Researchers can now quickly, accurately scan for nutrient content in the produce aisle

Texas A&M AgriLife scientists find fruitful applications of Raman spectroscopy in food production, from the field to the grocery store         The first quick, accurate, nondestructive and portable way to scan produce for nutrients has been demonstrated by a team of Texas A&M AgriLife Research scientists. The same scan can also identify diseases in living […]

Celebrating 10 years of genetics, genomics trailblazing

AgriLife Genomics and Bioinformatics Service welcomes new laboratory celebrating a decade of genomics analysis at Texas A&M Genetics and genomics are in the spotlight at Texas A&M AgriLife Oct. 29, with a celebration of the 10th anniversary of the Texas A&M AgriLife Genomics and Bioinformatics Service, also known as TxGen. “The AgriLife Genomics and Bioinformatics […]

Texas A&M AgriLife opens new Plant Pathology and Microbiology building

State-of-the-art building will advance the understanding of plants and their microbiome Texas A&M AgriLife hosted a grand opening of the Department of Plant Pathology and Microbiology building on Texas A&M University’s West Campus on Oct. 25. This building will be the new home to advance the understanding of interactions between plants and their microbial community, […]

Texas A&M Protein Chemistry Lab named No. 1 in the country 

Texas A&M AgriLife’s Protein Chemistry Lab, or PCL, was named No. 1 Top Performer for Protein Engineering, Productions and Characterization labs by Science Exchange. Ranking No. 1 out of 526 protein labs, the PCL has over 160 completed projects through the platform, with 100% success. The PCL, a core resource facility within Texas A&M University’s […]

What is forensic entomology?

FACTOID: Texas A&M University’s Forensic and Investigative Sciences major in the Department of Entomology was ranked No. 1 out of the top 25 forensic science programs in the U.S. by Bachelor’s Degree Center. Who do you collaborate with in your forensic investigations?  Tomberlin: We work closely with multiple local, state and federal institutions from across […]

Working together against increasing global infectious diseases and pathogens

Texas A&M AgriLife and Texas A&M Division of Research hosts Coalition for Epi Response Engagement and Science In order to better protect U.S. agriculture, economy, and rural and urban communities from increasing global infectious diseases and pathogen threats, Texas A&M AgriLife and Texas A&M Division of Research hosted a consortium of universities, state animal health […]

Pellois awarded grant for cancer research

CPRIT is helping fund the advancement in cancer research throughout the state of Texas by encouraging innovation and product development and enhancing access to evidence-based prevention programs throughout the state. CPRIT awarded more than $6 million in grants to five different Texas A&M researchers. “It is a high-risk, high-reward grant,” Pellois said. “This idea is […]

Texas A&M team wins award for supporting global food security

Board for International Food and Agricultural Development announces 2019 Scientific Excellence Awards A team of Yihun Dile, Ph.D., Abeyou Worqlul, Ph.D., and Jean-Claude Bizimana, Ph.D., has been selected for the 2019 Award for Senior Research Team for their work on the Integrated Decision Support System (IDSS) in the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) […]

New Texas A&M dual-purpose cotton variety can be used for food, fiber

FDA approves ultra-low gossypol cottonseed for human, animal consumption The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has given the green light to ultra-low gossypol cottonseed, ULGCS, to be utilized as human food and in animal feed, something Texas A&M AgriLife researchers have been working on for nearly 25 years. Keerti Rathore, Ph.D., a Texas A&M AgriLife […]

Texas A&M AgriLife expands footprint with renovated urban campus in Dallas

Texas A&M AgriLife on Tuesday hosted a grand opening of the Texas A&M AgriLife Center at Dallas renovated campus, which aims to serve as a rural-urban interface connecting Texans to their food sources, environmental sustainability and healthy living. “Agriculture must become integral to urban culture,” said Patrick Stover, Ph.D., vice-chancellor of Texas A&M Agrilife, dean […]