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Prof studies body camera footage

ZARA CRUDEN, Evergreen reporter

February 12, 2018


Filed under Crime, News, Research, WSU Pullman campus

A WSU researcher is using police body camera footage to understand how law enforcers use force and interact with civilians. David Makin, a WSU criminal justice professor and lead researcher on the project, said over the course of 50 years of history and research into police encounters, no one has...

Researchers look to save collapsing bee colonies

Researchers look to save collapsing bee colonies

DEENA MIGLIAZZO, Evergreen reporter

February 9, 2018


Filed under News, Research, Showcase

Two WSU researchers won $10,000 in a competition for their development of a food supplement that protects honey bees from toxic molecules in pesticides, insecticides and herbicides. Waled Suliman, a postdoctoral researcher in the biological systems engineering department, and Brandon Hopkins, an entomology...

Marsupial mutation could help fight human cancers

Marsupial mutation could help fight human cancers

BREANNE SEARING, Evergreen reporter

February 7, 2018


Filed under News, Research, WSU Pullman campus

Tasmanian devils are the only animal known to be able to fight off cancerous tumors, and a WSU researcher hopes to find how that ability could transfer to human cancer treatment. Mark Margres, a postdoctoral researcher in the School of Biological Sciences, presented his research on the regression...

Researchers develop new needle

Researchers develop new needle

BAILEY CAMPBELL, Evergreen reporter

February 6, 2018


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

AWSU research team is developing steerable needles that use waterjets to reduce tissue damage and lower the risk of infection in medical procedures. John Swensen directs WSU’s Modeling, Motion and Medical Robotics Laboratory, or M3, which is developing needles that can be controlled by medical robots....

Tiny crustaceans endure extremes

Tiny crustaceans endure extremes

TEVA MAYER, Evergreen managing editor

January 26, 2018


Filed under News, Research, WSU Pullman campus

Aquariums gurgle inside closed labs as Wes Dowd navigates the marine science wing of Heald Hall. Dowd, an associate professor of environmental animal physiology, will spend the next three years studying copepods, microscopic crustaceans that live in intertidal pools. He will research how their unique...

Team develops chemotherapy project

Team develops chemotherapy project

BAILEY CAMPBELL, Evergreen reporter

January 24, 2018


Filed under News, Research, Showcase, WSU Pullman campus

After his dad was diagnosed with cancer in 2008, WSU doctoral graduate Kevin Gray set out to alleviate the symptoms of chemotherapy. Gray, co-founder of Chimeric Designs Inc. and a chemical engineer, has since created a team of scientists to reduce post-treatment effects on cancer patients. Gray said...

Floyd College of Medicine brings in $10 million

SANG JUNG, Evergreen reporter

January 9, 2018


Filed under News, Research, WSU Spokane

Twenty-one research teams received a total of $10 million in new grants and contracts for the coming year at WSU’s newly opened Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine in Spokane. The new money will fund research on gene mutations linked to colon cancer, the relationship between sleep disturbance and...

Development can lead to wealth disparity, study finds

TAYLOR CARNESS, Evergreen reporter

December 4, 2017


Filed under News, Research

Societies who have access to new technologies can boost their potential wealth, but this also boosts total wealth inequality, a new anthropological study led by WSU researchers found. Anthropology professor Timothy Kohler, along with a team of researchers from across the U.S. and Europe, led a study...

Under Pressure

Under Pressure

KATIE SHADLER, Evergreen reporter

December 1, 2017


Filed under Administration, News, Research, Showcase

For the first time, a team of WSU researchers observed and recorded the formation of hexagonal diamonds from graphite, which occurred in nanoseconds. The hexagonal diamonds, also called lonsdaleite, are about 60 percent stronger than stones used for engagement rings, which are typically formed during...

Holidays politicized, researcher finds

Holidays politicized, researcher finds

JESSICA ZHOU, Evergreen assistant news editor

November 17, 2017


Filed under Local elections, News, Politics, Research, WSU Pullman campus

Republican voters were more likely to cut gatherings with Democratic family members short than the other way around, and the more saturated an area was with political advertising, the shorter family gatherings were, a WSU economics doctoral candidate found. Ryne Rohla co-authored a paper with M. Keith Chen of University of California, Los Angelos, matching the l...

Colleges cut funding to environmental centers

Colleges cut funding to environmental centers

CODY COTTIER, Evergreen reporter

November 14, 2017


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

Two programs face cuts as university lowers spending

Electrochemical project wins Defense Innovation Award

Electrochemical project wins Defense Innovation Award

JONATHAN VILLANUEVA, Evergreen reporter

November 1, 2017


Filed under News, Research, WSU Pullman campus

A team of WSU researchers was awarded the Defense Innovation Award for developing a bandage-like adhesive with small embedded circuits to treat bacterial infections and facilitate wound healing. Mia Kiamco, a doctoral candidate in chemical engineering at WSU, contributed to the study, and said the...

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