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Researchers Zero in on Potential Therapeutic Target for Diabetes, Associated Diseases

A recent study led by researchers in Texas A&M University’s department of nutrition and food science shows how a novel regulatory mechanism serves as an important biomarker for the development of diabetes, as well as a potential therapeutic target...
17-Dec-2018 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites


Protein Derived From Cottonseed for Human Nutrition One Step Closer to Reality

Dr. Keerti Rathore, a Texas A&M AgriLife Research plant biotechnologist, received word that Texas A&M’s “Petition for Determination of Non-regulated Status for Ultra-Low Gossypol Cottonseed TAM66274” has been approved by the USDA’s Animal...
16-Oct-2018 4:35 PM EDT Add to Favorites


Texas A&M AgriLife High Tunnel Study Expands

New opportunities such as seed production are leading to new research in the Texas A&M AgriLife Research high tunnel project near Bushland.
20-Sep-2018 4:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites


Gene Editing Approach Aims for Broad Disease Resistance in Staple Food Crops

Dallas researcher's gene editing approach seeks broad spectrum crop disease resistance
3-Jul-2018 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites


People, Organizations Work Together to Hurricane-Proof Houston-Area Community.

Effort leads to new Exploration Green nature park that will detain floodwater, clean runoff
25-May-2018 10:55 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Sprinkler Quick Fixes

Patrick Dickinson, Texas A&M AgriLife Research water conservation horticulturist in Dallas, gives tips for repairing and maintaining sprinkler systems for EPA WaterSense Fix A Leak Week 2018. (Texas A&M AgriLife video by Gabe Saldana)
19-Mar-2018 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites


Researchers in Dallas Study Texas’ First Federally Endangered Mussel Species

A team of Texas A&M AgriLife scientists in Dallas works alongside collaborators to understand the ecology and taxonomy of Texas' first federally endangered freshwater mussel species.
16-Feb-2018 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites


Hügelkultur: The Mound Method for Home Gardeners

A bedding system new to Texas – hügelkultur – is trending among home gardeners looking for low-maintenance ways to grow flowers, fruits and vegetables, said Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service horticulturist Dr. Joe Masabni.
16-Jan-2018 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Economist: Marketing Plans Can Help Central Texas Farmers Capitalize on Grain Markets

The impacts of potential trade tariffs on crops such as soybeans would send ripple effects through other agricultural commodities, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service economist.
15-May-2018 4:50 PM EDT


Texas A&M AgriLife Research to Lead Project to Enhance Spinach Production, Safety

Texas A&M AgriLife research will collaborate with the Texas Department of Agriculture and the University of California at Davis on a project to help agricultural producers and consumers through improving nitrogen use efficiency and food safety in...
15-May-2018 4:40 PM EDT


Women Driving North Texas Research Seek Sustainable Solutions for Urban Living

Three women driving agricultural and ecological research in North Texas seek new solutions for sustainable urban and suburban living in 2018.
8-Mar-2018 2:05 PM EST


Texans Should Prepare for Flooding, High Winds From Harvey

With the probability of extensive rain and high winds throughout much of the state from the resurgence of Tropical Depression Harvey, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service experts are asking Texans to take measures to prepare their houses, farms...
24-Aug-2017 3:15 PM EDT


Texas Potato Researcher Plans to Pack More Value Into the Crop

Texas potato growers may be few in number, but their spuds hit a market window that brings a premium each year at harvest. Now, a new potato scientist for Texas A&M AgriLife Research plans to pack even more value into the commodity through...
23-Aug-2017 4:05 PM EDT

New AgriLife Research Scientists Take Aim at Zika

Today’s news is flooded with reports on Zika; none of them good…until now. Texas A&M AgriLife Research has fielded a Zika team led by two scientists who joined the department of entomology at Texas A&M University.
2-Sep-2016 2:05 PM EDT


Texas A&M AgriLife Scientist: eBeam Sanitization of Ebola Waste Could Be Cheaper and ‘Greener.’

13-Nov-2014 3:20 PM EST

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The Media Relations group brings international, national and statewide recognition to the accomplishments and activities of Texas A&M AgriLife through placements of information in various media outlets. The group works with scientists, specialists, faculty and administrative leadership to develop stories about priority research and programs, place those stories with appropriate print, broadcast, and online media, and assist media with requests.


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