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Researchers develop drug delivery system to reduce cancer cell growth

Researchers develop drug delivery system to reduce cancer cell growth

GEORGE ERALIL, Evergreen reporter

July 11, 2019

A new study conducted by WSU researchers in Pullman found that a common spice could help reduce cancer cell growth. Susmita Bose, Herman and Brita Lindholm Endowed Chair Professor and lead researcher, said the new curcumin-based drug delivery system developed recorded over a 90-percent reduction in...

WSU researchers find way to use plastic as fuel

WSU researchers find way to use plastic as fuel

GABRIEL BRAVO, Evergreen reporter

July 4, 2019

WSU researchers in Tri-Cities have found a way to turn plastic waste into jet fuel. This new process could theoretically use 100 percent of plastic waste material to fuel power jets and semi-trucks. Plastics like grocery bags, water bottles, milk jugs or other low-density polyethylene materials (LDPE)...

Medicinal cannabis research expected to begin this summer

Medicinal cannabis research expected to begin this summer

GABRIEL BRAVO, Evergreen reporter

May 30, 2019

WSU and the Puyallup Tribe of Indians have joined efforts to track the effects of medicinal cannabis use with patients. Michael Thompson, communications director for the tribe, said the lack of medicinal cannabis research is one of the driving forces of this new project. This survey would provide...

Sensor will detect expired milk before opening, researchers discover

Sensor will detect expired milk before opening, researchers discover

SYDNEY BROWN, Evergreen reporter

May 16, 2019

A newly developed sensor for plastic milk gallons will be able to determine if milk is expired before the consumer opens the container. Shyam Sablani, researcher and professor in the Department of Biological Systems Engineering, said a team of researchers led by the department, the WSU and UI School...

WSU, UI to host program on pollinators

WSU, UI to host program on pollinators

KURIA POUNDS, Evergreen reporter

May 3, 2019

The entomology departments of WSU and University of Idaho will team up together to host a family-friendly workshop about pollinators on the Palouse. The workshop will take place 2-4 p.m. Saturday at the Palouse-Clearwater Environmental Institute in Moscow. Jessica Fung, graduate student at the...

Researcher analyzes data from college-aged males on sexual violence

Researcher analyzes data from college-aged males on sexual violence

JAYCE CARRAL, Evergreen reporter

May 3, 2019

An associate professor at WSU helped analyze research on the sexual aggression of college-aged males. Michael Cleveland, department of human development associate professor, said the research implemented the use of longitudinal data, or data collected over a period of time, to examine how alcohol...

Researcher studies monsoons in South Asia

Researcher studies monsoons in South Asia

CAMERON SHEPPARD, Evergreen reporter

April 29, 2019

As monsoons in South Asia become less predictable and more intense, WSU research is helping understand how and why it happens. Deepti Singh, assistant professor in WSU’s School of the Environment, said seasonal monsoons have an impact on the life and economy of people living in countries like India. Singh...

Lack of resources prompted research of WSU buildings

Lack of resources prompted research of WSU buildings

CAMERON SHEPPARD, Evergreen reporter

April 26, 2019

Students at WSU researched the architectural history of the university to compose an informational booklet that will help guide future builders to be consistent with the campus’s design standards. Phil Gruen, WSU associate professor of architecture, said the idea for this project came from the lack...

Researchers connect cholesterol, swelling

Researchers connect cholesterol, swelling

CAMERON SHEPPARD, Evergreen reporter

April 19, 2019

Researchers at WSU found that a certain type of cholesterol in the body could be linked to cancer and other heart health issues. Santanu Bose, professor in the department of veterinary microbiology and pathology, said inflammation is a “double-edged sword” because it is needed to help fight infection,...

Researchers work to decrease salt levels in food, but keep same taste

Researchers work to decrease salt levels in food, but keep same taste

CHERYL AARNIO, Evergreen reporter

April 18, 2019

Researchers are testing different salt compounds in everyday food items like tomato soup. They are using an electronic tongue with seven sensors that each react to one of the flavors: sweet, sour, salty, spicy, bitter, umami and metallic, said Carolyn Ross, director of the Sensory Evaluation Facil...

Research shows road chemical damages street health

Research shows road chemical damages street health

HANNAH WELZBACKER, Evergreen reporter

April 16, 2019

A WSU researcher found that a chemical used on the roads during snowy weather has dangerous, and hidden, effects on the health of roadways and bridges. Xianming Shi, WSU civil and environmental engineering associate professor, found that samples of concrete exposed to magnesium chloride with repeate...

WSU releases documentary on government, Shoshone Bannock treaty

WSU releases documentary on government, Shoshone Bannock treaty

DAISY ZAVALA, Evergreen reporter

April 16, 2019

A WSU documentary, filmed over the course of eight years, showed research on an unratified treaty between the U.S. and the mixed-band of Shoshone Bannock and sheep-eater people. Alicia Woodard, a part-time history graduate student, said the documentary brings to light how the federal government t...

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