COLLEGE STATION, Texas – Despite what you may have heard, right now there is no drug that specifically treats coronavirus. Around the world, night and day scientists are on the hunt for COVID-19 treatments, including the researchers at Texas A&M. “So we are very close right now,” said Dr. Wenshe Liu with Texas A&M University. His… Read More →
Kurouski Lab Back at KBTX!
BRYAN, Tex. (KBTX) – A new tool, developed by Texas A&M University scientists, could tell the difference between legal hemp and illegal marijuana in seconds. “We developed this technology that allows for non-invasive, non-destructive—and what’s very important for law enforcement officers—on-site identification of cannabis,” said Dmitry Kurouski, assistant professor in the department of biochemistry and biophysics… Read More →
Dr. Kurouski Interviewed by KBTX!
What if you could point your finger at any food and know its complete nutrient makeup? It’s not that simple, but the technology is closer than you might think. On Monday, Dmitry Kurouski joined First News at Four to discuss the latest developments in Raman spectroscopy. The science uses laser scanning to determine the makeup… Read More →
“Missing Link” between pond scum and humans discovered, holds promise for cancer research
As written by Ryan W. Miller of USA Today: Researchers discovered a “missing link” within plants between humans and simple pond scum that could provide insight into how some organisms live for thousands of years, according to a study published Monday. The enzyme telomerase can slow aging within cells by lengthening telomeres, a sort of cap at the… Read More →
Protein Chemistry Lab Named No. 1 in the Country
The Protein Chemistry Lab, or PCL, was named No. 1 Top Performer for Protein Engineering, Productions and Characterization labs in a recent international survey performed by Science Exchange. The PCL was ranked No.1 out of 526 protein service labs that operate through the exchange. Science Exchange is a global one-stop shop for laboratory services, where… Read More →
Dr. Vytas Bankaitis Gives Advice to Early-Career Scientists
Kurouski Lab Featured in AgriLife Today
Researchers can now quickly, accurately scan for nutrient content in the produce aisle Texas A&M AgriLife scientists find fruitful applications of Raman spectroscopy in food production, from the field to the grocery store. The first quick, accurate, nondestructive and portable way to scan produce for nutrients has been demonstrated by a team of Texas A&M AgriLife Research scientists…. Read More →
Dr. Junjie Zhang’s Lab Publishes in Nature Communications
MS2, an ssRNA virus, has a long (> 50 years) history as a model system in molecular biology. MS2 infects the Gram-negative bacterium Escherichia coli via a single maturation protein, which attaches to retractile F-pili of the host and has potential biotechnological applications for RNA delivery into cells. While MS2 was the first organism sequenced,… Read More →
NACADA Regional 7 Conference Winners
NACADA is the National Academic Advising Association and region 7 represents the states of Arkansas, Kansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Missouri, and Texas. On Saturday, March 9, the NACADA Regional 7 Conference was held in San Antonio, TX, where both Dr. Mary Bryk and Dr. Carol Vargas were recognized for their hard work as advisors! Dr. Mary… Read More →