Onset and progression of disease
Investigating human and animal health in molecules, cells, and organisms
What makes some people more susceptible to illness than others? How can you stop infectious invaders dead in their tracks? What secrets do your genes hold that could foretell your medical destiny?
The work of WSU scientists illuminates fundamental truths that can help you advance your health and prevent and treat disease—regardless of your age or where you live.
- The fundamental biology of life
- The molecular and cellular bases of disease
- From brain to behavior
- Advanced materials and health
Tasmanian devils evolve to resist deadly cancer
Exploring evolutionary genetics to stop disease
Ornery marsupials about the size of a small dog, Tasmanian devils reign as the dominant carnivore on their native island of Tasmania, 150 miles … » More …Read Story
Understanding obesity and eating disorders
Studies shed new light on conditions that afflict hundreds of millions worldwide
Through its premiere College of Veterinary Medicine, WSU has been a leader of translational and biomedical research, including … » More …Read Story
Fighting cancer, the ultimate foe
Scientists search for the secret to malignant cells’ longevity
Cancer cells are like villainous cyborgs in an action film: they simply won’t die.
Molecular biologist Weihang Chai seeks ways to terminate … » More …Read Story