NMSU mosquito nutrient transport research may lead to better, safer insecticides

Date: 11/02/2015 Writer: Dana Beasley, 575-646-7953, [email protected] Ever wonder why male mosquitoes don’t bite? “They don’t have to make eggs,” explained Immo Hansen, associate professor of biology at New Mexico State University in the College of Arts and Sciences. “But, the females need nutrient proteins, so they take up our blood.” It’s through this process that … Read more

NMSU studying optimal variety, field protocol for new mechanized chile harvester

Date: 10/12/2015 Writer: Jane Moorman, 505-249-0527, [email protected] LAS CRUCES – New Mexicans love green chile. As that love expands regionally and nationally, the New Mexico growers are faced with an increasing problem – labor. Unlike red chile that is harvested mechanically, green chile benefits from the human touch, because broken fruits are undesirable. “Green chile is … Read more

NMSU researcher helps explore cost-effective, non-polluting enhanced geothermal systems

Date: 10/06/2015 Writer: Darrell J. Pehr, 575-646-3223, [email protected] Tapping the natural heat of the earth may be more cost-effective and clean thanks to a research project led by researchers at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory in collaboration with New Mexico State University Assistant Professor Kenneth C. Carroll. Carroll is a member of a group that has published … Read more

NMSU physics department to acquire new instrumentation through DOD funding

  Date: 05/07/2014 Writer: Isabel A. Rodriguez, 575-646-7066, [email protected] A team of faculty led by Professor Stefan Zollner of New Mexico State University has received a grant of about $300,000 for the acquisition of a high-resolution, high-intensity X-ray diffractometer and reflectometer. The grant was awarded through the Army Research Office from the Department of Defense Research … Read more

Researchers launch smart grid epicenter at NMSU

  Date: 04/15/2014 Writer: Isabel A. Rodriguez, 575-646-7066, [email protected] Professor Enrico Pontelli has received a $5 million, five-year grant from the National Science Foundation’s Center for Research Excellence in Science and Technology (CREST) to launch research that will focus on intelligent technologies for smart grids and develop a broad culture of smart grids at New Mexico … Read more

NMSU developing food supplement to improve cattle digestive system

  Date: 08/05/2014 Writer: Jane Moorman, 505-249-0527, [email protected] During drought, having cattle that can tolerate poor nutritional forage is the difference between a cow and calf operation going under, or staying in business. Pregnant cows have a harder time during drought because they are eating for two. If they are not able to consume and digest … Read more

NMSU professor redesigns scheduling in healthcare clinics to improve quality of service

  Date: 06/24/2014 Writer: Emilee Cantrell, (575) 646-2913, [email protected] Imagine going to the doctor’s office, seeing the doctor right away, and avoiding lengthy amounts of idle time in the waiting room. Yu-Li Huang, assistant professor of industrial engineering, and six NMSU students are researching how to redesign the outpatient scheduling system in clinics to be more … Read more

NMSU researchers studying new invasive pest from Africa, Asia

  Date: 06/11/2014 Writer: Jane Moorman, 505-249-0527, [email protected] LOS LUNAS – Brassica crops in New Mexico are in danger of attack from a new invasive pest – a stink bug called Bagrada hilaris, which is currently spreading through the Southern part of the United States. Researchers from New Mexico State University have joined others from California … Read more

NMSU’s annual poster fair explores wide array of research, creative activity

Date: 2013-10-21 Writer: Darrell J. Pehr, (575) 646-3223, [email protected] More than 40 research posters were presented at the 13th annual University Research Council’s Research and Creative Activities Fair Oct. 4 at New Mexico State University. With topics ranging from urban entomology and beet armyworms to a study of the mysteries of the universe, NMSU students, … Read more

NMSU cancer researcher pursues potential of unique estrogen receptor for diagnosis, treatment

Date: 2013-10-14 Writer: Minerva Baumann, (575) 646-7566, [email protected] The Tough Enough to Wear Pink campaign, which is having its annual fundraiser this week, and Cowboys for Cancer Research are among the first organizations that helped a New Mexico State University cancer researcher and his team to pursue efforts to unlock the potential of a unique … Read more