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2011-01-12 14:51:52

Biologists at Texas A&M University have made an important step toward understanding human mating behavior by showing that certain genes become activated in fruit flies when they interact with the opposite sex. Their research, published in the January 2011 issue of the journal GENETICS, shows that courtship behaviors may be far more influenced by genetics than previously thought. In addition, this new understanding as to why and how these genes become activated within social contexts may...

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2010-11-24 08:45:00

Clouds play a major role in the climate-change equation, but they are the least-understood variable in the sky, observes a Texas A&M University geoscientist, who says mid-level clouds are especially understudied. The professor, Shaima Nasiri, is making those "in-between" clouds the focus of her research, which is being funded by NASA. Mid-level clouds are so understudied, Nasiri says, that scientists have yet to develop a common nomenclature for them. "We do not have a unified definition,...

2010-11-20 00:00:52

LifeBot® announced today it has executed an Option Agreement pursuing world-wide exclusive licensing rights to DREAMStm, the $14 million advanced EMS ambulance telemedicine and disaster management system developed by Texas A&M, UTHealth, and the U.S. Military. Phoenix, AZ (PRWEB) November 19, 2010 LifeBot, LLC acted today to expand its leading technology position in emergency telemedicine communications. Combining DREAMStm with LifeBot® patented technologies promises to make...

2010-11-18 09:50:00

ANN ARBOR, Mich., Nov. 18, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- XanEdu, the leading faculty-preferred provider of custom course materials and textbooks, has partnered with Barnes & Noble and Texas A&M to conduct research on the efficacy of accessing and studying custom course materials within NookStudy. Students at Texas A&M will access their XanEdu course materials in NookStudy and provide valuable feedback on usability, accessibility and feature preferences of both the application itself, and...

2010-10-06 11:40:00

COLLEGE STATION, Texas, Oct. 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Results of a new nationwide survey of electric cooperatives and municipal utilities will be presented at the Texas A&M Smart Grid Conference "Evaluating the Business Case for Smart Grid Investments" which will be held at the Omni Southpark hotel in Austin Texas, November 8-9, 2010. "The survey reveals an enthusiasm for smart grid innovations at the same time that it finds a variety of hurdles likely to limit some of the most...

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2010-10-03 07:10:00

According to new analysis, oil from a ruptured BP well in the Gulf of Mexico has been found at a depth of 3,200 feet and up to 300 miles form the spill site. Scientists aboard Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise sampled areas affected by the oil spill for 10 days. "From the measurements we've taken, we see clear signs of oxygen deficiency on a large transect starting at the Macondo wellhead, all the way 300 miles to the west," Rainer Amon, a Texas A&M scientist who participated in the...

2010-06-25 16:08:55

Caring for a child with a disability can be challenging, but many of these challenges are due to a lack of necessary environmental supports, according to a study conducted by researchers at the Texas A&M University Center on Disability and Development. Results of the study, a part of a larger statewide needs assessment for families that have children with disabilities, is published in the current issue of Rehabilitation Psychology. Seven focus groups were conducted in Texas with 40...

2010-06-24 16:20:41

Some viruses insert themselves into the host's DNA during infection in a process called retroviral integration, causing several diseases, including AIDS and cancer, notes a Texas A&M researcher who specializes in fetal diseases. However, stem cells that give rise to the early embryo and yolk sac fight back, inhibiting further infection by aggressively silencing the invading viral DNA, says Michael Golding of the Department of Veterinary Physiology and Pharmacology. The work of the...

2010-04-27 18:54:15

AMARILLO "“ Research came full circle on April 16 as the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service amended the Karnal bunt quarantine areas in Arizona, California and Texas, according to a Texas AgriLife Research scientist. "The research is finally paying off," said Dr. Charlie Rush, AgriLife Research plant pathologist, of the action by APHIS to lift the restrictions on the interstate movement of Karnal bunt regulated wheat from certain areas in all the three states. Texas has no...

2010-04-20 12:18:00

COLLEGE STATION, Texas, April 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Texas A&M University College of Architecture today announced the formation of a new six-month research consortium beginning May 1, 2010 to help electric cooperatives, municipal and other public utilities evaluate the business case for smart grid investments. Electric smart grids, which can provide integrated communication, automation and control of the entire electric system from generating plants to the operation of...


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lunula
  • A small crescent-shaped structure or marking, especially the white area at the base of a fingernail that resembles a half-moon.
This word is a diminutive of the Latin 'luna,' moon.
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