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Dr. Elizabeth Hood Secures Pair of Research Grants

By |2018-04-09T18:15:27+00:00April 9th, 2018|

Two U.S. patents in plant biotechnology and agriculture have been issued to Dr. Elizabeth Hood, Lipscomb Distinguished Professor of Agriculture. The first, regulatory sequence of cupin family gene, has potential applications in the pharmaceutical industry and other areas. The second, methods of expressing and detecting the activity of expansion in plant cells, helps to make large [...]

AAAS annual meeting; February 15-19, 2018; Austin, TX

By |2018-02-13T17:46:04+00:00February 13th, 2018|

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) has an annual meeting every year in February. AAAS is the largest scientific organization in the world with over 120,000 members worldwide. Exciting breakthroughs in science are reported every year with symposia addressing several hot areas in science. Many of the presentations are covered by the [...]

Arkansas Soil and Water Conference 2018 Highlights

By |2018-02-08T17:31:22+00:00February 8th, 2018|

Several stimulating talks on the state of water use in Arkansas were presented by representatives of the Arkansas Natural Resources Commission (AR Water Plan) and by USA Rice.  Nutrient balance and loss were discussed in relation to retention in the soil versus washing downstream and contributing to the dead zone in the Mississippi Delta off the [...]

Utilization of Manganese Peroxidase (MnP) at Industrial Scale

By |2018-01-11T15:50:07+00:00January 10th, 2018|

Peroxidase enzymes contain iron atoms (Fe2+) in their active sites. They use peroxides such as hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) to receive electrons, making water as a product. After donating an electron to peroxide, their activated iron can accept electrons from a variety of organic and inorganic compounds with a variety of consequences. This activity has been [...]