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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

Grant provides affordable testing for harmful cherry disease

Grant provides affordable testing for harmful cherry disease

GREY KAMASZ, Evergreen reporter July 28, 2022

WSU gained access to a $530,589 grant in June to study little cherry disease and fund testing services at WSU's Plant Pest Diagnostic Clinic, where researchers will receive their first samples this week. LCD...

Monkeypox spreads through prolonged direct contact or large droplets, meaning it is not as transmissible as COVID-19.

Science Explained: What is monkeypox, how is it different from COVID-19?

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen news editor June 27, 2022

Four people in Washington, all of them in King County, have tested positive for monkeypox, a virus that has been appearing in headlines worldwide since May. However, monkeypox is much less transmissible...

A successful gut-on-a-chip model will determine whether or not researchers can use microcin to control an infection.

Researchers develop gut-on-a-chip technology to study E. coli, future treatments

GREY KAMASZ, Evergreen reporter June 20, 2022

WSU researchers are developing gut-on-a-chip technology to determine why Escherichia coli can be lethal in dogs and humans. Escherichia coli, or E. coli, is a group of bacteria that live in the intestinal...

Senior Alexandra Puzon will graduate with a microbiology degree this spring.

Senior microbiology researcher makes strides toward emergency medicine

DAVID HUTNER, Evergreen reporter April 28, 2022

When she plays the role-playing game Dungeons & Dragons with her friends, WSU senior Alexandra Puzon plays the Druid class for its healing capabilities.  In her DnD experience, she noticed a balanced...

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...

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...

Senior biochemistry major Dana Pittman presented her research about mouse populations and hantavirus at the Showcase for Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities.

New mathematical model depicts mouse populations’ role in disease

HALEY MORRIS, Evergreen contributor April 14, 2022

A recent study by senior biochemistry major Dana Pittman has generated an accurate mathematical model for mouse populations, showing how they could impact disease transmission of hantavirus, an infection...

Xianming Chen, plant pathology doctor for the USDA Agricultural Research Service, showcases the wheat being used for the study.

Researchers investigate combating stripe rust

DAVID HUTNER, Evergreen reporter February 17, 2022

Researchers from WSU and the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) are working to combat stripe rust, a fungus that can devastate wheat crops and harvests in the Pacific Northwest. The aim...

Breeding virus-resistent crops would take up to 10 years. Currently, prevention is the best cure.

Grant to help screen for viruses in crops

GREY KAMASZ, Evergreen reporter February 10, 2022

Researchers from NuPhY and Texas A&M University received a United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) grant to research and develop ribonucleic acid (RNA) sequencing technology for virus...

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?


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,...

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