS Bowditch award

... Approximately 30% of the U.S. adult population suffers from hypertension, but about one-third of them dont even know it, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The CDC listed the disease as a primary or contributing cause of death for 277,000 Americans in 20...

Transport interrupted -- Texas A&M biologists trace cause of early blindness to tissue defect

... ... Since his post-doctoral days at Harvard University, Texas A&M biologist Dr. Brian Perkins has been studying protein transport within phot...

Got cotton? Texas researchers' discovery could yield protein to feed millions

COLLEGE STATION -- A scientific method used to explore cancer and HIV cures now has been successfully used by agricultural researchers in the quest to develop food for the world's hungry. ... "The exciting finding is that we have been able to reduce gossypol which is a very toxic compound from cottonseed to a level that is considered safe for consumption," said Dr. Keerti Rathore, Texas Agric...

Bee genome information housed at Texas A&M University

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Patchwork strategies may be best for restoring Texas rangelands

VERNON A patchwork quilt approach may best suit landowners trying to...repair many years of overgrazing, continuous stocking and fire suppression...on Texas rangelands, said a Texas Agricultural Experiment Station...researcher. ... Dr. Bill Pinchak, Experiment Station range animal nutritionist, and his...colleagues, Dr. Jim Ansley, Dr. Dean Ransom and Dr. Richard Teague will...explain the p...

Texas researchers casting for answers to stop algae problem in Texas lakes

... ... "If you have repeated blooms in the lakes, of this magnitude, eventually you'll destroy those recreationa...

Fire ant-attacking fly spreading rapidly in Texas

... ... Dr. Ed LeBrun, a researcher at BFL...

'Imported' pollution tied to poor air quality in Texas in 2004

... The study concludes that ozone pollution levels increased significantly in the air above Houston on July 19 and 20, 2004. Researchers attribute this increase in part as a result of smoke transported into the area over the course of a week from forest fires raging in Alaska and Canada. The study is one of only a few that has quantitatively examined the impact of remotely generated pollutants...

Texas A&M system agencies join forces to hasten bioenergy revolution

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Healthy fruits, vegetables highlight joint medical, agricultural research meet in Texas

Nutritionists, medical researchers and agricultural scientists will convene here June 6 for "Partnering for a Healthy Tomorrow," a conference for researchers who collaborate on studies aimed at preventing or curing human disease....... "We want people to know about the importance of eating fruits and vegetables," said Dr. Bhimu Patil, director of the Texas A&M University Vegetable and Fruit Impro...

National Institutes of Health funds $13.7 million for Texas tuberculosis study

The National Institute of Health has granted $13.7 million for a five-year tuberculosis research project, headed by Dr. Jim Sacchettini and a team of scientists with the Texas Agricultural Experiment Station. ...... Sacchettini said the team will examine three-dimensional structures of a large number of proteins in the TB genome. Their goal is to discover new drugs to treat the disease. ...... He...

Texas A&M to participate in applied wheat genome research

A new $5 million grant to wheat breeders could shorten the...time between the outbreak of diseases and the development of resistant...wheat varieties, said the Texas Agricultural Experiment Station state...wheat breeder....... Agriculture Secretary Mike Johanns announced the U.S. Department of...Agriculture's Cooperative State Research, Education and Extension Service...will administer the award...

Educators in Texas and Massachusetts earn top 2005 mentoring awards from AAAS

For their tireless efforts to help underrepresented students earn doctoral degrees in the sciences, two women -- a chemistry professor at Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, Mass., and an engineering professor at Texas A&M University, College Station -- will receive top honors from the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the world's largest general scientific organization...

UT Southwestern scientist honored among best in Texas research

, a professor of biochemistry at UT Southwestern Medical Center, is one of three individuals being recognized today as rising research stars in the state by the Academy of Medicine, Engineering and Science of Texas....Dr. Rosen, who studies the structure and function of biological molecules, received one of the inaugural Edith and Peter O'Donnell Awards from the academy at its annual conference...

Texas scientists discover how a hepatitis C protein promotes liver cancer

GALVESTON, Texas--Scientists at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston (UTMB) have identified a key biochemical connection between the hepatitis C virus and liver cancer. ......The molecular mechanism is similar to the one that links the human papilloma virus (HPV), the cause of genital warts, and cervical cancer, according to Dr. Stanley M. Lemon, the senior author of a paper on the...

