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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...

Typically, wastewater treatment uses aeration so bacteria can consume the organic materials found in wastewater, but the new process uses carbon.

New wastewater process less energy-intensive

KASSANDRA VOGEL, Evergreen reporter February 25, 2021

WSU researchers found a more sustainable process to treat wastewater that uses less energy than current methods.  Wastewater is composed of organic materials, which bacteria consume to clean the water....

Food science graduate student Heather Carbon collects a fermented sample of synthetic grape juice made from wild yeasts.

Researchers to reduce wine’s alcohol content

MADYSEN MCLAIN, Evergreen reporter February 11, 2021

WSU researchers are looking to improve the fermentation process for Washington winemakers, who are part of an industry worth about $8.4 billion. The team, made up of undergraduate and graduate students,...

Researchers know more about how Mayans manipulated plants because they looked at chemical compounds of plants in ancient drug containers. It seems like Mayans processed tobacco in a similar manner to how it is processed today.

Mayans may have used medicinal tobacco

JENAE LAXSON, Evergreen reporter February 4, 2021

WSU researchers found evidence of Mexican Marigold and two different tobacco species in ancient Maya drug containers found in the northwestern region of the Yucatan Peninsula. Mexican Marigold is a...

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...

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