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Bacteria use traffic-cop-like mechanism to infect gut

By Linda Weiford, WSU News

KnodlerPULLMAN, Wash. – A study has found that a cellular syringe-like device used to invade intestinal cells also acts as a traffic cop – directing bacteria where to go and thereby enabling them to efficiently carry out infection. » More …

Immigrant finds a home providing homes for elderly

By Hope Belli Tinney, Washington SBDC

WSBDC-LOGOFERNDALE, Wash. – As an immigrant from Ethiopia, Bizu Getachew depended on housekeeping and caregiving work “for survival” when she moved to Seattle in 1996. But while employed at an adult family home, she realized she enjoyed the work and was good at it. » More …

NASA funds student’s study of fueling space exploration

By Michelle Fredrickson, Voiland College of Engineering & Architecture

Carl-Bunge-mugPULLMAN, Wash. – When mechanical engineering student Carl Bunge was 3 years old, his brother and sister convinced him he was an alien born from an egg his parents found in a field. » More …

National Goldwater honors go to WSU undergraduates

Summers,-left,-Matz-and-RocchiPULLMAN, Wash. – Three Washington State University students have received national recognition from the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program. » More …

Citizen scientists collect data on urban wild bees

By Sylvia Kantor, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences

SEATTLE – City dwellers concerned about recent declines in pollinators can contribute to bee research as citizen scientists. Elias Bloom, a Washington State University doctoral student, is seeking volunteers to collect data on wild, native bees in Seattle in order to promote pollinator health. » More …

Like a dog, like a frog, like a … starling?

By Linda Weiford, WSU News

starling,-wikipediaPULLMAN, Wash. – Did you hear the police siren wailing from a nearby treetop? How about the barking dog from a power line? Chances are you heard a common starling, a bird that’s making plenty of noise this time of year – not only in the Pacific Northwest but every state in the country. » More …