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.
Scientists view 'protein origami' to help understand, prevent certain diseases
Scientists using sophisticated imaging techniques have observed a molecular protein folding process that may help medical researchers understand and treat diseases such as Alzheimer's, Lou Gehrig's and cancer.
Video: Collaborative effort to combat devastating coffee rust disease
The continuing fight against the widespread coffee rust disease affecting Central America and the Caribbean is the subject of a new 2 1/2-minute video produced by the Texas A&M University Division of Research headquartered ...
Newer hybrids with shorter maturity dates provide corn producers options
Texas A&M AgriLife Research scientists are wrapping up a two-year study to determine the best combination of corn hybrids, planting dates and maturity to maintain yield and maximize water-use efficiency.
Picking vegetables to grow starts with knowing where to plant
No matter how you look at it, the online Texas Vegetable Variety Selector will help growers choose the best types to grow in a particular locale, according to Dr. Joe Masabni, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service horticulturist ...
Fishy vegetable production methods explained through aquaponics
If growing vegetables in a box with no soil and out of direct sunlight sounds a little fishy, well, it is.
Prehistoric ear bones could lead to evolutionary answers
The tiniest bones in the human body – the bones of the middle ear – could provide huge clues about our evolution and the development of modern-day humans, according to a study by a team of researchers that include a Texas ...
Gray water trial will help determine feasibility for landscape irrigation
The second phase of a study on the use of gray water for landscape irrigation will soon be underway and its results may affect how municipalities view gray water as an alternative non-potable water source statewide and beyond, ...
Asteroids no match for paint gun, says professor
(Phys.org)—There is research that is off the wall, some off the charts and some off the planet, such as what a Texas A&M University aerospace and physics professor is exploring. It's a plan to deflect a killer asteroid ...
Texas roses must be 'on' year round to make the cut
It's late autumn, and most of the blossom-laden plants that colored summer are fading.
Shedding new light on coffee
World Coffee Research, part of the Norman Borlaug Institute for International Agriculture at Texas A&M University in College Station, is hoping to shed new light on the origin of Yemeni coffee through a genetic diversity ...