Marbling research shows healthy fat in beef has benefits

Writer: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu 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 […]

Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, AgriLife Research approved for drone-based plant health study

CORPUS CHRISTI —  Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi and Texas A&M AgriLife Research have received the state’s first permit to use drones to conduct agricultural research at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center in Corpus Christi. Research will begin soon in the use of unmanned aerial vehicles — UAVs, sometimes called drones — that […]

Texas A&M AgriLife Research retains No. 1 ranking in agricultural research expenditures  

COLLEGE STATION – Texas A&M AgriLife Research was ranked No. 1 in agricultural sciences expenditures for fiscal year 2013, the latest year for which figures are available, according to the National Science Foundation. The ranking marks the second year in a row the agency has topped almost 200 universities nationwide, according to Dr. Craig Nessler, […]

Forestry internship expands university, grade school students’ natural resources understanding

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Jason Vogel, 979-845-5580, Jason_vogel@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – University students from across the nation interested in forest science can come to Texas A&M University for a summer of hands-on research and, in turn, take their new knowledge and share it with middle and high school students. The exchange of […]

Future Texas A&M crop breeding to place greater emphasis on marker-assisted technology

Expert: Advanced technology needed to feed and clothe growing population Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Dr. David Baltensperger, 979-845-3041, dbaltensperger@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – Texas A&M University and Texas A&M AgriLife Research crop scientists will make a strong push in the coming years to increase food and feed production using marker-assisted breeding programs, according to […]