The Texas Automated Buoy System is the only buoy system of its kind in the US
This network of smart buoys, moored across the Gulf of Mexico, provides us with real-time ocean observations and empowers us to revolutionize oil spill prevention and response.
Researchers at Texas A&M have discovered a molecular compound that dissolves the HIV virus on contact. This compound could lead to the development of a powerful topical preventative treatment for the virus that causes AIDS.
Our researchers are looking to the sea for a cutting-edge alternative to chemotherapy. They are isolating natural products from marine sponges that can serve as anti-cancer agents and inorganic delivery materials for anti-cancer drugs targeted directly at tumor cells.
We have one of the largest nuclear engineering programs in the United States. In the Cyclotron Institute at Texas A&M, we are pursuing experimental treatments in cancer and other medical conditions, preparing and educating future nuclear scientists, and developing capacities of social science and public policy focused on the human impacts, safety and security of nuclear use.
The best way to prevent a pandemic in the U.S. is to stop it before it reaches our shores. At Texas A&M we are taking action to prevent future global outbreaks through our Global Pandemic Policy Program. The initiative, launched by the Scowcroft Institute of International Affairs, unites top minds in the fields of public health, medicine, homeland security, veterinary medicine, engineering, agriculture, economics, psychology, government and international diplomacy, all to prepare for and enhance our response to future threats to the world.
THE CENTER FOR ROBOT-ASSISTED SEARCH AND RESCUE (CRASAR) AT TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY HAS THE LARGEST NUMBER OF DEPLOYMENTS OF RESCUE ROBOTS OF ANY TYPE: LAND, SEA OR AIR.
This crisis response and research organization utilizes new technology development in robotics and unmanned systems for humanitarian purposes worldwide.
Dr. James Sacchetini and his research team are worldwide leaders in structural biology advancements. Sacchettini is highly acclaimed for his research efforts geared toward malaria, tuberculosis and cancer. His role in the development of a novel compound that sensitizes drug-resistant cancer cells in standard chemotherapeutics could lead to new treatments for non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma as well as ovarian, breast, prostate and pancreatic cancers.
A zoonotic disease is one that can be transmitted between animals and people. Approximately 75% of the pathogens affecting animals are of this high-consequence nature. Controlling the spread of these serious diseases depends on our ability to detect an outbreak early. That’s why we created a mobile surveillance tool that records and assembles animal-health data from livestock producers, veterinarians, diagnostic laboratories, markets and wildlife. This technology could revolutionize animal disease detection and response—in a matter of minutes.
We are addressing food loss and waste through education, training, market development and targeted investments that are focused on problems at the farm, processing and market levels.
Source: UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)