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André-Denis Girard Wright named dean of CAHNRS

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PULLMAN, Wash. – André-Denis Girard Wright, an internationally recognized researcher and director of the School of Animal and Comparative Biomedical Sciences at the University of Arizona, has been named dean of the Washington State University College of Agricultural, Human and Natural Resource Sciences. » More …

Dramatic decline in genetic diversity of Northwest salmon charted

By Eric Sorensen, WSU News

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PULLMAN, Wash. – Columbia River Chinook salmon have lost as much as two-thirds of their genetic diversity, Washington State University researchers have found. » More …

WSU researchers use gold to target, kill cancer cells with less drugs

A promising but little-used type of cancer treatment has been markedly improved by introducing the use of tiny particles of gold and platinum. » More ...

WSU researchers see gene influencing performance of sleep-deprived people

By Will Ferguson, College of Arts and Sciences

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PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University researchers have discovered a genetic variation that predicts how well people perform certain mental tasks when they are sleep-deprived. » More …

Adults with disabilities benefitting from Affordable Care Act

By Addy Hatch, College of Nursing

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SPOKANE, Wash. – As politicians continue to wrangle over the future of the Affordable Care Act, newly published research shows the law has been clearly beneficial for at least one group of Americans – working-age adults with disabilities. » More …

WSU College of Medicine lands $10 million in new research grants

 By Christina VerHeul, Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine

elson floyd college of medicine research 2017SPOKANE, Wash. – Fewer than three years since its inception, Washington State University’s Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine is making its mark on university research by securing $10 million in new grants and contract awards this fiscal year. » More …

Dec. 12-14: WSU Tri-Cities symposium showcases undergraduate research, art

wsu tri-cities undergrad research and art symposiumRICHLAND, Wash. – Students will present on their research, course projects and art from noon – 1 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday, Dec. 12-14, as part of the Undergraduate Research Symposium and Art Exhibition at Washington State University Tri-Cities. » More …

Building tools to protect America’s power grid

By August Schiess, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

PULLMAN, Wash. – When Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico in late September, it devastated the island’s power grid — and estimates suggest residents won’t have full power again until mid-December. » More …

Marijuana use may not aid patients in opioid addiction treatment

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SPOKANE, Wash. – Many patients who are being treated for opioid addiction in a medication-assisted treatment clinic use marijuana to help manage their pain and mood symptoms. » More …

Discovery for modifying diamonds could change computing – WSU research

By Siddharth Vodnala, intern, Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture

Marc Weber in WSU labPULLMAN, Wash. – A group of WSU researchers has discovered a way to modify diamonds that opens up important applications in the field of quantum computing and in radiation detection. » More …