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Researchers connect cholesterol, swelling

Researchers connect cholesterol, swelling

CAMERON SHEPPARD, Evergreen reporter

April 18, 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 17, 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 15, 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 15, 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...

Student plans app to reduce DUI rates

Student plans app to reduce DUI rates

LAUREN ELLENBECKER, Evergreen reporter

April 14, 2019

A WSU student created a concept for an app in response to an increase in rates of drunk driving in Washington. Savanna Obernberger, junior criminal justice major, said she worked with the Washington Traffic Safety Commission and four classmates in a crime prevention strategies course. She said the...

Team aims to find bee disease solution

Team aims to find bee disease solution

CHERYL AARNIO, Evergreen reporter

April 11, 2019

A WSU research team will study refrigeration storage in hopes that there will be fewer losses from parasites during almond pollination. The grants from the Almond Board of California and the Washington Tree Fruit Research Commission totaled $200,000 for three 20-foot by 8-foot cargo containers, which w...

Researchers study effects of alcohol concentration in wine

Researchers study effects of alcohol concentration in wine

CAMERON SHEPPARD, Evergreen reporter

April 11, 2019

Research done by scientists at WSU suggests that a wine's alcohol concentration may play a larger role than other properties of the wine in determining its taste, aroma and mouthfeel. Jim Harbertson, an associate professor of enology, said the study involved producing wines of different alcohol concentra...

Wine research could control taste, alcohol levels

Wine research could control taste, alcohol levels

CODY SCHOELER, Evergreen reporter

April 9, 2019

WSU researchers may change the future of the wine industry with their research into wine flavor and aroma. Victoria Paup, a doctorate student in the School of Food Science, has been doing two-faceted research regarding wine and its taste. She said the first involves the types of yeasts that are used...

Researchers create catalyst to work in low temperatures

Researchers create catalyst to work in low temperatures

HANNAH WELZBACKER, Evergreen reporter

April 8, 2019

A WSU researcher has partnered with colleagues from the University of New Mexico and the Eindhoven University of Technology to develop a catalyst used in vehicle exhaust emissions that can withstand high temperatures and reduce pollutants at low temperatures. Abhaya Datye, a professor in the University...

Scientists search for answers to hoof disease

Scientists search for answers to hoof disease

CHERYL AARNIO, Evergreen reporter

April 7, 2019

Across the state, elk are limping from elk hoof disease. Many of them even die from it. WSU researchers are now trying to determine the cause.  Margaret Wild, professor in the Department of Veterinary Microbiology and Pathology, said elk feet acquire sores from this disease. These lesions end up sp...

Aerospace Club builds rocket for international competition

Aerospace Club builds rocket for international competition

HANNAH WELZBACKER, Evergreen reporter

April 3, 2019

The WSU Aerospace Club is building a rocket to compete in the third annual Spaceport America Cup in New Mexico. Club Vice President Bryson Jaipean, a junior mechanical engineering student, is also the vice-lead of the rocket team. He said the competition is highly competitive, as entries come from...

Proposal could fund college of medicine

Proposal could fund college of medicine

CHERYL AARNIO, Evergreen reporter

April 3, 2019

The Washington State Legislature has released plans in the 2019-2021 budget proposals for the expansion of the Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine and the Washington Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory (WADDL). WSU requested $14.4 million to pay for medical school operations for third- and fourth-year s...

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