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Research looks for solution to wheat, barley disease

Research looks for solution to wheat, barley disease

ANNABELLE HUTSON, Evergreen contributor

October 10, 2018


Filed under News, Research, Top-feature

Few know that rust does not only develop on metals, but also develops on plants in the form of disease. Stripe rust affects wheat and barley crops causing serious financial loss for farmers. The disease is especially a problem for local farmers, who produce mass amounts of wheat used and exported...

Professor named highly influential by American Chemical Society

Professor named highly influential by American Chemical Society

CODY SCHOELER, Evergreen reporter

October 9, 2018


Filed under Faculty, Features, News, Research, Showcase, WSU Pullman campus

WSU Associate Professor Jean-Sabin McEwen was named a highly influential researcher by the American Chemical Society on Sept. 26. McEwen, who has published 40 papers, some of which are in prestigious journals, received the award for his work in the field of catalysis. James Peterson, director of...

WSU researcher looks to find solution to fish mortality

WSU researcher looks to find solution to fish mortality

CHERYL AARNIO, Evergreen reporter

October 7, 2018


Filed under News, Research, Showcase

A WSU researcher is studying how urban stormwater runoff affects fish health. Jenifer McIntyre, assistant professor at the Washington Stormwater Center in Puyallup, Washington, is working with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Fisheries and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services. Recent...

Donators contribute to planned pollinator facility

Donators contribute to planned pollinator facility

HANNAH WELZBACKER, Evergreen reporter

October 4, 2018


Filed under Local, News, Pullman Community, Research, Top-feature, WSU Pullman campus

Center would include diagnostics lab, molecular lab, controlled atmosphere rooms

WSU professor works to improve smart power grids

WSU professor works to improve smart power grids

CHERYL AARNIO, Evergreen reporter

October 3, 2018


Filed under News, Research, Showcase, WSU Pullman campus

A WSU associate professor of power systems engineering is working on ways to make power grids better at functioning in situations that might normally cause failure, such as a storm or cyber-attack. Anurag Srivastava, director of Smart Grid Demonstration and Research Investigation Lab, hosted a workshop...

Understanding disease transmission in ticks

Understanding disease transmission in ticks

CAMERON SHEPPARD, Evergreen contributor

October 1, 2018


Filed under News, Pullman Community, Research

Research at WSU to understand how the mechanisms of tick immune systems operate could help uncover ways to affect how ticks carry and transmit diseases, many of which affect humans. One type of tick, Ixodes scapularis, can transmit at least seven different diseases from feeding on the blood of a host,...

Safety of gene editing tool unlikely to affect WSU researchers

Safety of gene editing tool unlikely to affect WSU researchers

RACHEL SUN, Evergreen news editor

September 27, 2018


Filed under Local, News, Research, Showcase, WSU Pullman campus

Gene editing is quickly becoming a serious consideration for medical professionals and animal researchers as a way to combat disease and create more productive food animals. That technology is already in use worldwide. In China, the Hangzhou Cancer Hospital is implementing the gene editing tool CRISPR,...

Technology company started by WSU professors receives grant

Technology company started by WSU professors receives grant

HANNAH WELZBACKER, Evergreen reporter

September 26, 2018


Filed under News, Research, WSU Pullman campus

A startup company launched by a WSU professor has received a $740,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to continue research and eventually commer­cialize a new, less expensive and easy-to-use microscope. Matthew McCluskey, a profes­sor in the department of physics and astronomy, filed...

WSU psychologist receives honor from APA

WSU psychologist receives honor from APA

HAYLEY MARTINEZ, Evergreen reporter

September 25, 2018


Filed under Faculty, Features, News, Research, WSU Pullman campus

A psychology professor at WSU was named Group Psychologist of the Year by the American Psychological Association at a convention in San Francisco in August. David Marcus, professor and chair of the psychology department, believes he was given the honor because he is an editor of the journal the division...

Student explores heavy metal music, Indian culture in research

Student explores heavy metal music, Indian culture in research

CHERYL AARNIO, Evergreen reporter

September 19, 2018


Filed under News, Research, Top-feature

Daniel Cullinan, a history major at WSU, spent a month last summer doing research in India. Now he’s writing an article on heavy metal he hopes to publish in a scholarly journal. Cullinan’s interest in the topic stemmed from work in an Asian studies course, in which he interviewed Mushaf Nazeer,...

Event highlights new plant research facility

Event highlights new plant research facility

MADYSEN MCLAIN, Evergreen reporter

September 18, 2018


Filed under News, Research, WSU Pullman campus

The Plant Phenomics Symposium celebrated the installment of the new phenomics facility in Johnson Hall on Tuesday. The new phenocenter was secured through a grant from the M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust authored by Kiwamn Tanaka, Henning Kunz, Karen Sanguinet, Scot Hulbert, Zhiwu Zhang and Helmut Kirchoff. The...

New way to deliver drugs to infection sites

New way to deliver drugs to infection sites

HANNAH WELZBACKER, Evergreen reporter

September 18, 2018


Filed under News, Research, WSU Pullman campus

Researchers at WSU have found a new way to fight sepsis, a systemic inflammatory response that can cause organ failure. Can Yang Zhang, a postdoctoral research associate in the Laboratory for Disease-Driven Design of Nanotherapeutics, which is part of the WSU College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical...

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