The chancellor’s office of Texas A&M University (TAMU) recently funded a $5 million initiative to support mass spectrometry research. As part of this initiative a $1 million grant from the Texas A&M University Research Development Fund will be used to develop a shared mass spectrometry core facility and buy two new mass spectrometers for the College Station campus. One will be a gas chromatography combustion/pyrolysis isotope ratio mass spectrometer and the other will be a high resolution isotope ratio mass spectrometer for clumped isotopes.Read More
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Currently, doctors have two options when a patient needs a facial bone replaced due to injury or illness, such as cancer. They can take a bone from another part of the body and graft it into place. However, implant morbidity and complications caused by the trauma of multiple surgeries make this option less than ideal. The second option is to graft synthetic materials to the site. However, from time of injury to delivery of the custom implant takes about three to four weeks, which reduces the chances of the patient healing properly. But now a new technology being developed by researchers at Texas A&M’s College of Dentistry may revolutionize the treatment process.Read More
When a pandemic appears in the world, people start to worry about whether or not they will be affected by the disease. Questions arise like: What are the chances of it spreading? Are there vaccines? Pandemics like the H5N1 avian flu in 2004, the H1N1 flu virus in 2009, and most recently the Ebola epidemic in West Africa have brought about these types of questions. Most often, when an epidemic breaks out, there is not a common vaccine or cure right away. Texas A&M University is in the process of designing a new Pandemic Influenza Vaccine Manufacturing Facility expected to be operational in 2017.Read More
As the largest state in the continental U.S. and the second most populous state of all 50, it is no wonder that the Lone Star State is known for being BIG. Amongst the big things in Texas are three world-class research institutions: University of Texas Austin, Texas A&M University in College Station, and Texas Medical Center in Houston.Read More
2014 started off with a bang in terms of interest in lab products at Texas A&M and the Texas Medical Center BioResearch Product Faire™ Sales Events last week, with 60 lab suppliers presenting their 2014 offerings to the over 600 participating researchers seeking new products, networking, and fact finding.
Have you been looking for ways to involve everyone in your lab in fun, yet professional life science events? If you are a researcher, post-doc, lab manager or purchasing agent at Texas A&M University, Biotechnology Calendar, Inc. invites you to attend our College Station BioResearch Product Faire™ Event on January 31st, 2014. Make sure to bring everyone in your lab to this life science marketing event, where you will enjoy a free catered lunch, prizes and the opportunity to discuss your research with colleagues and sales reps interested in helping you learn about new life science solutions on the market.
Texas A&M researchers recently received $1.8 million in life science research funding from the NIH. The project receiving funding, titled “Structure-Based Discovery of Critical Vulnerabilities of Microbacteria,” will be led by James Sacchettini, PhD. According to Texas A&M University, Dr. Sacchettini is a professor of biochemistry, chemistry and biophysics. His research interests are using X-ray crystallography to better understand the relationship between proteins and ligands. The NIH RePORTER provides more insight intothe project receiving life science research funding this year:
Lab suppliers interested in increasing lab sales leads and marketing university lab equipment may be interested in the latest research grants for graduate students at Texas A&M University. The Texas Sea Grant College Program at Texas A&M University is giving $30,000 in funding to 21 graduate students. According to the TAMU Times, the stipulations of these grants are that the research funding must be spent on research costs, including purchase of lab equipment, laboratory analysis and field work. This funding may lead to some potential lab sales leads for lab suppliers, but it also demonstrates Texas A&M University’s dedication to funding both student and professional research, making the school a research powerhouse.
The southernmost tip of the great state of Texas is known as the Rio Grande Valley (see map below), and University of Texas Chancellor Francisco G. Cigarroa is campaigning hard for the establishment of a South Texas School of Medicine, to be part of a new regional University of Texas research campus. UT already has two smaller campuses in the Rio Grande Valley, in Edinburg and Brownsville; mid-way between those two border cities is Harlingen, which is currently home to a Regional Academic Health Center that, under the Cigarroa plan, would become a full-fledged medical school. The new UT university campus would incorporate both the Brownsville and Edinburg college campuses, but with greater resources available to strengthen its research capacity. UT System Board of Regents voted to approve both plans last month. The next step is to convince the state legislature to give its support.
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