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Quail-Tech Alliance lands $110K gift from Dallas-based sportsman group

Quail-Tech Alliance lands $110K gift from Dallas-based sportsman group

In an ongoing effort to restore Texas’ wild quail populations, Dallas-based Park Cities Quail has donated $110,000 to Quail-Tech Alliance, a conservation alliance based at Texas Tech University. The nonprofit group, which hopes to slow the region’s declining wild quail population, made the presentation on Wednesday (Aug. 2) during a special ceremony at Collectors Covey in Dallas.  more »

 

In Profile: Brashears says cooking up MicroZap was a nine years in the making

In Profile: Brashears says cooking up MicroZap was a nine years in the making

While the results of a new food-purifying technology designed by a Texas Tech research team may be instant, the instant success being seen by its spin-off company – MicroZap – has actually been in the works for years. Key to MicroZap’s ground-breaking process is use of microwave technology to purify food and water.  more »

 

In Profile: Sam Prien walks a technology bridge between AFS, Tech’s HSC

In Profile: Sam Prien walks a technology bridge between AFS, Tech’s HSC

 Sam Prien’s work world is divided between two disparate parts of the Texas Tech campus. The professor, an expert in assisted reproductive technologies, splits his daily duties between Tech’s Health Sciences Center Obstetrics and Gynecology Department and the university’s nationally-known Department of Animal and Food Sciences.  more »

 

TAWC recognized with major American Water Resources Association award

TAWC recognized with major American Water Resources Association award

The Texas Alliance for Water Conservation, a research project made up of producers, industries, universities, and government agencies, has received the American Water Resources Association’s ‘Integrated Water Resources Management Award.’  The award will be presented at the group’s annual conference in November in Portland.  more »

 

Food Safety; Zoetis provides research gift for CASNR Salmonella research

Food Safety; Zoetis provides research gift for CASNR Salmonella research

A food safety and public health research team with Texas Tech’s Department of Animal and Food Sciences has received $100,000 for Salmonella research from animal-health company Zoetis. The research funds will help provide resources to better understand and describe the ecology of Salmonella in cattle populations, as well as discover and evaluate tools that might ultimately result in a safer food supply, officials with the Madison, N.J.-based firm said today (May 22).  more »

 

Beef industry sharply reduces E. coli; More progress needed with salmonella

Beef industry sharply reduces E. coli; More progress needed with salmonella

Food safety experts report that the nation’s beef industry has done a remarkable job of dealing with carcass contamination involving E. coli. Incidences of E. coli O157 positives in ground beef sampling have dropped by more than 90 percent in the last decade, but the same decline hasn’t been seen in the incidence of Salmonella in ground beef.  more »

 

AFS research posters take stage at Plains Nutrition Council Spring Conference

AFS research posters take stage at Plains Nutrition Council Spring Conference

Two graduate students with Texas Tech’s Department of Animal and Food Sciences ranked in the top five of research poster competitors at the Plains Nutrition Council’s Spring Conference last week in San Antonio. Tech’s Andrew Hosford and Tyler Harris received $1,000 scholarship awards for their academic efforts.  more »