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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 scientists turn white fat into obesity-fighting beige fat

By Rebecca Phillips, University Communications science writer

Min-Du-webPULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University scientists have shown that berries, grapes and other fruits convert excess white fat into calorie-burning beige fat, providing new strategies for the prevention and treatment of obesity. » More …

Research funding for celiac-safe wheat, pain detection

lsdf-logoSEATTLE – Washington State University research projects about celiac disease-safe wheat and premature infant pain detection are among the ideas to receive $2.9 million in funding from Washington’s Life Sciences Discovery Fund. » More …

New WSU researcher focuses on obesity, autism, disease

By Lori Maricle, College of Pharmacy

Roullet-webSPOKANE, Wash. – A researcher whose work includes obesity, autism and rare disease studies is a new clinical professor in the experimental and systems pharmacology (ESP) section at the Washington State University College of Pharmacy. » More …

WSU’s grizzly bears lose weight on Thanksgiving?

By Linda Weiford, WSU News

Lynne-NelsonPULLMAN, Wash. – If you think Thanksgiving dinner can pack on the pounds, consider the grizzly bears at Washington State University that eat the equivalent of three such feasts daily during the weeks leading to hibernation. After nearly doubling their weight, they take a winter-long nap – only to wake up trim and perfectly healthy in early spring. » More …