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Ask Dr. Universe: How does digestion work?

dr-universe-logoPULLMAN, Wash. – All around the world, animals are eating all kinds of different foods. Our foods might be different, but one thing is true for all of us: We have to digest. » More …

Safer gene therapy delivery reduces cancer risk

By Eric Sorensen, WSU science writer

Trobridge-80SPOKANE, Wash. – A Washington State University researcher has developed a way to reduce the development of cancer cells that are an infrequent but dangerous byproduct of gene therapy. » More …

Floyd College of Medicine accepting student applications

By Kevin Dudley, WSU Spokane

SPOKANE, Wash. – The Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine has been granted membership in the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) and is accepting medical school applications. » More …

Floyd College of Medicine receives preliminary accreditation

wsu-elson-s-floyd-col-of-med-logo_300pSPOKANE, Wash. – The Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine at Washington State University today received preliminary accreditation – a major milestone that keeps the college on track to enroll its inaugural class of students in August 2017. » More …

Through Nov. 22: Feminist author subject of medical exhibit

lit-prescripSPOKANE, Wash. – The life of a writer whose physician discouraged her from having a career is the subject of “The Literature of Prescription,” a traveling exhibit from the National Library of Medicine on display through noon Nov. 22 at the academic library at Washington State University Spokane. » More …

Grant to study cognitive health in elderly American Indians

Buchwald-webSPOKANE, Wash. – Researchers at Washington State University Health Sciences Spokane recently were awarded a $3.655 million four-year grant from the National Institute on Aging to study cognitive health among elderly American Indians. » 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 …

WSU researchers watch skin cells ‘walk’ to wounds

By Eric Sorensen, WSU science writer

skin-cell-movingPULLMAN, Wash. – Skin cells typically spend their entire existence in one place on your body. But Washington State University researchers have seen how the cells will alter the proteins holding them in place and move to repair a wound. » More …