Research suggests fitness of Florida panthers improved by limited breeding with Texas animals

DURHAM, N.C. -- The number of living Florida panthers has grown from a previously estimated 30 to a recently counted 87 as a result of a controversial breeding effort to improve the genetic health of the endangered and inbred animals, according to a new assessment....... Hybrid kittens born to panthers brought into the area from Texas have "about a three times higher chance of becoming adults as...

Sugar beet virus mutation requires Texas touch

AMARILLO The only sugar beets growing in Texas are in the...laboratory. But those few plants are getting to the root of problems...throughout the sugar beet industry. ... The sugar beet industry moved out of Texas in 1997 after the close of...the processing plant at Hereford. But the growing research program within...Texas Agricultural Experiment Station's plant pathology lab here didn't...die...

Harvard, Texas A&M scientists develop new laser

COLLEGE STATION, Mar. 23, 2005 - Engineers and applied physicists have laid the foundations for a new type of "plug and play" laser -- the Raman injection laser -- and in the process, several key innovations in laser technology. The device combines the advantages of nonlinear optical devices and semiconductor injection lasers with a compact design, and may one day lead to wide-ranging application...

Communication during a terrorist attack; Workshop in Austin, Texas

This workshop, one of a series being held around the nation, will involve local participants -- including journalists, government officials, emergency managers, scientists, and engineering experts -- in a simulated response to a terrorist attack in their hometown. The workshop is designed to educate participants on the challenges and importance of getting accurate and timely information to the p...

Thinking small: Texas A&M team creates lab-on-a-chip

COLLEGE STATION, Jan. 14, 2005 - Imagine an entire chemistry laboratory reduced to the size of a postage stamp. It could happen. ... ...While others may think big, Texas A&M University physicists Don Naugle and co-worker Igor Lyuksyutov are thinking small - as in micro small. They have successfully managed to levitate micron-sized fluids using magnets, which could lead to new advances in medicine...

University of Texas at Austin researchers identify drug-tolerance mechanism in flies

AUSTIN, Texas--A protein found on the surface of nerve cells makes fruit flies tolerant to a drug after just a single, brief exposure, which may reveal ways to address this early step toward addiction in humans....... Neuroscientist Nigel Atkinson at The University of Texas at Austin and his laboratory determined this by studying the response of fruit flies (Drosophila) to a 15-minute exposure to...

New bulls may revive the Texas state Bison Herd

COLLEGE STATION - It's a match made in heaven. Or at least in the Texas Panhandle. ... ...Three young bison bulls donated by media tycoon Ted Turner from his New Mexico herd will be introduced into the Texas Bison Herd at the Caprock Canyon State Park next summer. It is hoped they will provide much needed genetic diversity. ... ...The Texas Bison Herd originated in the late 1800s with five bison...

Mystery unwrapped: Texas A&M team uncovers mummy secrets

COLLEGE STATION, October 26, 2004 Some Texas A&M University researchers examining ancient Egyptian mummies may have unwrapped literally some of the mysteries that embalmers used to preserve bodies more than 3,000 years ago.... ...Mahlon "Chuck" Kennicutt II, MoonKoo Kim and Yaorong Qian of Texas A&M's College of Geosciences, along with colleagues from the University of Alexandria, have dis...

Texas universities expanding new information network

HOUSTON, Oct. 12, 2004 The University of Houston is joining a fast new research network in Texas that will make the ubiquitous fact-finding capabilities of the Internet seem like wrestling with microfiche. ...... Texas Gov. Rick Perry and Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst recently announced the approval of $9.8 million in funding to build the high-speed Lonestar Education And Research Network (LEARN) for...
(Date:4/17/2014)... the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston ... treated with radiation for cervical cancer should begin ... , The UTMB researchers, finding a high incidence ... treated with radiation, offer new recommendations that the ... screening about eight years after their initial cervical ...
(Date:4/17/2014)... led by the Australian National University (ANU), have ... and deep-sea temperature variability over the past 5.3 ... understand the climate surrounding ice ages over the ... the relationship between carbon dioxide levels, global temperatures ... University of Southampton (UoS) and the National Oceanography ...
(Date:4/16/2014)... 20-year assessment of Nicaragua,s legal, artisanal green sea turtle ... catch rates of turtles in what may have become ... Wildlife Conservation Society and University of Florida. , During ... 170,000 green turtles were killed between 1991 and 2011, ...
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