WSU News

WSU researchers gain unprecedented look at DNA damage

John-WyrickPULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University researchers have mapped the damage of ultraviolet radiation on individual units of DNA, opening a new avenue in the search for how sunlight causes skin cancer and what might be done to prevent it. » More …

Importing frozen honey bee sperm is key to conservation

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By Scott Weybright, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences

PULLMAN, Wash. – Going through customs can be frustrating for travelers. Imagine going through with a container of frozen bee sperm. » More …

Researchers ‘watch’ crystal structure change in real time

By Eric Sorensen, WSU science writer

PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University researchers have met the long-standing scientific challenge of watching a material change its crystal structure in real time. » More …

New radiochemistry training offered to WSU grad students

By Will Ferguson, College of Arts & Sciences

WallPULLMAN, Wash. – A new radiochemistry trainee program at Washington State University will help address a critical shortage of scientists in the nuclear energy industry. » More …

Northwest wineries, vineyards promote wine country tourism

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By Maegan Murray, WSU Tri-Cities

RICHLAND, Wash. – Pacific Northwest wineries and vineyards are exploring a new, specific way to promote their wines: “terroir tourism.” » More …

Mammatus clouds – odd, eerie and very photogenic

By Nic Loyd, WSU meteorologist, and Linda Weiford, WSU News

weathercatch(2) (2)SPOKANE, Wash. – Anyone lucky enough to see mammatus clouds can’t turn away. Reminiscent of bubble wrap sliding across the sky, they’re a remarkable sight. » More …

$1.7M to counteract poor decision-making due to sleep loss

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Sleep lab at WSU Spokane. (Photo by Robert Hubner, WSU Photo Services)

By Judith Van Dongen, WSU Spokane

SPOKANE, Wash. – Researchers from Washington State University’s Sleep and Performance Research Center received a $1.7 million grant to develop and test cognitive flexibility training to combat the effects of sleep loss on decision-making under rapidly changing circumstances. » More …

Jazz weekend raises $170,000 to benefit WSU wine science

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By Kaury Balcom, viticulture & enology

RICHLAND, Wash. – A three-day celebration of Washington wines attracted hundreds of guests from across the Pacific Northwest and raised over $170,000 to support wine research and education at Washington State University. » More …

Multimillion dollar grant to support nuclear waste cleanup

By Will Ferguson, College of Arts & Sciences

Aurora-Clark,-left,-and-Sue-ClarkPULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory researchers have received a four-year, multimillion dollar grant from the U.S. Department of Energy to study the chemical reactions that cause nuclear waste to change over time. » More …