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WSU officials explain spring break decision

WSU officials say the decision to cancel spring break is a preemptive measure against COVID-19.

ALEXANDRIA OSBORNE, Evergreen reporter

October 22, 2020

WSU officials discussed the decision to cancel spring break and delay the start of spring semester, increased availability on-campus testing as well as COVID-19-related research at an Oct. 21 COVID-19 town hall. University and Whitman County Health Department officials do not want to let students...

Increased activity linked to more stress during early stages of pandemic, study finds

Conducting the study with twins let researchers account for the role of genetics or a shared environmental upbringing in changing stress levels.

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen reporter

September 18, 2020

A recent survey by researchers at WSU Spokane found people who increased their exercise levels during the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic experienced an increase in stress and anxiety. Increased exercise is usually linked to decreased stress levels, said lead author Glen Duncan, WSU professo...

Pac-12 postpones games for fall sports until 2021

The Pac-12 postponed all sports games for the rest of 2020 due to COVID-19.

CODY SCHOELER, Evergreen reporter

August 11, 2020

The Pac-12 announced today there will be no athletic competitions for the rest of 2020. Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott said the Pac-12 CEO group voted unanimously to postpone all athletic competition through the rest of the calendar year. He said this does not rule out workouts and practices that can h...

Researchers use math, computers to model spread of COVID-19

WSU researchers are using computational epidemiology to model the spread of COVID-19.

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen reporter

June 8, 2020

Eric Lofgren and other researchers in his lab at WSU are using computational epidemiology — a combination of computer simulations and complex mathematics — to model the spread of diseases, like COVID-19, in certain populations. Lofgren, assistant professor in the Paul G. Allen School for Global Animal Heal...

Technology to lower inflammation, may help COVID-19 patients

WSU professor Santanu Bose discovered the A9 protein. He said blocking some of the protein's function may stop over-inflammation of the lungs and help patients suffering from pneumonia caused by COVID-19.

CHERYL AARNIO, Evergreen reporter

May 26, 2020

WSU professor Santanu Bose has discovered a protein that, when some of its function is reduced, may help stop patients who are dying from pneumonia caused by COVID-19. The A9 protein causes inflammation. Some inflammation is good for the body, but in the case of a respiratory virus like COVID-19, to...

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