Four WSU faculty have been elected to the Washington State Academy of Sciences and two others were chosen to serve on the academy’s leadership board.
A critical link in mapping recurrent mutations of melanoma — the most serious form of skin cancer in humans — has been discovered by WSU researchers.
Researchers combine forces to find nonchemical, natural solution in stopping parasitic worms that cause huge damage to potatoes, grapes, onions and other crops.
WSU researchers have seen how both humans and fruit flies deploy a protein that plays a critical role in their immune responses to invading bacteria.
Amit Dhingra, genomics and biotechnology, has been honored by the Council on Undergraduate Research for his mentoring of undergraduate researchers.
Zachary Howard, a WSU genetics and cell biology major, has received a $7,500 Goldwater Scholarship.
Three WSU researchers recently received a grant to determine out how phosphorylase, an enzyme that plants and animals both have, works with photosynthesis.
By Will Ferguson, College of Arts and Sciences
PULLMAN, Wash. – A team of scientists including researchers from Washington State University has shown for the first time that nicotine residue can be extracted from plaque, also known as “dental calculus”, on the teeth of ancient tobacco users.
By Scott Weybright, College of Agricultural, Human and Natural Resource Sciences
PULLMAN, Wash. – John Peters, director of Washington State University’s Institute of Biological Chemistry, has been named a Fellow in the American Academy of Microbiology.
By Judith Van Dongen, WSU Spokane Office of Research
SPOKANE, Wash. – Scientists have long tried to pin down the causes of autism spectrum disorder. Recent studies have expanded the search for genetic links from identifying genes toward epigenetics, the study of factors that control gene expression and looks at chemical modifications of DNA and the proteins associated with it.