Texas A&M University (often referred to as A&M or TAMU) is a coeducational public research university located in College Station, Texas, United States. It is the flagship institution of the Texas A&M University System. The sixth-largest university in the United States, A&M's enrollment for Fall 2011 was over 50,000 for the first time in school history. Texas A&M's designation as a land, sea, and space grant institution reflects a broad range of research with ongoing projects funded by agencies such as the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, and the Office of Naval Research. The school ranks in the top 20 American research institutes in terms of funding and has made notable contributions to such fields as animal cloning and petroleum engineering.
Faster screening test to identify tuberculosis
With 9 million new cases and 2 million deaths annually, Tuberculosis is the second most prevalent and deadliest infectious disease worldwide. As an airborne disease, it spreads easily and is very contagious. ...
Developing sensors for precision agriculture
Imagine, if you will, a tractor pulling a fertilizer wagon travelling at 8 to 9 mph along a field of thousands of sorghum test plants.
Phony honey a sweet deal for counterfeiters, bad for consumers
Consumers buying honey might not be getting what they pay for according to a Texas A&M University professor and one of the world's leading honey experts.
Worst drought ever to hit California could rival the historic 2011 Texas drought
(Phys.org) —The worst drought ever to hit California could rival the historic 2011 drought that devastated Texas, says a Texas A&M University professor.
Octocopter helps forestry research take flight
(Phys.org) —Dr. Sorin Popescu is developing a unique way to get up close and personal with forests.
Stronger benchmarks needed to fully quantify quantum speedup, physicist says
(Phys.org) —Texas A&M University physicist Helmut G. Katzgraber's research takes him to the crossroads of physics, computer science, quantum information theory and statistical mechanics. For more than a ...
Policy briefing analyzes US climate change
A Texas A&M AgriLife Research scientist and Texas A&M University doctoral graduate have co-authored a policy briefing on climate change, one of seven publications focusing on energy in the U.S.
Mysterious pest threatens Texas' billion dollar grain sorghum crop
A tiny insect of unknown origin is posing a serious threat to the billion dollar Texas grain sorghum crop, according to Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service experts.
Many insect pests have survival strategies for cold weather
(Phys.org) —Will the extremely cold weather Texas experienced recently have any effect on insect populations this spring?
Study examines iceberg shifts in North Atlantic
(Phys.org) —Some Heinrich events – periodic massive iceberg surges into the North Atlantic that were previously thought to have weakened the global ocean conveyor belt circulation and sent Earth's climate ...
Drought, extreme temperatures may do damage to wheat in High Plains
Timely rains across much of the state have the wheat crop looking much better than last year at this time, but for some areas, drought and cold temperatures may have combined to do some damage, according ...
Texas A&M breeder develops new sorghum variety for Central America
A new brown midrib sorghum variety will help small farming and livestock operations in Central America, according to its developer, Dr. Bill Rooney, a Texas A&M AgriLife Research plant breeder in College ...
Cotton dethroned as king of South Texas crops
The days of quarter-million acre cotton crops in extreme South Texas are a thing of the past, according to Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service experts.
Diet containing sufficient glutamate can aid both animals and humans
Glutamate, an abundant amino acid found in milk and meat, is getting a closer look by Dr. Guoyao Wu, a Texas A&M AgriLife Research scientist and distinguished professor in the department of animal science ...
High yield, water efficiency of drought tolerant wheat due to higher biomass
Drought tolerance in wheat has been increased through breeding over the years, but a group of Texas A&M AgriLife Research scientists in Amarillo wanted to determine what plant physiological characteristics ...