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Trust and well-being are related. When students feel confident and connected, they are more likely to enjoy the benefits of their college experience.

Students’ trust in college depends on leadership

ANNE-MARIE GREGGS, Evergreen reporter April 22, 2021

Students’ level of trust in a college can impact overall educational experience, WSU researchers found. The research found that trust can influence whether a student will finish college as well as...

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...

Conservatives and young adults are more likely to believe in conspiracy theories while people who are detail-oriented are less likely to believe misinformation. To prevent misinformation, students should be taught how to find accurate information.

Trusting social media puts people at risk

TRINITY WILLSEY, Evergreen reporter April 1, 2021

A new study at WSU shows that trusting information on social media makes people more susceptible to believing conspiracy theories. A WSU research team has been looking at variables and factors that contribute...

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...

“We’re catching people long before they feel sick typically, and that reduces the number of people in the duration of exposure,” said Ethan Adams, CEO of Veterinary Medical Research & Development.

Company creates way to detect COVID-19 earlier

ANNA MICHALSON, Evergreen reporter December 11, 2020

Pullman’s Veterinary Medical Research & Development is conducting a new method to collect COVID-19 samples using previously worn face masks. The sample collection allows for early detection...

The algorithm identifies which groups of people to vaccinate to prevent further infection.

Researchers develop algorithm from disease simulation

BRADLEY GAMBLE, Evergreen reporter December 1, 2020

Researchers from WSU and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory have developed a new computer algorithm that can identify regions where vaccines should be distributed to increase immunization. The algorithm...

If someone cannot engage with their environment in a way that satisfies them, they are more likely to experience a sense of boredom.

People feel less boredom as pandemic continues, study finds

ALEXANDRIA OSBORNE, Evergreen reporter November 20, 2020

Researchers found that people experienced more boredom at the beginning of the pandemic, but as restrictions continue, people have become adept at finding something to occupy their time. After states...

Students living on campus, athletes and employees will have to be tested upon arrival in Pullman.

WSU to test students arriving on campus, increase housing next semester

TRINITY WILLSEY, Evergreen reporter November 19, 2020

WSU officials discussed plans for spring semester COVID-19 testing, housing availability, spring classes and COVID-19 research at a town hall Nov. 18. Spring semester The university will implement...

Researchers found that people who work in states with fewer COVID-19 restrictions take fewer safety precautions than workers who live in states with more restrictions.

Economic worries, state policies affect workers complying with COVID-19 guidelines

BRADLEY GAMBLE, Evergreen reporter November 17, 2020

WSU researchers found that workers are less likely to follow the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s COVID-19 prevention guidelines if they are facing job and financial insecurity. Workers...

In-person sporting events can bring large numbers of people to travel to town to watch them, which is a concern with COVID-19.

In-person sporting events could increase COVID-19 transmission

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen editor-in-chief November 13, 2020

WSU researchers are using mathematical modeling to understand the spread of COVID-19 associated with in-person college sporting events, which can be high-risk even if the virus is well controlled within...

Social media does not create disinformation but it does make it spread more quickly, said Porismita Borah, associate professor for the Edward R. Murrow College of Communication.

Misinformation found on social media impacts whether people get vaccinated

SYDNEY BROWN, Evergreen reporter November 6, 2020

Whether people get a vaccine heavily relies on trusted local sources and mainstream media messaging, according to WSU researchers who collected national survey data about vaccine adoption attitudes during...

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