Researchers working on disease-resistant peanuts

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Argen Duncan Work by a local peanut breeder to develop disease-resistant Valencia peanuts could benefit both farmers and consumers. Naveen Puppala, peanut breeder at the New Mexico State University Agricultural Science Center at Clovis, is collaborating with a researcher in Uganda to cross New Mexico Valencia peanuts with Ugandan Spanish and Virginia peanuts to find […]

ENMU research team studying how bacteria relate to humans

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Argen Duncan The workings of bacteria could shed light on how to combat human digestive problems as well as antibiotic-resistant diseases, and an Eastern New Mexico University research team is seeking the beginnings of the answers. Professor of Biology Manuel Varela and his lab team of students and a post-doctoral researcher study two topics: How […]

RGH testing for MRSA

By Thomas Garcia: PNT staff writer Roosevelt General Hospital started testing last week for methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus bacteria — the precursor for the so-called “super bug” — as part of a statewide program. RGH is one of 16 state hospitals voluntarily participating in the program that is monitoring the spread of MRSA in healthcare facilities, […]