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  • A close up of baby feet Milk or no milk? Study fills long-time knowledge gap on babies with genetic disorder

    Largest-ever study of children with Duarte galactosemia helps clear up conflicting findings from two earlier, smaller studies.  

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  • View of the moon in outer space. Top research coverage of 2018

    Ranging from the extraterrestrial to the socially discomforting, news coverage of WSU research last year reached a potential audience of 4.5 billion.

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  • A fuel tanker containing alternative jet fuel. WSU tops USDA research and development list for second year in a row 

    With $50.9 million in USDA research and development expenditures last year for a wide range of projects, WSU surpassed its previous record by $8 million.

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  • Pool of water at Yelowstone National Park. Capturing bacteria that eat and breathe electricity

    WSU researchers traveled to Yellowstone National Park to find bacteria that may help solve some of the biggest challenges facing humanity — environmental pollution and sustainable energy.

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  • Federal Select Agent Program conducts laboratory safety visit at WSU

    WSU participates in research and diagnostic work that fall under the regulations in the Federal Select Agent Program (FSAP). FSAP oversees the possession, use, and transfer of biological select agents and toxins, which have the potential to pose a severe threat to public, animal, or plant health, or to animal or plant products. WSU faculty and staff are well-trained to handle highly pathogenic microbial samples and publish high impact articles on their research findings.

    FSAP is jointly comprised of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention/Division of Select Agents and Toxins (CDC DSAT) and the United States Department of Agriculture Animal and Plant Health Inspection … » More …

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  • The Office of Research releases FY17 Annual Research Report

    The Office of Research announces the FY17 Annual Research Report is now available online. The report highlights significant and impactful research and achievements.

    One of 2017’s most exciting accomplishments was the selection of WSU to lead a nationwide consortium of U.S. universities and industry partners in a five-year, $30 million joint research project with university and industry partners in India to advance the development of the power grid in both countries.

    This report highlights other significant and impactful examples of WSU research, including:

    WSU scientists addressing growing global concern about the spread of antimicrobial resistance in Africa to prevent the spread of antibiotic resistant … » More …

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  • WSU hosted inaugural Qualtrics Summit

    Washington State University hosted the first-ever Qualtrics Summit on February 18-19. The summit featured best practices and new uses for the powerful, secure online survey tool.

    WSU offers free Qualtrics access to all faculty, staff and students for data collection and analysis in academic research, opinion surveys and customer feedback.

    The keynote speaker featured Shelly Wymer, director of the Office of Measurement Services at the University of Minnesota. Her presentation focused on survey governance in a University setting and the steps she has taken to improve Qualtrics governance at the UMN. As head of UMN’s University Survey Advisory team, Wymer has been leading the efforts … » More …

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  • Team of pharmaceutical researchers in a lab. Worldwide rare disease study led by WSU researchers

    Treatment options for a rare, inherited disease are close to being available thanks to researchers at WSU’s College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences.

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  • Welfare of animals at the heart of services provided by OCV

    By Nina Woodford, Director of the Office of the Campus Veterinarian

    WSU researchers are making new discoveries every day with an aim to preserve, improve, or advance the well-being and lives of humans, animals, and the environments we share. Research studying laboratory animals plays a vital role in many of these discoveries. Animal-based research comes with the responsibility to provide animals with the highest level of ethical and humane care. The University is strongly committed to that care.

    The Office of the Campus Veterinarian (OCV) oversees and administers this high level of care to animals across the WSU system. We provide a complete range … » More …

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  • Illustration of process using cobalt metal ions to react with carbon dioxide to separate it. New separation technique could lead to reduced carbon dioxide emissions

    WSU researchers are working on methods to reduce carbon emissions entering the atmosphere by separating carbon dioxide out of industrial processes.

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  • Mullendore looks inside the VolumeScope, as Lynch-Holm looks at image on computer monitor. Franceschi Microscopy and Imaging Center acquires new microscope

    A new, cutting‑edge microscope, capable of showing details of objects 1/10,000th of the width of a human hair, is nearly ready for users at WSU’s Franceschi Microscopy and Imaging Center.

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  • Who goes there?

    Secret weapons come in surprising shapes and sizes. For the National Park Service, it’s Washington State University’s Public Opinion Laboratory where, by simply asking questions, the agency wins battles over landfills, pipelines, diversity issues, and more.

    Guided by director Lena Le, the laboratory employs more than 100 survey takers who make up the heart of the Social and Economic Sciences Research Center (SESRC). By phone, mail, and internet, the workers patiently collect data that adds up to very big impacts for a range of universities, businesses, and government agencies, including the National Park Service (NPS). Over the years, they’ve demonstrated that a well-designed survey can … » More …

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  • Burglar with crowbar breaking into house through basement window. Predictive modeling could help fight neighborhood crime

    WSU postdoctoral researcher, Solmaz Amiri, is working on technology to help police predict break‑ins and burglaries in Spokane.

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  • Allena and students in lab pouring grout into a rectangular. High‑performance grout aims to encapsulate Hanford secondary waste

    A WSU Tri-Cities civil engineering team, armed with a new $300,000 grant, is pursuing a cost-effective, sustainable grout to contain contamination at the Hanford nuclear site.

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  • March 18 deadline: Apply for Smith Teaching and Learning Grant

    Faculty from all campuses with innovative ideas to enhance student learning are encouraged to apply for this grant.

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  • Closeup of Jim Pru. Exploring hemoglobin’s role in female reproductive health

    Jim Pru, a WSU animal sciences professor, received a $450,000 grant from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, to explore the role of hemoglobin in pregnancy.

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  • Applications open for PNNL‑WSU Distinguished Graduate Research Program

    Successful applicants will work with faculty at WSU and scientists at PNNL while completing their graduate coursework, and gain hands‑on research experience with PNNL scientists.

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  • WSU Mock Trial team and Filer presenting mock case in courtroom. Mock Trial team powered by real courtroom experience

    A gift from Judge John Rossmeissl made it possible for WSU political science students to present a mock trial in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for Washington’s Eastern District.

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  • OR to watch for changes in international research regulatory requirements

    Throughout 2018, federal scrutiny of international engagements has grown. For example, in August 2018, Francis Collins, the director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), issued a “Foreign Influence Letter to Grantees.” Collins also testified to the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee regarding concerns about systematic programs of foreign influence in U.S. research. This heightened concern extends beyond NIH. The U.S. Department of Justice is also paying more attention to researchers who they believe are at risk of being co-opted into transferring technology illegally.

    There are no new statutory or regulatory requirements being imposed on international research at this time. However, the Office … » More …

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  • The Office of Research to monitor impact of partial government shutdown

    On Friday, January 25, a bill was signed to fully fund the government, ending the longest partial government shutdown in history. The bill will fund the government through February 15. Washington State University partners with several federal agencies who were impacted by this shutdown. While we are happy these agencies are now funded and fully functional, we are also aware that the impacts may extend beyond the signing of the bill. Dan Nordquist, deputy vice president for research, is continuing to monitor the impact of the shutdown.

    If you have questions about how the partial shutdown will impact your research, please contact Dan Nordquist by … » More …

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