Mask mandates reduced COVID-19 in about two-thirds of U.S. states

June 1st, 2021

Researchers who concluded that mask mandates contributed to a reduction in cases of COVID-19 in two-thirds of states noted that masks must be worn properly and deployed in conjunction with other mitigating measures for maximum effectiveness. Photo: © Martinmark, Dreamstime.com. An analysis from Texas Tech University’s Department of Environmental Toxicology has affirmed the benefits of […]

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Bayer CropScience opens Seed Innovation Center

September 10th, 2015

Bayer CropScience has opened a new Seed Innovation Center on the Texas Tech University campus in Lubbock. The 100,000-square-foot center will host the company’s global cotton business, growth rooms for plant cells, molecular biology laboratories and a greenhouse to support research in cotton, soybeans and wheat. The greenhouse can hold 30,000 midsize cotton plants and […]

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Path to success

April 1st, 2015

FiberTect® illustrates a successful strategy for commercializing a new technology. By Seshadri Ramkumar, Ph.D. “Applied research deserves Nobel prizes,” proclaimed the editorial of Nature Materials in January 2010. Although the Nobels are known to be rewarded only to basic discoveries, there are plenty of examples to showcase rewarding research of applied nature—for example, the 2014 […]

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