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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

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 21, 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 14, 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 reporter 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...

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 2, 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 26, 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...

Eric Barrow, Miles Pepper and Scott Hanson, employees of the Voiland College Machine Shop, are helping build the CentriFLEX prototype.

WSU researchers create device to grow cancer-killing cells

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen news editor June 14, 2021

WSU researchers developed a device to rapidly grow killer T cells, immune cells that can be used to treat cancer.  Chemical engineering doctoral students Kitana Kaiphanliam and Brenden Fraser-Hevlin...

The research team wants to use a more holistic approach to determine where resources should be put to fight disease at a larger level.

WSU researchers develop way to measure diseases in cows

TRINITY WILLSEY, Evergreen reporter April 29, 2021

WSU researchers are measuring the impact of common diseases in dairy cows to develop more effective treatments and preventative measures. The team is developing a metric similar to one that is currently...

An intestinal cell is infected by Campylobacter jejuni, a bacterium that causes food-borne illness. The bacteria are red, and the host cell is green.

Researchers understand way bacterium infects cells

SYDNEY OPFER, Evergreen reporter April 22, 2021

Researchers have found the mechanism that one bacterium uses to enter the intestinal cells of the body. This bacterium is the most common cause of food-borne illness in the U.S. The bacterium, Campylobacter...

Rheumatoid arthritis causes inflamed joints. Over time, the disease affects vital organs, like the heart and liver, as well.

Newly discovered protein helps rheumatoid arthritis symptom

TRINITY WILLSEY, Evergreen reporter April 22, 2021

WSU researchers discovered a protein that will help treat chronic inflammation resulting from rheumatoid arthritis.  They found a protein called GBP5 in tissue cells from diseased joints affected...

High levels of stress can cause early labor, so babies do not fully develop. Pregnant women feel they have lost the support systems they used to have, such as new parent support groups.

Pregnant women more stressed during pandemic

ANNE-MARIE GREGGS, Evergreen reporter April 8, 2021

Pregnant women felt more stressed during the pandemic because of their fear of contracting COVID-19 as well as normal stress brought about by pregnancy, WSU researchers found. High levels of stress...

Michael Letko, assistant professor for the Paul G. Allen School for Global Animal Health, works in his lab. He is part of a team that is working to determine which coronaviruses can infect humans.

Researchers create coronavirus database

KASSANDRA VOGEL, Evergreen reporter April 8, 2021

WSU researchers have developed a database to group and organize coronaviruses that may help with pandemic preparedness in the future. The database contains data about thousands of coronaviruses, many...

During a pandemic, there is a lot of uncertainty. This leads to a lack of trust in a vaccine because people may have questions about how the vaccine was created or think it might be dangerous.

Good doctor-patient relationships increase vaccination rates during pandemics

ERIN MULLINS, Evergreen reporter April 8, 2021

People who talk with their doctors during a pandemic are more likely to get vaccinated, according to researchers from WSU and the University of Wisconsin-Madison.  Researchers analyzed people’s responses...

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