Grant writing workshop helps researchers secure federal dollars

Contact. Dr. Craig Nessler, 979-845-8486, COLLEGE STATION— More than 70 researchers attended a recent grant writing workshop to obtain the necessary skills to successfully compete for and acquire large federal grants, officials said. The free workshop was hosted by Texas A&M AgriLife Research at the AgriLife Center at Texas A&M University, College Station. “In […]

Variety in the species of life attracts state veterinary diagnostic lab leader

Writer: Kathleen Phillips, 979-845-2872, Contact: Dr. Bruce Akey, 979-845-3414, COLLEGE STATION — Looking back, there was a natural progression from manatees and beached whales to panthers, wild turkeys and most recently Texas cattle. Sure, they all are animals. But for Dr. Bruce Akey, they have each been part of a trail of discovery […]

Texas A&M spatial model offers cost-effective way to identify areas for needed management

COLLEGE STATION — A spatial model provides a cost-effective way to identify priority areas for implementing voluntary best management practices in an impaired South Texas watershed, according to results from a Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Texas Water Resources Institute study recently published in the Texas Water Journal. “The Spatially Explicit Load Enrichment Calculation Tool, […]

From cockroaches to parasitic wasps, creepy crawlers are for kids

COLLEGE STATION — A child calmly whispers all his life’s problems to the one who will listen. And in that moment, everything seems so much better. Perhaps the listener understands. Some days it seems like a crushing blow is around every corner.  After all, the one hearing this child’s woes is a bug. “I’ve seen […]

Marbling research shows healthy fat in beef has benefits

Writer: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, COLLEGE STATION – Beef with reasonable marbling and juicy taste is preferred among consumers, and industry leaders continue to monitor how to consistently produce a product with these traits. A recent research article addresses the biology and biochemistry of beef marbling and its effects on production systems, carcass and fat […]

AgriLife Extension helps deliver ‘real-life’ education to international students, faculty

SAN ANTONIO – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service is collaborating with the Alamo Community College District, or ACCD, to provide “real-world educational opportunities” for international college students, faculty and administrators coming to San Antonio to improve their English. The five Alamo Colleges of the ACCD serve Bexar County by offering associate degrees, certificates and […]

Georgetown 4-H team featured in new display at Seattle Museum of Flight

GEORGETOWN – Members of a Georgetown 4-H rocketry team are over the moon about a new display at the Seattle Museum of Flight. The display features a model rocket designed, built and flown by the Georgetown 4-H team of Matt and Mark Janecka and Daniel Kelton. So, what’s special about this little green rocket? It’s […]

Stem cells help researchers peg rabies resistance

COLLEGE STATION — Researchers at Texas A&M AgriLife Research have developed a new technology to determine sensitivity or resistance to rabies virus. “We were able to create a novel platform such that we could look at how pathogens, such as bacteria or virus or even drugs or radiation, interact with specific human genes,” said lead […]

Rookie AgriLife Research scientist published in prestigious journal

WESLACO  —  A scientist hired earlier this year at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center at Weslaco is already gaining recognition by appearing on the cover of a highly respected scientific journal, according to other researchers there. Dr. Kranthi Mandadi, a molecular biologist who began his duties in January, is featured in the […]