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Northern New Mexico Forest Restoration Project Includes Wildlife Study

Areas in the Northern New Mexico Jemez Mountains and Valles Caldera National Preserve have been through prescribed burns or forest thins to allow for a less dense canopy, so new grasses and shrubs may grow and so wildfires will be less destructive....
14-Sep-2017 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Endangered Bat Species Pollinates Agave Plants

A binational research group is collecting data on the migratory pattern of Mexican long-nosed bats. These bats pollinate the agave plant from which tequila is made. They migrate toward the corridor of agave and columnar cactus from Mexico to the...
1-Aug-2017 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Experts Dig Up Las Cruces Boy’s Million-Year-Old Fossil Find

Ten-year Jude Sparks’s accidental discovery in the Las Cruces desert led a New Mexico State University professor to a rare, mostly intact 1.2 million year-old stegomastodon skull. NMSU biology professor Peter Houde put together a team that worked...
18-Jul-2017 5:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Astronomy Professor Studies Unusual Galaxy in Distant Universe

MACS2129-1 is dead in the sense that it no longer produces stars. But what makes this galaxy particularly significant is the fact that, unlike many dead galaxies, which tend to be elliptical or oval-shaped, this galaxy is disk or spiral-shaped, like...
11-Jul-2017 5:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Professors Expand Project to Map Zika Mosquitoes Across Southern New Mexico

Researchers at New Mexico State University have received a second contract from the New Mexico Department of Health to expand last summer’s project to map the geographic distribution of mosquitoes that can carry the Zika virus in the state. The...
7-Jul-2017 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Dryland Cropping Systems Research Addresses Future Drought and Hunger Issues

The projected world population by 2056 is 10 billion. If researchers succeed in improving the yield potential of 40 percent of global land area under arid and semi-arid conditions, it will lead to a significant contribution to future food security.
15-Jun-2017 5:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Know of a Homemade Mosquito Repellent?


If you have a recipe for homemade mosquito repellent, two New Mexico State University professors want to hear about it.
13-Jun-2017 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

$2.5 Million Gift Drives Economic Development

The New Mexico State University system launched the public phase of its $125 million comprehensive campaign, “Ignite Aggie Discovery,” by announcing a $2.5 million gift from the Hunt Family Foundation to benefit Arrowhead Center, NMSU’s...
1-May-2017 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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NMSU Expert Gives Tips on Safe Water Storage, Treatment in Case of Crisis


In the case of emergencies affecting potable water supplies, New Mexico State University water expert Rossana Sallenave released a guide on how to properly treat and store water for long periods of time.
22-Feb-2017 4:05 PM EST

Landscape Ecologist to Research, Teach Dryland Ecology


22-Feb-2017 4:05 PM EST

Professor's Football Research Emphasizes Lower Extremity Loading Patterns, Torque Production and Velocity-Based Resistance Training


2-Feb-2017 10:00 AM EST

Professor's Research Demonstrates How Imagery Works to Improve Sport Performance


2-Feb-2017 10:00 AM EST

Dean on Expert Panel to Develop the National Academy of Medicine Report on Family Caregiving for Older Adults


6-Oct-2016 2:05 PM EDT

Chile Researchers Lead the Way When It Comes To "Super-Hot" Varieties


Known by many as the “Chileman,” Paul Bosland is widely considered the world’s foremost authority on chile peppers.
13-Jun-2016 4:05 PM EDT

Researchers Identify Top Products to Repel Mosquitoes


25-May-2016 3:05 PM EDT

Researcher Commercializing Shield Material with Applications to Reduce Concussion Risk, Save Lives

Roy L. Xu, New Mexico State University associate professor of mechanical engineering, discovered a very thin interface bonding material with applications for football helmets to reduce concussions. The material is light and cost-effective to make...
25-Aug-2015 11:05 AM EDT

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