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Brain diseases focus of first WSU Translational Medicine Symposium
October 16, 2017

The Oct. 27 symposium brings together scientists, entrepreneurs, physicians, patients and families to work toward novel solutions for clinical problems. The focus for this year’s symposium will be on neurodegenerative diseases — such as ALS and Alzheimer’s disease — as well as oncology with a focus on recurrent glioblastoma brain tumors.

Australia’s bad flu season could signal rough winter ahead for U.S.
October 16, 2017

If the high number of cases reported in Australia is any indication, the U.S. could be in for a rough flu season in the months ahead. Patterns in the southern hemisphere help lay the groundwork for predicting what could happen when the virus establishes itself in North America, and health experts recommend getting your flu shot as soon as possible.

Johnson will serve as interim athletic director
October 16, 2017

John Johnson, WSU’s senior associate director of athletics, will serve as interim director of intercollegiate athletics as a national search gets underway for a full-time replacement. A new website launched by the search committee is seeking public feedback.

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College of Nursing expands online offerings
October 13, 2017

Nurses in Washington need 45 hours of continuing education every three years to maintain their licenses, but that’s not easy to achieve for nurses working in rural or remote locations. That’s why the Washington State University College of Nursing is working with WSU’s Academic Outreach & Innovation group and WSU Extension to make continuing education more accessible to nurses everywhere.

Johnson, Sisouvanh win WSU ACADA advising awards
October 13, 2017

Morann Johnson and Sisouvanh “Sis” Keopanapay advise hundreds of undergraduates annually. They are credited with showing valuable investment in their students, working well with faculty and staff to ensure that students achieve their full potential, and exceeding expectations.

BIOAg Program Accepting Research Proposals for FY18
October 9, 2017

The goal of the BIOAg solicitation is to engage WSU faculty to advance the development, understanding, and use of biologically-intensive, organic, and sustainable agriculture in Washington State.

Rawlins Research Complex unveiled in Pullman
October 1, 2017

The complex promotes collaborative and interdisciplinary life sciences research regardless of department or college. Currently, the complex consists of the first three of six interconnected life science research buildings: Vogel Plant Sciences, Biotechnology and Life Sciences, and Veterinary and Biomedical Research.

Why the common cold struck when the weather was hot
September 29, 2017

A cold is associated with the brisk weather of winter – that’s how the illness gets its name. Why, then, did the virus hit students, faculty and staff when temperatures were in the 80s as the fall semester began?