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The Department of Nutrition and Food Science was established in January 2005 upon a rich heritage of Aggie leadership in nutrition and food science.  In creating the Department, the state of Texas and Texas A&M University recognized the importance of the disciplines of nutrition and food science in maintaining health and preventing diseases.

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Recent Publications

  1. Pacheco, N, Méndez-Campos, GK, Herrera-Pool, IE, Alvarado-López, CJ, Ramos-Díaz, A, Ayora-Talavera, T et al.. PhyUpcal composition, phytochemical analysis and biological activity of ciricote (Cordia dodecandra A. D.C.) fruit from Yucatán. Nat. Prod. Res. 2020; :1-5. doi: 10.1080/14786419.2020.1774763. PubMed PMID:32496133 .
  2. Pineda, SS, Chin, YK, Undheim, EAB, Senff, S, Mobli, M, Dauly, C et al.. Structural venomics reveals evolution of a complex venom by duplication and diversification of an ancient peptide-encoding gene. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 2020;117 (21):11399-11408. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1914536117. PubMed PMID:32398368 .
  3. Kyritsi, K, Francis, H, Zhou, T, Ceci, L, Wu, N, Yhang, Z et al.. Downregulation of p16 decreases biliary damage and liver fibrosis in the Mdr2-/- mouse model of primary sclerosing cholangitis. Gene Expr. 2020; :. doi: 10.3727/105221620X15889714507961. PubMed PMID:32393417 .
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