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Environment, neighborhood characteristics affect people’s longevity, researchers say

Walkability is correlated to a person’s likelihood of living to 100 years old, according to a study conducted by WSU researchers.

CHERYL AARNIO, Evergreen reporter

July 1, 2020

Factors such as neighborhood walkability and socioeconomic status are correlated to a person’s likelihood of living to 100 years old, according to a study conducted by WSU researchers.  It is more likely for people to live to 100 years old if they are female, white or live in areas where there is a higher perce...

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...

Vulnerability index examines factors contributing to COVID-19

Researchers at WSU's CHaSE Lab created an interactive map that shows what areas of Washington are most vulnerable to COVID-19.

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen reporter

April 16, 2020

WSU researchers at the Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine in Spokane developed a vulnerability index that shows which areas in Washington state are particularly at risk for COVID-19. Pablo Monsivais, associate professor in the WSU Department of Nutrition and Exercise Physiology and researcher in ...

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