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The student voice of Washington State University since 1895

The Daily Evergreen

The student voice of Washington State University since 1895

The Daily Evergreen

Senior Olivia Hayden will graduate this spring with a degree in biochemistry.

Senior biochemist finds Cougar family in Air Force ROTC, research community

FRANKIE BEER, Evergreen news editor April 28, 2022

Olivia Hayden lifts a 40-pound bag of sand over her shoulders, preparing to walk from Pullman to Moscow alongside her brother and the rest of Air Force ROTC Detachment 905.  At around 3:30 a.m., she...

Senior Brianna Knode will graduate this spring with degrees in chemistry and genetics and cell biology.

Chemistry, genetics major to research cancer biology at Cornell

GREY KAMASZ, Evergreen reporter April 28, 2022

Brianna Knode initially considered WSU as a safety school when she was applying to colleges four years ago. She toured the Pullman campus out of convenience, only to fall in love with the friendly environment...

Some people deny their CHS diagnosis because cannabis is often thought of as a treatment for nausea, not something that causes it.

Cannabinoid Hyperemesis Syndrome: Dangers of the stoner lifestyle

TOM ABBOTT, Evergreen sports editor April 14, 2022

Cannabinoid Hyperemesis Syndrome is a medical condition causing repeated and severe vomiting in long-time daily cannabis users.  CHS has a very brief history in the world of medicine, first described...

Plants can communicate through vast interconnected root networks, intertwined by symbiotic fungi called mycorrhizae.

The power of plant communication

ISABELLE BUSCH, Evergreen reporter, columnist April 14, 2022

As a biology major, I tend to focus on the wonders of the animal world: species interactions between badgers and coyotes, reindeer adaptations and the evolution of the pronghorn antelope. But there is a...

Miranda Kling switched her STEM major several times, before finally landing on microbiology.

‘There are so many things we can’t see’ — resilient microbiology researcher in the making

TRINITY WILLSEY, Evergreen reporter December 9, 2021

Miranda Kling took her first biology class in freshman year while at Big Bend Community College in Moses Lake, Washington. She immediately became interested in biology.  “There are so many things...

The diagrm shows how the Trojan virus carries part of the disease. After the cell is infected, it will divide and replicate to destroy the disease-causing cell.

Trojan horse but in virus form

TRINITY WILLSEY, Evergreen reporter December 9, 2021

WSU researchers received a grant to develop a new virus-killing technology against COVID-19.  The Trailblazer Award from the National Institute of Health and National Institute of Biomedical Engineering...

mRNA from the COVID-19 vaccine is a set of molecular instructions. Cells use it to create SARS-CoV-2 spike proteins, which are not infectious. Then the body can make antibodies specific to the pathogen.

Science Explained: What does a booster shot do for immunity?


Booster shots for Pfizer and Moderna are approved for people with underlying conditions or those in high-risk settings. However, many people stumble across the same question: What exactly is a booster...

The de-icing technology will reduce harm to the environment.

De-icing technology is ‘snow’ mistake

JUSTIN WASHINGTON, Evergreen research editor November 4, 2021

WSU made a commercial licensing deal with Massachusetts-based Fusione Corp. to manufacture environmentally-responsible de-icing technology. The collaboration aims to provide a sustainable de-icer that...

RoBeetle is a centimeter long and weighs 88 miligrams.

World’s tiniest robot

ERIN MULLINS, Evergreen reporter October 14, 2021

A WSU professor created the world’s smallest robot powered by methanol combustion and a shape-memory alloy. The robot, named RoBeetle, is a proof of concept created by Nestor Perez-Arancibia, associate...

Plastic waste is a problem, so WSU Professor Hongfei Lin is researching how to chemically convert plastic types that are difficult to recycle.

WSU professor researches more effective ways to recycle

ERIN MULLINS, Evergreen reporter October 14, 2021

Around the world, tons of disposable plastic are thrown away each day, while only about 9 percent of plastic is recycled worldwide.  Plastic materials usually end up in landfills or the ocean. Every...

Shichao Ding, WSU doctoral candidate and primary author of the study, used a 3-D sensor to test glyphosate levels in beverages. Glyphosate can possibly cause major health issues, but is safe to consume in small amounts.

Glyphosate: What’s in your water?

JUSTIN WASHINGTON, Evergreen research editor October 7, 2021

WSU researchers at the Engineering Teaching and Research Laboratory have developed a 3D-printed sensor capable of detecting glyphosate in beverages.  Glyphosate is a herbicide that can possibly cause...

WSU Professor and First Lady Noel Schulz was appointed co-director of WSU-Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Advanced Grid Institute.

Noel Schulz embraces new role

ERIN MULLINS, Evergreen reporter September 23, 2021

When Noel Schulz was in middle school, she built a TV with her father.  “I actually had resistor earrings when I was in middle school, earrings that had a resistor in different colors,” Schulz...

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