During your morning coffee, noon-time salad, or even that Thanksgiving meal, the honey bee is your constant companion. About a third of our diet depends on pollinated crops, not just fruit and vegetables but also the alfalfa that feeds dairy herds.
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.
M. Kariuki Njenga, a Washington State University professor in the Paul G. Allen School for Global Animal Health and a leader in the effort to address emerging zoonotic diseases, has been elected a member of the National Academy of Medicine (NAM)
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.
The new “Culture of Health” partnership unites thousands of communities in a 10-year effort to tackle the challenges they face when it comes to health.
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.