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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

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...

The diagrm shows how the Trojan virus carries part of the disease. After the cell is infected, it will divide and replicate to destroy the disease-causing cell.

Trojan horse but in virus form

TRINITY WILLSEY, Evergreen reporter December 9, 2021

WSU researchers received a grant to develop a new virus-killing technology against COVID-19.  The Trailblazer Award from the National Institute of Health and National Institute of Biomedical Engineering...

The Palouse Conservation District is one of four conservation districts in Whitman County. It will use a five-year $2 million grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to study and adopt management practices to build soil health as part of its Farmers Leading Our United Revolution In Soil Health project.

Grant to help county FLOURISH

JUSTIN WASHINGTON, Evergreen research editor December 2, 2021

The Palouse Conservation District in Pullman received a five-year $2 million grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to support studies observing climate-friendly agricultural practices and soil...

mRNA from the COVID-19 vaccine is a set of molecular instructions. Cells use it to create SARS-CoV-2 spike proteins, which are not infectious. Then the body can make antibodies specific to the pathogen.

Science Explained: What does a booster shot do for immunity?

EMMA LEDBETTER and CALLIE GERBER November 18, 2021

Booster shots for Pfizer and Moderna are approved for people with underlying conditions or those in high-risk settings. However, many people stumble across the same question: What exactly is a booster...

If a tree falls, who will podcast about it?

If a tree falls, who will podcast about it?

TRINITY WILLSEY, Evergreen reporter November 18, 2021

WSU Extension Foresters started a podcast to inform Pacific Northwest landowners and nature enthusiasts of forest care and management practices.  The podcast, titled Forest Overstory, primarily helps...

Fear falls into two categories: innate and learned.

Slight explanation of evolutionary fear

JUSTIN WASHINGTON, Evergreen research editor November 11, 2021

Fear, like all emotions, developed in human brains at some point during evolution. Fear is beneficial to the survival of individuals and groups. The general evolutionary perspective of fear is to detect...

Mexican-American children were more likely to share than white children. But the Mexican-American children were more competitive than individualistc children if they spoke English at home.

Sharing is caring, but only for some

JUSTIN WASHINGTON, Evergreen research editor November 11, 2021

WSU researchers found that Mexican-American preschool children from collectivistic backgrounds are more cooperative and share more than white preschool children from individualistic backgrounds.  Collectivism...

WSU Bee Program Researcher Jennifer Han, left, and graduate student Adam Ware, right, check honey bee hives treated with fungus for mite populations in collaboration with a company called Fungi Perfecti.

Make a buzz to save the bees

ISABELLE BUSCH November 3, 2021

WSU Bee Program researchers are making a buzz to ensure the survival of the honey bees. Honey bees without a honey Genetic diversity is a big problem for honey bees, said Steve Sheppard, honey bee...

Jamie Holden picks up a plant at a Washington State University Horticulture Club meeting, Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2021, in Pullman, Wash.

Horticulture Club makes a comeback

KASSANDRA VOGEL, Evergreen reporter November 3, 2021

The Horticulture Club lost $30,000 and most of its members during the pandemic. But the club is back up and running.  The club was forced to cancel its largest sale in spring 2020 because of the pandemic,...

Plastic waste is a problem, so WSU Professor Hongfei Lin is researching how to chemically convert plastic types that are difficult to recycle.

WSU professor researches more effective ways to recycle

ERIN MULLINS, Evergreen reporter October 13, 2021

Around the world, tons of disposable plastic are thrown away each day, while only about 9 percent of plastic is recycled worldwide.  Plastic materials usually end up in landfills or the ocean. Every...

Researchers were studying how drought conditions affect the trees to determine which variety would best serve as winbreak tress for farmsteads.

Lind Dryland and the death of 85 Austrian trees

KASSANDRA VOGEL, Evergreen reporter September 15, 2021

WSU’s Lind Dryland Research Station housed 85 Austrian pine trees for 45 years before they were all destroyed in a fire this summer, leaving decades of ongoing research incomplete.  In 1976, 329...

Professor Idil Akin collects soil samples for research after the 2018 Mesa Wildfire.

Soil: On unsteady ground

ERIN MULLINS, Evergreen reporter September 1, 2021

A WSU researcher received a $567,113 grant from the National Science Foundation to study the mechanisms that cause landslides after a wildfire occurs.  Landslides can occur at varying times after a...

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