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Glacial stream insect may tolerate warmer waters
July 27, 2020

The mountain stonefly, an endangered aquatic insect that lives in icy streams fed by glaciers, can tolerate warmer water temperatures at least temporarily, according to a study co-led by Scott Hotaling.

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Study finds fatty acid that kills cancer cells
July 14, 2020

Researchers have shown that a fatty acid called DGLA can induce ferroptosis, an iron-dependent type of cell death, in human cancer cells. The discovery has many implications, including a step toward a potential cancer treatment.

Bat research critical to preventing next pandemic
July 13, 2020

In a recent Nature Reviews Microbiology article, WSU’s Michael Letko and colleagues call for more research into bat molecular biology and ecology, to help predict, and hopefully prevent, the next pandemic.

Terri the tortoise makes a turnaround
July 8, 2020

A tortoise believed to be run over by a vehicle could live another 90 years thanks to the care of Washington State University veterinarians.

Pregnancy stereotypes can lead to workplace accidents
June 29, 2020

A study by WSU researchers found that fears of confirming stereotypes about pregnant workers as incompetent, weak or less committed to their job can drive pregnant employees to work extra hard, risking injury.