An interdisciplinary team of researchers at Texas A&M University has been awarded a Division of Computing and Communication Foundations grant by the National Science Foundation to develop a gut-microbial investigation model that can identify critical dietary risk factors that cause colorectal cancer. The three-year, $350,000 project is a direct outcome of Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station’s Interdisciplinary Seed Grants for Strategic Initiatives, which provided initial funding to establish the collaborative research effort. Continue Reading…
Huffines Institute Podcast- Dr. Robert Chapkin and Dietary Chemo-Prevention
The Huffines Institute at Texas A&M University hosted Dr. Chapkin on their Friday Podcast. Dr. Chapkin discussed his work with Dietary Chemo-prevention, Dietary methods, and Chronic Disease. If you are looking at how beneficial nutrition can be to cancer prevention this conversation is for you! LISTEN NOW
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Non- Invasive Detection and Diagnosis of Colon Cancer
Colon cancer ranks second among cancers both in mortality (nearly 60,000 cases annually) and frequency of detection (more than 150,00o cases annually) in America. Read more here.
Chapkin Receives Vice Chancellor’s Award for Research
COLLEGE STATION — Dr. Robert S. Chapkin, distinguished professor in the department of nutrition and food science, has received a Vice Chancellor’s Award in Excellence in the research category.
The Vice Chancellor’s Award in Excellence recognizes the commitment and outstanding contributions of faculty and staff across Texas A&M AgriLife. The award was presented Jan. 14 at the AgriLife Center on the Texas A&M University campus in College Station.
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Communicating Complexity and Transforming Interdisciplinary Research
When a loved one is diagnosed with cancer, the first ques-tions that most often come to mind are “why did this happen to them” and “what can I do”. Faced with this very situation, Dr. Ivan Ivanov, clinical associate professor in bioinformatics at the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Bio-medical Sciences (CVM), began a journey helping advance research that one day may be able to answer those questions. [Read more…] about Communicating Complexity and Transforming Interdisciplinary Research