U.S. decline in meat protein consumption raises concern for Texas A&M scientist

COLLEGE STATION – A 14 percent decline in U.S. consumer meat consumption over the past decade has caused alarm with one Texas A&M AgriLife scientist who warns the effects could be dire for overall human health and child development. Dr. Guoyao Wu, distinguished professor in the department of animal science at Texas A&M University, said […]

Hydrologic modeling could direct eco-friendly urban, rural land development

TEMPLE – Dr. Jaehak Jeong sees the effects development has on the Lampasas River watershed every time it rains and water streams toward storm drains. Jeong, a Texas A&M AgriLife Research associate professor, develops hydrologic models at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center in Temple.  He said he hopes the Soil and Water […]

Scholthof, Singh named American Association for the Advancement of Science Fellows

WASHINGTON — Two Texas A&M AgriLife researchers have been named Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, following an election by their peers. Dr. Karen-Beth Scholthof, professor of plant pathology and microbiology in College Station, was elected for her distinguished contributions to understanding plant virus satellite agents, development of Brachypodium for genomics […]

Texas A&M to establish premier stable isotope capabilities

COLLEGE STATION – A $1 million grant – Stable Isotope Partnership for Ecology, Environment and Energy Research – will help Texas A&M develop a unique shared mass spectrometry core facility. This will be a useful new approach for predicting petroleum maturation and more cost effective exploration and understanding of biogeochemical processes, researchers said, as well […]

Texas A&M team discovers three new bird species in Africa

COLLEGE STATION – A Texas A&M University team has discovered three never before documented bird species, and there could well be more, the team’s leader said. Dr. Gary Voelker, professor and curator of birds in the department of wildlife and fisheries sciences at Texas A&M University, College Station, headed the recent discovery of a trio […]

Food safety training offered to industry at Texas A&M University

COLLEGE STATION – A Food Safety Preventive Controls for Human Foods workshop covering new requirements for members of the food processing industry is scheduled Dec. 19-21 at the Kleberg Animal and Food Sciences Center at Texas A&M University in College Station. Texas A&M AgriLife food safety specialist Dr. Matthew Taylor is leading the workshop. “This […]

Texas A&M professor proposes new way to analyze impediments to leisure activities

COLLEGE STATION – For decades, behavioral scientists have been interested in understanding why people don’t participate in leisure activities, but there has been no consistent method for measuring these factors, said a Texas A&M AgriLife Research scientist whose paper recently earned a top award from the Journal of Leisure Research. “Behavioral scientists have been looking […]

Texas A&M AgriLife scientist: ‘We are one step closer to finding a cure for Zika virus’

COLLEGE STATION – After millions of sequence scans, a group of scientists led by a Texas A&M AgriLife researcher say they are “one step closer” to finding a cure for the Zika virus. Dr. Sandun Fernando and three other scientists,have been modeling and testing a series of ligands, or molecules, that attach themselves to the […]

Bexar County 4-H’ers pick up ‘STEAM’ heading into fall classes

SAN ANTONIO — Recent 4-H summer programs in Bexar County helped minority and at-risk students gain life skills and expand their horizons as they began a new school year this fall, said Dr. Melinda Garcia, a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service program specialist in Bexar County. “This summer we offered a variety of summer programming, […]

Borlaug Institute collaborating with other agricultural institutions to help Afghan farmers

COLLEGE STATION — Over the past two years, the Norman Borlaug Institute for International Agriculture, part of Texas A&M AgriLife Research, has been working with other U.S. land-grant universities to help improve the lives and livelihoods of farmers in Afghanistan. Through the U.S. Agency for International Development’s Afghanistan Agricultural Extension Project-II, a three-year $19.8 million […]