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WSU researchers deliver first “nanotherapeutics” to tumor

By Eric Sorensen, WSU News

SPOKANE, Wash. – For the first time, WSU researchers have demonstrated a way to deliver a drug to a tumor by attaching it to a blood cell. The innovation could let doctors target tumors with anticancer drugs that might otherwise damage healthy tissues. » More …

Junior faculty receive seed funding from WSU

planting seeds - new faculty seed grantsBy Alyssa Patrick, Office of Research

Nine junior faculty from across WSU colleges and campuses received New Faculty Seed Grants to kick-start development of their research, scholarly or creative portfolios. » 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 …

WSU, Albertsons create first U.S. program allowing pharmacy technicians to administer immunizations

WSU Albertsons logos

SPOKANE, Wash. — A pilot program in Idaho, hosted by Washington State University’s College of Pharmacy and Albertsons Companies, has led to the first law to expand patient access to health care services through immunization training for pharmacy technicians. » More …

Pharmacy Ph.D. student wins Three Minute Thesis contest

By C. Brandon Chapman, College of Education

PULLMAN, Wash. – Panshak Dakup, a College of Pharmacy doctoral student at Washington State University Spokane, won the annual Three Minute Thesis (3MT) event in Pullman Tuesday with his presentation, “The Benefits of Circadian Function in Cancer Therapy.” » More …

March 31 deadline for pharmacy teaching fellowship

By Lori Maricle, College of Pharmacy

SPOKANE, Wash. – A two-year mentored fellowship for those with a doctor of pharmacy degree or equivalent who want to teach and do research is accepting applications through Friday, March 31. » More …

New course prepares students for personalized medicine

By Lori Maricle, College of Pharmacy

SPOKANE, Wash. – Using a patients’ individual genetic information to select drugs and drug dosages specifically effective for them is part of pharmacy’s future. A recent study of a new course in pharmacogenomics at Washington State University Spokane found the class expanded students’ understanding of these possibilities for their profession. » More …

Mechanism triggers spread of prostate cancer to bones

By Eric Sorensen, WSU science writer

SPOKANE, Wash. – A Washington State University researcher has found a way that prostate cancer cells hijack the body’s bone maintenance, facilitating the spread of bone cancers present in some 90 percent of prostate-cancer fatalities. » More …