Elison Blancaflor, Ph.D. News
Noble Research Institute researchers earn a rare opportunity to launch an experiment into space.
For the most part, every student in every biology class across the country that uses common light microscopes are typically only looking at dead cells. Death, of course, makes biology the study of living organisms highly problematic.
For me, the Noble Research Institute is an extension of the small town I have come to know and love as home.
Rocketing plants into space seeks outcomes for Earths farmers and future space explorers.
Defining Elison Blancaflor is a bit of a challenge. Family man? Yes. Scientist? Check. Athlete? Absolutely. Musician? A little bit. Yes, Blancaflor, Ph.D., is as multi-faceted as the cells he studies every day in his laboratory as a principal investigator at the Noble Research Institute.
One of the Noble Research Institute's new research clusters aims to better understand plant growth and development.
A herd of almost 1,000 cows moseyed around the world as employees and friends of the Noble Research Institute carried their blue cows while traveling. (We only lost a few to those cattle-rustling TSA agents.)
One of the first Americans to appreciate the flavor of pecans was George Washington, who planted the stately trees on the lawns of Mount Vernon in 1775. Yet true cultivation of the nuts wouldn't...
Noble Research Institute researchers work toward agricultural advancements for the benefit of farmers, ranchers and consumers in the Southern Great Plains and beyond – perhaps even to outer space one...
Agricultural research is essential to society, yet it lacks adequate public funding for keeping pace with challenges facing farmers, ranchers and, ultimately, consumers.
Researchers at Noble are gaining a better understanding of how deep and in what direction plant roots grow. Their hope is to provide knowledge that enables breeding of plants better able to utilize limited water and nutrient resources with the help of deeper roots.
Microscopes have become an integral component of youth education programs at the Noble Research Institute and throughout Oklahoma.
Auxins, which are naturally found in plants, trigger root formation. Scientists are testing ways to improve how auxins are absorbed and used by plant cells.
Noble researchers are developing technologies that allow them to uncover roots and harness their ability to generate more nutrient-efficient, more resilient and more sustainable plant varieties.