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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 editor-in-chief 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 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...

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 roots editor 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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