Rusyn Appointed to National Board on Environmental Studies, Toxicology

Dr. Ivan Rusyn, Texas A&M University Professor in the College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences’ (CVM) Department of Veterinary Integrative Biosciences (VIBS), has been appointed to the Board on Environmental Studies and Toxicology (BEST) within the Division on Earth and Life Studies of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. The mission of […]

CVM’s Gaddy Wins Research Society’s Award For Mentorship

Dr. Dana Gaddy, a tenured professor in Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (CVM), has been recognized with the 2019 Gideon A. Rodan Award for mentorship, presented by the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research (ASBMR). This award was presented during the ASBMR 2019 Annual Meeting at the Orange County […]

Texas A&M, Uppsala Study Uncovers How Herring Adapted To Baltic Sea Light Environment

The evolutionary process that occurs when a species colonizes a new environment provides an opportunity to explore the mechanisms underlying genetic adaptation, which is essential knowledge for understanding evolution and the maintenance of biodiversity. An international team of scientists led by researchers from Texas A&M University and Uppsala University reports that a single amino acid […]

Chiu Appointed to National Toxicology Program Board of Scientific Counselors

Dr. Weihsueh Chiu, a professor in the College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences’ (CVM) Department of Veterinary Integrative Biosciences (VIBS), was appointed to the National Toxicology Program (NTP) Board of Scientific Counselors this spring. This federal board serves as an advisory committee to the NTP and evaluates the scientific merit of NTP intramural and […]

CVM’s Chiu Creates Cardiac Model for Testing Drugs’ Effect on Long QT Syndrome

In a well plate, roughly the size of an iPhone, 5,000 heart cells beat in synchrony. These cells have an important role—their response to different medical drugs is helping researchers like Texas A&M’s Dr. Weihsueh Chiu predict how those drugs and environmental chemicals could cause or exacerbate a heart rhythm condition called long QT syndrome. […]

Texas A&M Researchers Document Genetic Copy-Number Changes in Roundworm Model

Diseases such as cancer and other chronic ailments are the result of copy-number changes in our genome, that is, when certain genes are accidentally duplicated to create extra copies or when genes are deleted so that they exist in fewer copies than normal. In addition to potential hazards to our health, changes in gene copy-number […]

Book Offering ‘Better Grades, Less Effort’ Released in Paperback

Texas A&M senior professor of neuroscience William R. Klemm recently released a paperback edition of his e-book, “Better Grades, Less Effort.” “Better Grades, Less Effort” presents 20 learning and memory tips, as well as an explanation of why and how they work. The tips are clustered into four groups: general principles; classroom and study environment; […]

Rusyn Selected to Lead Committee Examining EPA Program

Dr. Ivan Rusyn, a professor of toxicology in the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences’ (CVM) Department of Veterinary Integrative Biosciences (VIBS), will chair a National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine Workshop Committee that will support changes being implemented to the United States Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Integrated Risk Information System […]

Texas A&M Graduate Student Earns NIEHS Superfund Externship Award

Krisa Camargo, a graduate research assistant in the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences’ (CVM) Veterinary Integrative Biosciences department and a pre-doctoral trainee with the Texas A&M University Superfund Research Center, has been recognized with a 2018 KC Donnelly Externship Award. Granted by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences’ Superfund Research […]

Committee Led by Rusyn Reviews Army Medical Protocols

Last fall, Ivan Rusyn, a professor in the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences’ (CVM) Department of Veterinary Integrative Biosciences (VIBS), was asked by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine to chair an ad hoc committee to review a report on how the Army approaches the medical cases of veterans who were […]

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