Scientists are one step closer to understanding how the cancer-fighting drug Taxol is produced by trees, according to a new paper led by WSU researchers.
The study shows students taking introductory biology coupled with a service-learning project, performed better academically and had improved first-year retention rates compared with students who did not participate in service-learning.
The four-year bachelor of arts degree program offered on the WSU Pullman and Vancouver campuses consists primarily of courses in anthropology and biological sciences, with additional courses of the student’s choosing.
The exercise takes students far beyond traditional lessons by giving them access to detailed 3D cell models, demonstrating the true complexity of cells that can’t be depicted in textbooks.
Genetics and cell biology major Sean Thompson is one of eight new Goldwater Scholars attending college in Washington. More than 1,300 students from across the U.S. applied for the award in 2020.
A research team led by a Washington State University professor has developed a new tool to study how lipids interact with proteins in plants to help understand how photosynthesis happens.
WSU will celebrate the grand opening of its new Honey Bee & Pollinator Research, Extension, and Education Facility on March 6 with a ribbon cutting and tours of the facility.
They propose immediate “no regret” solutions, steps that can only help insects recover while they work to build more scientific knowledge of the problem.
Researchers have developed a more accurate method of measuring bisphenol A (BPA) levels in humans and found that exposure to the endocrine-disrupting chemical is far higher than previously assumed.
The more diverse a farm’s plant population, the more beneficial it is for bee pollinators, and the more efficiently those pollinators work, according to new WSU research.