Latest Texas A&M Stories

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...

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...

2009-03-11 23:39:49

A stunning 43-point effort from Mike Singletary Wednesday rallied Texas Tech to an 88-83 win over Texas A&M in the Big 12 Conference Tournament. Texas Tech, which has only a 14-18 record, trailed by 19 at halftime and then scored 59 points in the second period to shock the Aggies. The outcome will leave Texas A&M (23-9) having to sweat Sunday's announcement of the at-large teams in the NCAA Tournament. Singletary hit 14-of-21 shots from the field and 12-of-14 from the line. He...

Word of the Day
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'