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Understanding disease transmission in ticks

Understanding disease transmission in ticks

CAMERON SHEPPARD, Evergreen contributor

October 2, 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 28, 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 27, 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 26, 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 20, 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 19, 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 19, 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...

BPA alternatives are also harmful, researcher says

BPA alternatives are also harmful, researcher says

HANNAH WELZBACKER, Evergreen reporter

September 17, 2018


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

WSU researchers have found that alternatives to the chemical bisphenol A, commonly known as BPA, are causing genetic abnormalities in mice. This discovery is not the first time Patricia Hunt, a professor in the WSU School of Molecular Biosciences and the lead author of a study in the latest issue...

WSU accused of animal deaths, abuse

YASMEEN WAFAI, Evergreen assistant news editor

August 15, 2018


Filed under News, Pullman Community, Research, Safety, WSU Pullman campus

An animal rights group called WSU a “criminal laboratory” after it received documents it claims contain evidence of negligence toward animals by the university. One of the incidents in the documents involved a group of infant bats that developed a disease called cachexia which resulted in their...

Researchers combat costly parasitic worm

Researchers combat costly parasitic worm

DYLAN GREENE, Evergreen life & leisure editor

July 3, 2018


Filed under Life, News, Research, Showcase

A pair of researchers at WSU are working on a natural-based solution to confront a microscopic pest affecting agriculture across the Northwest. This pest is a parasitic worm called a root-knot nematode. It can fit on the tip of a pencil and can’t be seen with the naked eye, but Cynthia Gleason,...

US Secretary of Agriculture tours WSU

US Secretary of Agriculture tours WSU

IAN SMAY, Evergreen news editor

July 2, 2018


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

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue visited WSU on Monday as part of a tour of Eastern Washington and land grant universities with Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-WA. Perdue began his tour in Spokane before making his way to Pullman, according to a press release. Once on campus, he walked through...

Finding an efficient way to treat blindness

Finding an efficient way to treat blindness

DYLAN GREENE, Evergreen life & leisure editor

June 28, 2018


Filed under Life, News, Research, Showcase, Wellness

An assistant professor and a doctorate student at WSU have helped develop a prototype in an effort to make treatment for the two leading causes of blindness in the U.S. less expensive and more effective. Kuen-Ren Chen is the professor and Maher Amer is the doctorate student. Both are aiming to combat...

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