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WSU veterinary cardiologist seeks canine study volunteers
January 13, 2015

PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University veterinary cardiologist, Pamela Lee, is seeking healthy adult dog volunteers for a non-invasive cardiology study comparing traditional heart monitoring to a wireless smartphone interface monitor.

Rock Doc: How much does it hurt? Assessing animal pain
November 25, 2014

By E. Kirsten Peters, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences

peters-e-k-2010-80PULLMAN, Wash. – When I take my elderly mother to the emergency room, the nurse asks how much pain she is in, on a scale of 1 to 10. There is a chart with pictures of little smiley faces, neutral faces and grimacing faces to help a person – perhaps a child – determine a number. Pain management is an important part of human medicine.

Nov. 10: Immunologist talks about vaccine development
October 21, 2014

By Peggy Perkins, Honors College

Brown-80PULLMAN, Wash. – Vaccine development to combat infections transmitted by ticks, mosquitoes and other insects will be discussed by award-winning researcher Wendy Brown, Washington State University regents professor of immunology, at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 10, in Honors Hall 110.

Bile-farmed bears’ hearts ‘not normal,’ says WSU researcher
June 24, 2014

By Linda Weiford, WSU News

moon-bear-80PULLMAN, Wash. – A veterinary cardiologist from Washington State University has just returned from an overseas research trip to help determine whether the highly controversial process of “bile milking” Asiatic black bears is damaging their hearts.

Smart bears prefer Toyotas, use their claws like keys
June 3, 2014

By Linda Weiford, WSU News

Bear-breaks-into-car-NPS-80PULLMAN, Wash. – Of the hundreds of automobiles that enter the parking lot each week at Washington State University’s Bear Research, Education and Conservation Center, two Toyotas entice the bears like no others.

WSU’s grizzly bears love pastries, delight visitors
May 19, 2014

By Linda Weiford, WSU News

Bear-80PULLMAN, Wash. – Wide-eyed children and adults are turning out in high numbers to view the grizzlies at Washington State University’s Bear Research, Education and Conservation Center on the east edge of campus. The giant predators take dips in the steel pool, roll on the grass and smack their massive paws at each other within the two-acre enclosure.

Rock Doc: Grizzly bear research might help human medicine
April 15, 2014

By E. Kirsten Peters, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences

peters-e-k-2010-80PULLMAN, Wash. – I’ve gained 5 pounds since last summer. My body mass index is still fine, but I need to stop gaining to keep it that way.