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  • Phyllis Eide receives WSU award as graduate mentor

    By Cheryl Reed, Graduate School

    SPOKANE, Wash. – Phyllis Eide, associate professor of nursing at Washington State University Spokane, is recipient of the WSU Graduate School Mentor Academy Award for Excellence. She has been a faculty member in the College of Nursing since 2002 and a member of the academy since 2009.

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  • Ask Dr. Universe: Does science get harder every year?

    PULLMAN, Wash. – We’ve got about three pounds of brain in our heads that help us look for answers and solve all kinds of problems. But it isn’t always easy. Sometimes an experiment doesn’t go the way I expect or I get stuck on a particularly tricky science question.

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  • Plant inner workings point way to more nutritious crops

    By Eric Sorensen, WSU science writer

    PULLMAN, Wash. – Almost every calorie that we eat at one time went through the veins of a plant. If a plant’s circulatory system could be rejiggered to make more nutrients available – through bigger seeds or sweeter tomatoes – the world’s farmers could feed more people.

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  • New way to characterize cellulose, advance bioproducts

    By Maegan Murray, WSU Tri-Cities

    RICHLAND, Wash. – Researchers at Washington State University Tri-Cities and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory have found a new way to define the molecular structure of cellulose, which could lead to cheaper and more efficient ways to make a variety of crucial bioproducts.

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  • Research addresses health impacts of contaminated water

    From Northwest Crimson & Gray, WSU Vancouver

    VANCOUVER, Wash. – Helping get a hospital built in Uganda was an important step for Anita Hunter. But it was just the first step.

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  • First cohort chosen for PNNL-WSU graduate research

    By Alyssa Patrick, Office of Research

    PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University and the U.S. Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory have selected the first group of students for the PNNL-WSU Distinguished Graduate Research Program.

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  • Washington a model for suicide prevention training

    By Addy Hatch, College of Nursing

    SPOKANE, Wash. – More than half the states mandate suicide-prevention training for public school teachers, but only seven states have policies requiring healthcare professionals to get similar training. That’s one of the findings of a research study conducted by Washington State University College of Nursing student Sara Van Natta.

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  • March 27: SURCA awards live-streamed

    By Emma Epperly, Undergraduate Education

    PULLMAN, Wash. – The sixth annual Washington State University Showcase for Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities will be at 3:30 p.m. Monday, March 27, in the CUB ballroom. Awards will be presented at 5 p.m. in the CUB auditorium.

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  • Lynn to receive Eminent Faculty Award

    PULLMAN, Wash. – Kelvin Lynn will receive the 2017 Washington State University Eminent Faculty Award during the Celebrating Excellence Recognition Banquet on Friday, March 31, part of WSU’s annual Showcase celebration of faculty, staff and student excellence.

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  • Non-invasive prostate cancer diagnosing, monitoring

    By Will Ferguson, College of Arts & Sciences

    PULLMAN, Wash. – Technology being developed at Washington State University provides a non-invasive approach for diagnosing prostate cancer and tracking the disease’s progression.

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  • Ask Dr. Universe: Do animals help our minds?

    PULLMAN, Wash. – Our brains are pretty busy. They are constantly thinking, feeling and sensing our world. One thing that can help some people relax is spending time with an animal friend. You might play fetch with a dog, sit with a cat, brush a horse or even watch a goldfish zip around its bowl.

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  • New course prepares students for personalized medicine

    By Lori Maricle, College of Pharmacy

    SPOKANE, Wash. – Using a patients’ individual genetic information to select drugs and drug dosages specifically effective for them is part of pharmacy’s future. A recent study of a new course in pharmacogenomics at Washington State University Spokane found the class expanded students’ understanding of these possibilities for their profession.

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  • Researchers get patents to improve knee, hip replacements

    By Tina Hilding, Voiland College of Engineering & Architecture

    PULLMAN, Wash. – For almost two decades, Washington State University researchers Amit Bandyopadhyay and Susmita Bose have worked to improve the materials used in hip and knee replacements that up to a million people in the U.S. receive each year.

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  • Ask Dr. Universe: Why are plants green?

    PUYALLUP, Wash. – A lush tropical rainforest, a field of sunflowers, a garden in your neighborhood. Our Earth is home to all kinds of plant life. From trees to catnip, there are thousands of different species of plants. Most of these plants are green, but not all of them.

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  • Mechanism triggers spread of prostate cancer to bones

    By Eric Sorensen, WSU science writer

    SPOKANE, Wash. – A Washington State University researcher has found a way that prostate cancer cells hijack the body’s bone maintenance, facilitating the spread of bone cancers present in some 90 percent of prostate-cancer fatalities.

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  • Study results to help improve research impact

    By Alyssa Patrick, Office of Research

    PULLMAN, Wash. – Increasing faculty incentives and regional industry and community engagement are among recommendations from a recent report of how Washington State University can better connect its research to non-academic stakeholders.

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  • March 30, 31 student success seed grant workshops

    PULLMAN, Wash. – Faculty and staff are invited to submit proposals for seed grants of up to $25,000 to support student success initiatives at Washington State University.

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  • Ask Dr. Universe: Where do bumble bees live?

    PULLMAN, Wash. – When it comes time for bumble bees to find a home, it’s pretty much up to the queen bee.

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  • March 8: Athlete protests not new, says speaker

    PULLMAN, Wash. – Activism by contemporary athletes and its effects on the public will be discussed by Thabiti Lewis, associate professor of English at Washington State University Vancouver, at 4-5 p.m. Wednesday, March 8, in Cleveland Hall 255 at WSU Pullman.

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  • Tree growth model assists breeding for more wood

    By Scott Weybright, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences

    PULLMAN, Wash. – A meeting in a forest between a biologist and a mathematician could lead to thicker, faster growing trees.

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