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The Daily Evergreen

The student voice of Washington State University since 1895

The Daily Evergreen

The student voice of Washington State University since 1895

The Daily Evergreen

A bee covered in pollen in Yakima County, Wash., May 27th, 2022.

WSU researchers are buzzing about honeybee colonies

GREY KAMASZ, Evergreen reporter February 2, 2023

A WSU team is studying the operations and health of honeybee colonies throughout the pollination season to better aid growers and beekeepers, which will be completed in spring 2024.  The research project...

Philip Bates stands in the Plant Sciences Building, Nov. 13.

Scientists engineer plants for production of biofertilizer

DAVID HUTNER, Evergreen reporter December 9, 2022

A group of three international plant biologists seek to develop a system for producing fungal spores, which can be seeded with plants to act as a biofertilizer. The biofertilizer provides a more natural...

The UGT2B17 enzyme is three to five more times fully expressed in males than females.

Do drugs have different effects on males versus females?

GREY KAMASZ, Evergreen reporter November 17, 2022

Bhagwat Prasad’s lab at WSU Spokane is examining drug effects in on males and females to find a correlation between an individual’s characteristics and the way their bodies process drugs. Prasad,...

A chinook salmon swims against the current in Issaquah Creek, Oct. 18th.

Zombie Salmon rise from the dead

MASON MARON November 2, 2022

A cold shiver of autumn wind brushes through the trees, shaking their yellowing leaves. A handful break off of their branches and drift slowly downward, floating effortlessly towards a rushing, frigid...

The mutated protein that stops a baby’s heart

The mutated protein that stops a baby’s heart

DAVID HUTNER, Evergreen reporter October 19, 2022

An inherited mutation to the protein leiomodin causes babies to develop dilated cardiomyopathy, which often results in early death. Graduate research assistant Garry Smith said he has always been interested...

Researchers aim to design structures that can easily be dissembled and reassembled without damaging the material.

WSU researchers tackle carbon-neutral housing

GREY KAMASZ, Evergreen reporter October 11, 2022

To fund their research of carbon-neutral housing, WSU, along with the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and Green Canopy NODE, received a grant of $2.6 million in federal funding and over $250,000...

Copper-based antifouling  paint is the most common way to treat organism buildup on boats.

‘We are here to protect the environment of Washington state residents’

DAVID HUTNER, Evergreen reporter October 6, 2022

With $240,809 in funding from the Washington State Department of Ecology, WSU researchers will test environmentally-friendly alternatives for antifouling boat paints. Fouling is the formation of aquatic...

A Formalloy machine performs directed energy deposition additive manufacturing, Sep. 19.

Martian dust may provide key to colonization of Mars

GREY KAMASZ, Evergreen reporter September 22, 2022

From Martian dust and metal powder, WSU may be able to 3D print metal and potentially pave the way for lunar missions and the colonization of Mars.  The Martian dust is not actual dust procured from...

“In space right now, when you launch a rocket, you have to carry all of your fuel with you.
It’s like if you wanted to go on a road trip to Maine, but you couldn’t stop at any gas stations along the way.”

Origami bladder design pumps freezing propellants into space

DAVID HUTNER, Evergreen reporter September 21, 2022

WSU researchers are being funded by NASA and Blue Origin to research origami bladder designs for propulsion of fluids at very low temperatures. Kjell Westra, doctorate student of philosophy and mechanical...

DGLA could cause nematodes to become infertile.

Fatty acid-induced cell death may fight cancer

DAVID HUTNER, Evergreen reporter September 15, 2022

Researchers at WSU seek to better understand the mechanisms of ferroptosis, a programmed cell death process dependent on iron, and how it can be triggered by polyunsaturated fatty acids. The fatty acid-induced...

Aida Duarte prepares to observe the interaction between nematodes and bacteria in the Vogel laboratory, Aug. 30.

Researchers study microscopic worms’ impact on agriculture

DAVID HUTNER, Evergreen reporter September 1, 2022

Researchers for the Department of Plant Pathology at WSU are studying bacteria that are transmitted via parasitic nematodes, which are similar to microscopic worms. The bacteria being studied are within...

WSU researchers study risks of mixing drugs

WSU researchers study risks of mixing drugs

DAVID HUTNER, Evergreen reporter August 25, 2022

The National Institute of Health awarded a $38,521 grant to a doctoral candidate at WSU Spokane to research drug-drug interactions between cannabis and hydrocodone, a type of opioid. The F31 grant is...

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