WSU News

Tasmanian devils evolve to resist deadly cancer

By Will Ferguson, College of Arts & Sciences

Tasmanian-devil-from-Storfer-lab-websitePULLMAN, Wash. – Tasmanian devils are evolving in response to a highly lethal and contagious form of cancer, a Washington State University researcher has found. » More …

WSU lab provides critical air quality forecasting tool

wildfire-map

By Tina Hilding, Voiland College of Engineering & Architecture

PULLMAN, Wash. – When the wildfire season heats up, agencies around the Pacific and Inland Northwest look to Washington State University to help them see how fires will affect air quality. » More …

$10 million grant to study disease in native populations

By Doug Nadvornick, Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine

Buchwald-webSPOKANE, Wash. – A Washington State University researcher has received a $10 million grant to work with American Indian, Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander communities to reduce health risks related to high blood pressure. » More …

Famed general reunites with Tri-Cities PE teacher

By Linda Weiford, WSU News

Rex-DavisPULLMAN, Wash. – Of the many fans who met with legendary “warrior monk” Gen. James Mattis during his visit to Washington State University this week, perhaps few stood out as much as Rex Davis of Pullman. » More …

Former top military advisor: Strategic atrophy plagues U.S.

By Linda Weiford, WSU News

James-MattisPULLMAN, Wash. – Retired four-star general James Mattis, who once led the United States’ most high-profile military command, addressed a large audience at Washington State University on Tuesday with a word of warning: Turmoil in the Middle East is getting worse and it won’t improve soon. » More …

Prescriptions more affordable with Obamacare, Medicare D

By Eric Sorensen, WSU science writer

Jae-Kennedy-80SPOKANE, Wash. – Washington State University researchers have seen significant increases in the number of Americans who can afford to fill prescriptions following implementation of the 2003 Medicare Modernization Act and the 2010 Affordable Care Act (also called Obamacare). » More …