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Treatment of Canine Mitral Valve Disease Shows Promise

Mitral valve disease accounts for approximately 75 percent of all canine heart disease, but a recently finished clinical trial shows that a potential treatment might help. The trial, titled “Evaluating Pimobendan In Cardiomegaly” (EPIC), is the largest clinical study ever to be conducted among dogs with myxomatous mitral valve disease (MMVD), the leading cause of […]

Awards and Achievements

Please join us in congratulating our faculty, staff, current students and former students on their recent awards and achievements. Blue Bell Execs, Clayton Williams, and Spouses Receive Texas A&M Foundation’s Highest Honor The Texas A&M Foundation Board of Trustees on Feb. 25 recognized Evelyn and Ed Kruse, Verlin and Howard Kruse, and Modesta and Clayton […]

Protein Chemistry Lab director promotes research and education

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Seventeen years ago, Dr. Larry Dangott was focused on his research career and had little interest in teaching. A decade later, he realized with surprise that mentoring students had become his favorite part of his job as a senior research scientist. His work as a mentor, collaborator, and scientist recently helped earn him a Vice […]

Akey named director at Texas A&M Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory

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COLLEGE STATION —  The Texas A&M System Board of Regents has named Dr. Bruce L. Akey director of the Texas A&M Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory. Akey began as executive deputy director at the lab in June of 2014 and had served as interim director since September 2014. “Dr. Akey has shown outstanding leadership in veterinary […]

Rookie AgriLife Research scientist published in prestigious journal

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WESLACO  —  A scientist hired earlier this year at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center at Weslaco is already gaining recognition by appearing on the cover of a highly respected scientific journal, according to other researchers there. Dr. Kranthi Mandadi, a molecular biologist who began his duties in January, is featured in the […]

Aggies to Help Plant Trees At Bastrop State Park For Third Year

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Hundreds of Aggies are once again heading to Bastrop State Park to help replenish trees lost during the devastating 2011 wildfire season—which destroyed an estimated 96 percent of the park. Approximately 550 Texas A&M University students, who are part of Aggie Replant, will converge at the state park for a third year, with the goal […]

AgriLife Extension’s Dinner Tonight! program serving up variety of enhancements

Jessica Theimer, a licensed and registered dietitian, is the new Dinner Tonight! program coordinator. (Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service photo)

COLLEGE STATION — The Dinner Tonight! program of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service has been enhanced and expanded, and its administrators have chosen March, which is National Nutrition Month, to announce program improvements. “National Nutrition Month provided a perfect opportunity for us to announce a number of enhancements to our Dinner Tonight! program, which […]

Awards and Acheivements

Please join us in congratulating our faculty, staff, current students and former students on their recent awards and achievements. Dr. Jim Ansley, a Texas A&M AgriLife Research rangeland ecologist at Vernon, has been named a Regents Fellow by the Texas A&M University System Board of Regents. The board established the Regents Fellow Service Awards in […]

Texas A&M Forest Service celebrates a century of service

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UPDATE: On February 17 at the state Capitol, TFS was recognized by both the House and the Senate for 100 years of service. As part of its centennial celebration, the agency handed out live oak seedlings and its history book to Texas Legislators. To view photos, visit AgriLife.org/84th-session.   Feb. 12, 2015 — COLLEGE STATION, […]