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Seeing Double
November 20, 2017

The Washington State Twin Registry is a powerful aid in promoting better health. For researchers trying to distinguish between genetic and environmental conditions, twins offer a promising stream of data that can serve up remarkably solid inferences and conclusions.

Nicolle Peterson aspires to become a Hollywood film editor.
In crisis, the Access Center was there for her
October 23, 2017

Looking back at her freshman year Nicolle Peterson is still surprised by how quickly her new life at WSU unraveled. She credits the staff at the Access Center with helping her get back on track, determining what accommodations she needed and coaching her on how to talk with her professors.

Researchers are trying to identify indigenous tobaccos important to Native groups.
Holy smokes
October 17, 2017

WSU researchers Shannon Tushingham and David Gang are using a combination of archeology and high-end molecular chemistry to help identify and restore wild tobacco and other indigenous smoke plants used by Northwest Native groups. Their work also supports a nationwide effort to design culturally-sensitive smoking cessation programs that emphasize the differences between traditional and commercial tobacco use.

More Health & Medicine

Flu shot Fridays are back
October 12, 2017

Flu Shot Fridays began Sept. 29 in Pullman and enable students, faculty, staff and community members to get vaccinated at the Washington Building. It takes about two weeks for your body to develop the antibodies that will protect against the flu virus, so health experts advise getting vaccinated as early as possible.

Stress down, shape up, with fitness classes A-Z
October 6, 2017

Feel the burn – or not. Whether you want to build core strength, improve cardiovascular function or meditate on a mat, WSU offers faculty and staff at several campuses a range a classes to promote physical and mental well-being.