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Reducing opioid use via online pain management focus of $2.5M study

 By Addy Hatch, WSU Spokane

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SPOKANE, Wash. – Marian Wilson, an assistant professor at the WSU College of Nursing, is joining a team of scientists who’ll lead a federally funded, $2.5 million study investigating whether an online pain management program can help patients with chronic pain reduce or eliminate the amount of prescription opioids they take. » More …

Diabetes researcher receives early-career recognition

SPOKANE, Wash. – Anna Zamora-Kapoor has received an early/mid career grant of $50,000 for 12 months from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to study risk factors for type 2 diabetes in American Indians and Alaska Natives. » 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 …

Illuminating sulfides’ roles in the body

By Will Ferguson, College of Arts & Sciences

Ming-Xian-webPULLMAN, Wash. – For the first time, researchers at Washington State University have created an injectable compound or “probe” that illuminates hydrogen sulfide and hydrogen polysulfides in different colors when they are present in cells. » More …

Scientist develops gene therapy for muscle wasting

By Seth Truscott, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences

Dan-RodgersPULLMAN, Wash. – A discovery by Washington State University scientist Dan Rodgers and collaborator Paul Gregorevic could save millions of people suffering from muscle wasting disease. » More …

Nasal spray may ease Parkinson’s, other disease symptoms

By Lori Maricle, College of Pharmacy

Jeannie-PadowskiSPOKANE, Wash. – Researchers have reported a 240 percent increase in the brain of the antioxidant glutathione after it is administered via nasal spray. Glutathione deficiency has been documented in a variety of central nervous system disorders, including Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, autism, Alzheimer’s disease, schizophrenia and bipolar disease. » More …

Nursing student receives library research award

By Brenda Alling, WSU Vancouver

Sarah-HolmanVANCOUVER, Wash. – Of all infectious diseases that endanger young children’s lives, pneumonia remains the world’s biggest threat. Yet some simple, low-cost measures could go a long way toward reducing the problem. » More …