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WSU lab in Kenya to focus on East Coast fever

Milk-producing animals, such as zebu cattle, are especially susceptible to East Coast Fever. Researchers at the Animal Health Innovation Lab in Nairobi, Kenya, hope to develop more readily available vaccines and diagnostic testing for the disease.

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen reporter

October 1, 2020

WSU’s Paul G. Allen School for Global Animal Health received $6 million to establish an Animal Health Innovation Lab in Nairobi, Kenya, aimed at solving food insecurity and malnutrition problems.  Researchers at the lab will focus on improving vaccinations and diagnostic testing for East Coast ...

Wording of vaccine ads matter, WSU alumna says

Porismita Borah, associate professor of strategic communications in WSU's Edward R. Murrow College of Communication, helped with a study on usage of certain language in ads.

BRADLEY GAMBLE, Evergreen reporter

June 15, 2020

Words matter for any organization trying to reach an audience. The same goes for vaccine ads, according to a new WSU study. A recent WSU alumna and an associate professor conducted the first experimental study on how social normative messages in vaccine ads affect consumer behavior.  Xizhu Xiao, stra...

Science Explained: How do vaccines work?

There are three types of vaccines: live-attenuated, inactivated and recombinant. Vaccines protect people from contracting preventable diseases like the measles.

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen reporter

June 10, 2020

As many states begin to reopen, the development of a COVID-19 vaccine has been an important topic of discussion, but many people wonder: what exactly is in a vaccine that helps humans develop immunity? Types of vaccines Felix Lankester, assistant professor for the Paul G. Allen School for Global Animal...

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