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The COVID-19 virus likely cannot infect breast milk, so breastfeeding is probably not risky. Now, researchers are studying possible vaccine side effects in breastfeeding women.

Mothers pass SARS antibodies to babies in milk

TRINITY WILLSEY, Evergreen reporter February 25, 2021

Breastfeeding mothers who have COVID-19 are unlikely to give their infants the virus, discovered researchers from WSU, the University of Idaho and other universities nationwide. The research team began...

People who express disgust at things like rotten meat or stepping in dog poop are not as likely to get infected with a pathogen.

People who feel more disgust less likely to be infected

TRINITY WILLSEY, Evergreen reporter February 18, 2021

People who feel disgust more easily are less likely to expose themselves to situations where they could get an infection, researchers found. Researchers from WSU, as well as universities across the...

A team of researchers is studying different treatments to kill the bacteria that causes a disease in carrot seeds. The disease is not harmful to people who eat the crop, but carrots cannot produce enough nutrients if they are infected with it.

WSU researcher fights harmful pathogen in carrot seeds

TRINITY WILLSEY, Evergreen reporter February 4, 2021

A WSU researcher and a university alumnus are working on a team to prevent the growth of a bacterial pathogen in carrot seed crops. Bacterial blight is a seed-borne disease in carrots that is prevalent...

An eye tracker can rotate and follow a person’s eyes to monitor where they are looking. The technology allows a person’s eyes to control a mouse on a computer screen.

Students designed eye tracker testing rig

TRINITY WILLSEY, Evergreen reporter January 28, 2021

WSU engineering students are testing eye-tracking technology to improve the quality of life for people who have neurodegenerative diseases and no alternative way to communicate. Last semester, the team...

The ventilator the students plan to engineer will be cheaper to produce than a typical venti- lator, which can cost between $10,000 and $50,000 because of design, test and profit costs.

WSU Tri-Cities students to create ventilator

MADYSEN MCLAIN, Evergreen reporter January 21, 2021

When COVID-19 infections started to spread rapidly across the U.S., the demand for ventilators skyrocketed. A team of WSU electrical engineering students set out to design a low-cost machine that could...

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