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Proposed laws may remove daylight saving time switch

Proposed laws may remove daylight saving time switch

CHERYL AARNIO, Evergreen reporter

March 17, 2019

Proposed bills in the Washington State Legislature involve the removal of the daylight saving time switch, as WSU researchers found that the hour switch negatively impacts sleep. SB 5139, a Senate bill to make daylight saving time year-round, passed in the Senate, according to the Washington State Legislature web...

Microscope allows three-dimensional reconstruction

Microscope allows three-dimensional reconstruction

JAYCE CARRAL, Evergreen reporter

March 8, 2019

A new microscope is open for student and faculty use at the Franceschi Microscopy and Imaging Center (FMIC). FMIC staff scientist Daniel Mullendore said the Apreo VolumeScope is a scanning electron microscope (SEM) capable of taking thin sections of a biological sample, resulting in a three-dime...

Researchers separate gas, combat climate change

Researchers separate gas, combat climate change

CHERYL AARNIO, Evergreen reporter

March 8, 2019

A WSU research team is working on solutions to climate change. A new process could capture and separate carbon dioxide from gases emitted from industrial processes. The main reason they are researching this separation is climate change. “CO2 is a greenhouse gas, right?” said Xiahui Zhang,...

WSU graduate student discovers 2,000-year-old artifact

WSU graduate student discovers 2,000-year-old artifact

ELAYNE RODRIGUEZ, Evergreen reporter

March 7, 2019

A WSU anthropologist uncovered the oldest known tattooing tool in western North America. Andrew D. Gillreath-Brown, WSU anthropology Ph.D. candidate, said the 2,000-year-old tattoo tool artifact is made from skunkbush sumac twig with yucca leaf strips that hold two prickly pear spines. The tool came...

Researchers study visuals’ effect on learning

Researchers study visuals’ effect on learning

SANDY VO, Evergreen reporter

March 6, 2019

Two researchers are studying how visual literacy skills can be incorporated into their teaching. Erika G. Offerdahl, associate professor for WSU’s School of Molecular Biosciences, said visual literacy skills can be described as skills that help students learn how to develop visual representation...

Veterinary students can use Stage III to learn how to operate on animals

Veterinary students can use Stage III to learn how to operate on animals

KAYE GILL, Evergreen reporter

March 4, 2019

WSU’s College of Veterinary Medicine now has a tool that will aid veterinary students in learning how to operate on animals. The tool marks the first of its kind. “Stage III is a hybrid simulation technology,” said Karen Hunt, WSU Office of Research public relations coordinator. “It was d...

Library displays history of veterinary medicine at WSU

Library displays history of veterinary medicine at WSU

HANNAH WELZBACKER, Evergreen reporter

February 28, 2019

A portion of the WSU Veterinary History Collection is on display from now through summer session at the Animal Health Library in Wegner Hall, Room 170. Suzanne Fricke, WSU animal health sciences librarian, said Dr. J Frederick Smithcors started the collection in 1978. The collection contains almost 1,900...

WSU hosts science symposium for plant research

WSU hosts science symposium for plant research

CAMERON SHEPPARD, Evergreen reporter

February 28, 2019

The WSU Plant Science Symposium, an event centered on research and advances in the agricultural industry, will be held in the Elson S. Floyd Cultural Center on March 22 from 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Stephanie Sjoberg, lead organizer of the event and a Ph.D candidate in the department of crop and soil sci...

Plant scientists develop wheat for celiac disease sufferers

Plant scientists develop wheat for celiac disease sufferers

CAMERON SHEPPARD, Evergreen reporter

February 26, 2019

Researchers at WSU have developed a genetically-engineered variety of wheat that helps break down gluten within the human digestive tract, benefiting those who suffer from celiac disease. Sachin Rustgi, adjunct professor of crop and soil sciences at WSU, said celiac disease is a genetic disease tha...

Pollution affects health, physician says

Pollution affects health, physician says

CAMERON SHEPPARD, Evergreen reporter

February 21, 2019

During his lecture about impacts of climate change on human health yesterday at the Elson S. Floyd Cultural Center, Dr. Paul Auerbach said pollution causes a number of ailments and estimated that 8 million deaths have occurred because of the effects of climate change. He started the lecture by reminding the au...

Potential bill to protect research cats, dogs

Potential bill to protect research cats, dogs

KAYE GILL, Evergreen reporter

February 19, 2019

The Washington State Legislature brought up a bill Feb. 5 in a Senate hearing that would require facilities that conduct research on dogs and cats, such as WSU and University of Washington, to offer its animals to rescue organizations for adoption. Chris Mulick, the director of state relations, said, “...

New bill may allow underage students taste wine outside of classroom

New bill may allow underage students taste wine outside of classroom

CODY SCHOELER, Evergreen reporter

February 14, 2019

An important bill for viticulture and enology students now includes allowing underage students in the major to drink at wineries. The new legislation has passed out of its house committee and is on its way to becoming a law. Chris Mulick, WSU director of state relations, said this is an extension...

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