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Image 1 - Growing Knowledge In Space
2011-11-30 11:51:25

Plants are critical in supporting life on Earth, and with help from an experiment that flew onboard space shuttle Discovery's STS-131 mission, they also could transform living in space. NASA's Kennedy Space Center partnered with the University of Florida, Miami University in Ohio and Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation to perform three different experiments in microgravity. The studies concentrated on the effects microgravity has on plant cell walls, root growth patterns and gene regulation...

2010-12-29 13:20:00

ARDMORE, Okla., Dec. 29, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Scientists at The Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation have uncovered a gene responsible for controlling key growth characteristics in plants, specifically the density of plant material. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20101229/DC22722) Denser plants have more biomass without increasing the agricultural footprint, meaning farmers and ranchers can produce more plant material from the same sized field. Plants that have...

2010-06-15 16:11:00

ARDMORE, Okla., June 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation has selected E. Charles Brummer, Ph.D., as a new senior vice president and the director of the Forage Improvement Division. With more than 20 years of experience, Brummer is recognized nationally and internationally as one of the leaders in genomics, plant breeding and forage development. "Dr. Brummer is known throughout the United States and around the world as one of the very best in forage...

2010-02-26 13:34:00

ARDMORE, Okla., Feb. 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation garnered the No. 2 ranking in The Scientist magazine's annual "Best Places to Work for Postdoctoral Fellows" (postdocs) survey, topping more than 90 research institutions nationwide. Internationally renowned for its plant science discoveries and agricultural programs, the Noble Foundation has participated in the survey for three years, placing in the top 10 each year. This year's No. 2 ranking marks yet...

2009-03-04 10:18:00

ARDMORE, Okla., March 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation and Forage Genetics International, LLC, a Land O'Lakes subsidiary, have entered into a multi-year research collaboration focused on improving alfalfa for a broad range of applications, including forage, silage and industrial uses. As part of the collaboration, Forage Genetics International (FGI) provides a gift to advance the Noble Foundation's infrastructure and research, education and outreach programs...

2009-02-24 11:20:00

ARDMORE, Okla., Feb. 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For the second consecutive year, The Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation has placed in the top 10 of The Scientist magazine's annual Best Places to Work for Post Doctoral Fellows (postdocs) survey. The Noble Foundation, which is internationally renowned for its plant science discoveries and agricultural programs, ranked No. 4 out of more than 85 institutions nationwide, moving up four spots from the No. 8 ranking the organization received in...

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