New research suggests that even a small exposure to cocaine can fundamentally alter a delicate molecular net that surrounds brain cells associated with addiction.
Jordan Blacktop, Postdoctoral research fellow, is the first WSU Vancouver researcher to receive a prestigious NIH Pathway to Independence award.
Imee Williams, WSU Vancouver neuroscience alumna and future physician, has received a Fulbright U.S. Student Program grant.
Ten years ago, as a soldier in Afghanistan, Erin Cooper suffered a traumatic brain injury and broken bones from a 40-foot fall. Today, she’s helping fellow veterans recover through hiking.
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.
New research at WSU College of Veterinary Medicine brings greater insight to the effects of drug use on brain maturation, addiction treatment.
By Judith Van Dongen, WSU Spokane
SPOKANE, Wash. – Washington State University Health Sciences Spokane will be hosting its first annual Translational Medicine Symposium, 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 27, at the Providence Auditorium, 20 W 9th Ave in Spokane, Wash.
PULLMAN, Wash. – Zebrafish exposed to very low levels of methylmercury as embryos not only passed on toxic effects of the chemical exposure to their offspring, but also to the third generation, according to a study that investigated both epigenetic changes – chemical modifications to the DNA – and abnormal neuro-behavior associated with exposure.