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WSU Research Treating Disease

Changing the course of disease

Translating scientific knowledge into health care practice and delivery

Think of them as medical middlemen—the researchers who take cutting-edge scientific discoveries and translate them into therapies that your doctor can use. At WSU, these experts develop novel therapies and vaccines. They devise different methods of delivering drugs to make them more potent weapons against disease. They determine which exercise and nutrition strategies yield the best results.

Since each of us is unique, WSU scientists seek to understand the fundamental biological makeup of individuals. That knowledge will allow them to tailor therapies to achieve the greatest possible benefit.

WSU researchers apply fundamental knowledge to change the course of disease. They help doctors achieve better outcomes for patients like you.

Research areas

  • Novel therapeutic strategies
  • Pharmacogenomics and individualized therapies
  • Innovative solutions to infectious disease
  • Grant Trobridge Predicting the Progression of Cancers

    Pharmacy research paves way for genetic tests

    Physicians may soon have another diagnostic tool to help treat cancer patients, thanks to a new partnership between WSU and a genetic testing company … » More …

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  • A closeup of Herbert Hill Ion mobility spectrometry

    Investigating one of society’s most powerful workhorses

    On a cool evening last April, at exactly 8:01 p.m., the International Space Station traced a bright silver arc over Pullman. Inside, a … » More …

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  • A closeup photo of a DNA sequence representation Finding treatment for genetic disorders

    Experimental drug could help children with a rare inherited condition

    A rare inherited disorder that afflicts children, succinic semialdehyde dehydrogenase deficiency (SSADHD) is a defect in GABA metabolism that mimics … » More …

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  • Preventing sensory loss

    Study explores ways to safeguard fragile cells in the inner ear

    It doesn’t take much to damage the delicate sensory cells of the inner ear—loud noises, a toxin, or even … » More …

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