How soil microbiology might help your PB&J
Researchers at Washington State University are helping grape growers fight iron chlorosis, a pervasive and destructive disease that threatens Concord grapevines throughout the state.Read Story
Study abroad inspires design student’s plan to aid refugees
Graduate student Chien-yi Chu designed the concept for a mobile app that she hopes someday could help refugees assimilate in the UK, navigate their first days in a new home, and become a part of the community.Read Story
WSU begins elk hoof disease research facility construction
The proposed four-acre elk research facility includes 10 isolation pens, a handling facility, and two 1.5-acre holding pastures.Read Story
WSU researcher leads $4.75 million effort to address fungicide resistant mildew
Grapevine powdery mildew is a perennial challenge grape growers face that can decimate crops if left unchecked, costing the industry hundreds of millions of dollars annually.Read Story
Water Research Center tapped to help establish Egyptian Water Center of Excellence
The initiative is funded by a $30 million grant from USAID as part of a program to initiate Centers of Excellence in water, energy and agriculture in Egypt.Read Story
WSU study links gene to sleep problems in autism
A new study led by a team of WSU neuroscientists has brought scientists closer to identifying the causes of disturbed sleep in autism.Read Story
April 30 – May 3: Students present research, course projects during symposium and art exhibition
Join WSU Tri-Cities undergraduate students as they present research and art projects as part of the Undergraduate Research Symposium and Art Exhibition April 30 – May 3.Read Story
Netflix‑featured WSU lab recruiting new parents for study
A team of Washington State University psychologists is looking for new parents in the Pullman/Moscow area to participate in a study investigating how parent‑child interactions influence the development of a baby’s brain and behaviors.Read Story
College‑age males at bars, parties more likely to be sexually aggressive
WSU research finds that the setting where alcohol is consumed, not just the consumption itself, has a major impact on the use of aggressive tactics.Read Story
Feaver named JCDREAM director
The Joint Center for Deployment and Research in Earth Abundant Materials (JCDREAM) has announced a new director to lead the group.Read Story
OC releases standard patenting procedures and expectations
The WSU Office of Commercialization (OC) has engaged in discussions with the leadership of the colleges over the past year to develop an invention management process that encourages more faculty and researcher participation that promotes industrial engagement. OC has begun implementing this process in the past few months and is now sharing this process with the inventors when a patent application is filed. This article provides an outline of that standard process and the associated expectations.
Initial steps when OC receives an invention disclosure:
OC will file a placeholder Provisional Patent Application (PPA) in an effort to preserve rights if public disclosure is … » More …Read Story
VPR Chris Keane toured the Goodman, Kelley, and Cornejo Laboratories
As part of the Office of Research’s emphasis on safety, Vice President for Research Chris Keane, along with Mike Kluzik, director of the Office of Research Assurances, toured the Goodman Laboratory, the Kelley Laboratory, and the Cornejo Laboratory in April.
VPR Keane and Kluzik have conducted several walk-through visits of individual WSU research laboratories throughout the academic year. These visits are not inspections, but rather an opportunity to positively engage WSU faculty, staff, and students regarding safety and identify means by which the Office of Research can better support the University’s safety efforts.
Research in the Goodman Laboratory focuses on the immune response to pathogenic … » More …Read Story
WSU Start-Up featured in Innovation and Entrepreneurship Showcase in D.C.
The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities and the Association of American Universities co-organized an annual University Innovation & Entrepreneurship Showcase to highlight the role of federally-funded university research in fueling entrepreneurship, innovation and economic opportunity nationwide. Washington State University students were featured in this showcase through their work forming Eco Carbon Technology, Inc., (ECT) startup. Through the Showcase, the ECT team and WSU were recognized nationally for their exemplary work at the intersection of science, technology, and business.
The ECT startup is a unique, multidisciplinary team of students working together to solve the problem of bee death and colony collapse. This startup was created … » More …Read Story
WSU researchers see health effects across generations from popular weed killer
In the first study of its kind, the researchers saw descendants of rats exposed to glyphosate developing prostate, kidney and ovarian diseases, obesity and birth abnormalities.Read Story
IRB protects the rights of human subjects in research
By Jeannie Padowski, Chair for the WSU Biomedical and Health Sciences IRB and Mike Kluzik, Director of the Office of Research Assurances
Research on humans serves as a vital step in learning how a new discovery will impact the way we live and think. From medical breakthroughs to learning about psychological and behavioral patterns, research allows scientists to delve deeper into how people live, think and maintain their health.
Research using human subjects requires the assurance that appropriate steps are taken to protect the rights and welfare of humans participating as subjects in a research study. The Institutional Review Board (IRB) serves as a … » More …Read Story
New Associate Dean Scot Hulbert leads CAHNRS research for safe, sustainable world
Serving for the past year as acting head of research for CAHNRS, Hulbert was selected as full associate dean following a search for candidates.Read Story
Scientists seek causes, better predictions for South Asia’s changing monsoon
Deepti Singh is trying to understand why weather patterns in the region are becoming harder to predict, with rain falling in unusual amounts and locations, putting billions of lives and livelihoods at risk.Read Story
WSU to use new refrigerators in study to help save honey bees
The refrigeration technology the researchers are developing centers on fighting varroa destructor mites, one of the leading causes of colony collapse disorder in honey bees.Read Story
Indonesian Fulbright Scholar studying biofuels at WSU Tri-Cities, PNNL
Using her educational experience at WSU and PNNL, she is developing diverse, cost-effective cellulosic biofuels technologies.Read Story
WSU documentary on Shoshone Bannock unratified treaty to air
Featuring the research of WSU history Professor Orlan Svingen, the documentary explores a little‑known narrative of how a tribe lost 32,000 square miles of aboriginal territory.Read Story