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Nutrition, exercise physiology adds master’s, doctorate degrees

By Christina Verheul, Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine

Elson S Floyd College of Medicine logoSPOKANE, Wash. – Opportunities in nutrition and exercise research will expand in the fall when the Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine will launch two new advanced degree programs at Washington State University Spokane. » More …

A mother’s microbial gift

PULLMAN, Wash. – It happened again, most recently at a conference in Prague. After she gave her talk, a scientist came up to Shelley McGuire, a pioneer exploring the microbial communities found in human breast milk, and told her, “You don’t know how to take a sample. Your samples must have been contaminated. Human milk is sterile.” » More …

WSU Spokane students win state community service awards

SPOKANE, Wash. – Pharmacy students involved in organizing mumps vaccination clinics in Spokane as well as two students in the Nutrition and Exercise Physiology program will receive community service awards Friday from the Washington state chapter of a national organization that promotes community service from higher education students and employees. » More …

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 …

Nov 18: Free summit looks at future of food in Seattle

few-graphicWOODINVILLE, Wash. – The need to integrate management of natural resources like water, energy and food in the greater Seattle area will be discussed during the free, interactive Urban Food-Energy-Water Summit on Friday, Nov. 18, in the Brightwater Convention Center. » More …

Researchers show how fatty acids can fight prostate cancer

By Eric Sorensen, WSU science writer

MeierSPOKANE, Wash. – Washington State University researchers have found a mechanism by which omega-3 fatty acids inhibit the growth and spread of prostate cancer cells. The findings, which are at odds with a 2013 study asserting that omega-3s increase the risk of prostate cancer, point the way to more effective anti-cancer drugs. » More …