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2009-11-18 15:30:20

Viruses are well known for attacking humans and animals, but some viruses instead attack bacteria. Texas A&M University researchers are exploring how hungry viruses, armed with transformer-like weapons, attack bacteria, which may aid in the treatment of bacterial infections. The Texas A&M researchers' work is published in the renowned journal Nature Structural & Molecular Biology. The attackers are called phages, or bacteriophages, meaning eaters of bacteria. The word...

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2009-11-03 06:50:00

Pateamine A (PatA), a natural product first isolated from marine sponges, has attracted considerable attention as a potential anti-cancer agent, and now a new activity has been found for it, which may reveal yet another anti-cancer mechanism. That's the assessment of Daniel Romo, a Texas A&M chemistry professor, and his colleagues at Johns Hopkins University who are pioneers in research involving this novel marine natural product. Messenger RNA (mRNA), as its name indicates, copies...

2009-10-21 11:25:36

Molecules that may hold the key to new ways to fight cancer and other diseases have been found to play an important role in regulating circadian rhythm, says Liheng Shi, a researcher in Texas A&M's Department of Veterinary Integrative Biosciences. Circadian rhythm is the roughly 24-hour cycle of physiological activities of humans, animals and even bacteria, Shi explains. He and colleagues have had their research, currently focusing on the circadian rhythm in chickens' eyes, published in...

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2009-10-20 11:29:17

Using data from Hurricane Katrina and four other destructive storms, researchers from Johns Hopkins and Texas A&M universities say they have found a way to accurately predict power outages in advance of a hurricane. Their approach provides estimates of how many outages will occur across a region as a hurricane is approaching. The information provided by their computer models has the potential to save utilities substantial amounts of money, savings that can then be passed on to customers,...

2009-07-29 14:57:28

The cowpea or black-eyed pea, as it is more commonly known, is a New Year's tradition for good luck. But disease and particularly aphids, which can wreck a crop within a few a days, are especially bad luck for the cowpea, according to scientists. Several new lines of cowpeas with genes that are aphid-resistant and less susceptible to disease are currently being tested by researchers with Texas AgriLife and other Texas A&M System entities."The cowpea has been an important and popular food...

2009-05-30 18:16:49

Bronson Burgoon of Texas A&M beat Arkansas' Andrew Landry Saturday to give the Aggies their first NCAA Division I Men's Golf Championship. Andrea Pavan beat David Lingmerth 7 & 6 and John Hurley beat Ethan Tracy 6 & 4 to get the first two points for Texas A&M. Arkansas then had a 3 & 1 victory by Jason Cuthbertson over Matt Van Zandt and a 3 & 2 win by Jamie Marshall over Texas A&M's Conrad Shindler. That left the final match to determine the title. Burgoon had a...

2009-05-27 20:12:43

Former Kentucky coach Billy Gillispie is suing the school for $6 million, alleging breach of contract, the Lexington Herald-Leader reported Wednesday. Gillispie left Texas A&M in 2007 and agreed to a seven-year deal to coach the Kentucky basketball team. He was fired after just two years on the job. The newspaper reported his lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas, alleges both breach of contract and fraud. The newspaper also said Gillispie never signed a...

2009-04-03 12:00:00

Monsanto Donates State-of-the-Art Marker Technology to Public Database LUBBOCK, Texas, April 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Texas AgriLife Research, a part of the Texas A&M System, announced it has received the largest private donation of cotton technology from one of the world's leading agriculture companies, Monsanto Company (NYSE: MON). The donation, which includes about 4,000 cotton molecular markers and associated information, will be offered to the public domain through the globally...

2009-03-29 17:06:30

Briann January's 22 points and five assists Sunday led Arizona State to an 84-69 win over Texas A&M at the NCAA Women's Trenton (N.J.) Region semifinals. The sixth-seeded Lady Sun Devils shot 66.7 percent from the field on the way to a 42-37 edge at the break, and then shot 57.7 percent in a 42-32 second half. A&M closed to 68-65 on two free throws by Takia Starks with 7:12 left, but ASU ran out of gas during its comeback. Arizona State faces top-seeded Connecticut Tuesday in the...

2009-03-25 12:00:00

Monsanto Collaborates with Texas AgriLife Research and Texas A&M, Honors World's Pre-Eminent Rice and Wheat Researchers Global Research Program to Ignite Further Public Sector Research in Important Crops ST. LOUIS, March 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Monsanto Company (NYSE: MON) today announced a $10 million grant to establish Monsanto's Beachell-Borlaug International Scholars Program, which will help identify and support young scientists interested in improving research and production...


Word of the Day
bodacious
  • Remarkable; prodigious.
  • Audacious; gutsy.
  • Completely; extremely.
  • Audaciously; boldly.
  • Impressively great in size; enormous; extraordinary.
This word is probably from the dialectal 'boldacious,' a blend of 'bold' and 'audacious.'
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