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People posting more selfies on Instagram may be viewed as less likable, adventurous

People posting more selfies on Instagram may be viewed as less likable, adventurous

CHERYL AARNIO, Evergreen reporter

August 28, 2019

People who post more selfies than posed photos on Instagram are likely to be perceived negatively by others, according to a study done by WSU researchers. Students participated in a survey where they had 10 seconds to look at 30 Instagram posts of 30 different users. They answered questions related...

Grant given to elk hoof disease researchers

Grant given to elk hoof disease researchers

CHERYL AARNIO, Evergreen reporter

August 27, 2019

WSU received a $100,000 grant for the construction of a captive research facility that will house elk on campus. Researchers will use the building to study elk hoof disease, a “debilitating” disease that causes elk to form sores on their feet, said Margaret Wild, professor in the department of ve...

Irrigation system to use less water

Irrigation system to use less water

GEORGE ERALIL, Evergreen reporter

August 20, 2019

The WSU crop and soil sciences department developed a new irrigation system that has shown to use less water than traditional irrigation systems, while still maintaining yield. Pete Jacoby, a professor in the department of crop and soil sciences, said he invented the new Direct Root-Zone irrigation...

Researchers rear threatened species of frog

Researchers rear threatened species of frog

CHERYL AARNIO, Evergreen reporter

August 19, 2019

In an effort to reintroduce the Northern Leopard frog in Washington state, WSU researchers have been raising frogs to release them into the wild. Tadpoles were reared at WSU in artificial ponds that were partly designed and implemented by Erica Crespi, assistant professor in the school of biological...

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...

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