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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 …

Probiotic toxin fights coldwater disease in rainbow trout

By Rebecca Phillips, University Communications

tail-lesion-230PULLMAN, Wash. – The rainbow trout is a work of art and diner’s delight. But when the freshwater fish falls prey to coldwater disease, its colorful body erodes into ragged wounds and ulcers. The bacterial infection can kill up to 30 percent of hatchery stock and costs millions of dollars in economic loss. » More …

Study: We’re easily swayed by initial images of food

By Darin Watkins, Murrow College of Communication

Rachel-Bailey-80PULLMAN, Wash. – If you’re having a tough time losing weight, you might consider how powerfully first impressions influence choices. According to a new Washington State University study, initial images of food in advertisements can determine the way we react. » More …