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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

Osteoarthritis is a degenerative disease, but lab results indicate stretching and antioxidants help.

WSU researchers link gallic acid, stretching to reduction in arthritis inflammation

JUSTIN WASHINGTON, Evergreen research editor January 20, 2022

A WSU research team examined the effects of gallic acid in combination with stretching mechanisms on human cartilage cells from arthritic knees to mimic the stretching from walking. The results found both...

A WSU research team is studying how fleas can transmit the Bubonic Plague.

Research team determines how fleas transmit Bubonic Plague

GREY KAMASZ, Evergreen reporter January 20, 2022

A research team within the Paul G. Allen School for Global Health is studying how an infectious bacterium causes fleas to transmit the Bubonic Plague via flea bite. The research team is led by Viveka...

However, there are potentially dozens of other genes, that, when mutated, could cause cancer, Magnuson said.

Science Explained: What causes cancer?

EMMA LEDBETTER and JOSIAH PIKE January 13, 2022

Cancer is the second leading cause of death in the U.S., and the rates have only increased in recent years — but what exactly is cancer, and can we prevent it? Cancer occurs when a cell divides uncontrollably,...

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...

A human cell infected with Brucella abortus bacteria (red) that multiply within their intracellular niche (green).

Removal of Brucellosis protein combats bacterial infection

TRINITY WILLSEY, Evergreen reporter December 2, 2021

WSU researchers discovered that the removal of a protein could help combat an infectious disease called Brucellosis.  Brucellosis is a livestock disease that can be transmitted to humans through...

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?

EMMA LEDBETTER and CALLIE GERBER November 18, 2021

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...

A team with the WSU Sleep and Performance Research Center will be observing night-shift workers’ DNA and sleep cycles.

Center studies link between night-shift workers, risk of cancer

TRINITY WILLSEY, Evergreen reporter October 27, 2021

The WSU Sleep and Performance Research Center is monitoring sleep patterns of night-shift workers to identify factors that contribute to a higher risk of cancer.  A research team at the center will...

Maddie, a 13-year-old lab mix, is instructed to walk on the underwater treadmill.

A dog’s recovery through a ruff time

TRINITY WILLSEY, Evergreen reporter October 20, 2021

Maddie, a 13-year-old lab mix, obtained a fracture in her elbow as a puppy. Her elbow healed, but she later developed arthritis. Thanks to the WSU Veterinary Teaching Hospital, Maddie’s quality of life...

Elk housed by the College of Veterinary Medicine are being tested for elk hoof disease transmission. The disease causes skin from the hoof to painfully slough off.

These hooves weren’t made for walking

TRINITY WILLSEY, Evergreen reporter October 13, 2021

WSU researchers at the College of Veterinary Medicine recently discovered that elk hoof disease can be transmitted between elk that share the same soil.  Elk hoof disease causes sores to appear on...

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 6, 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...

Postdoctoral researcher Kathir Selvam holds a sample of yeast cells after the Elf1 gene has been knocked out.

Researchers redefine gene involved with DNA repair

TRINITY WILLSEY, Evergreen reporter September 1, 2021

WSU researchers discovered a gene involved in repairing genetic pathways that can lead to cancerous conditions, neurological defects and cause aging.  The gene — named ELOF1 — was discovered 20...

People infected with the delta variant are more likely to spread the virus because there are more viral particles present in their nose and mouth. The variant is a mutation of previous strains.

Science Explained: Why is the Delta variant so contagious?

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen news editor August 25, 2021

The Delta variant has been dominating headlines recently. We keep hearing that it is “more contagious” than previous strains — but what exactly does that mean? The answer lies in the viral strain’s...

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