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Prehistoric Pacific Coast diets had salmon limits
April 12, 2021

In a new paper, anthropologists document the many dietary solutions ancient Pacific Coast people likely employed to avoid “salmon starvation,” a toxic and potentially fatal condition brought on by eating too much lean protein.

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Mending Butch’s broken legs
April 9, 2021

Whatever bad luck befell Butch, a roughly 1‑year‑old stray dog, his future is looking much more promising after he found his way to the WSU Veterinary Teaching Hospital.

Award will help study and fight soil compaction
April 6, 2021

With a $450,000 New Innovator Award from the Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research, WSU researcher Haly Neely will lead a team to study how soil compaction impacts crop productivity and yield as well as develop management practices to reduce the problem.

Lab-made hexagonal diamonds stiffer than natural diamonds
March 31, 2021

For the first time, researchers at WSU’s Institute for Shock Physics have hard evidence that human-made hexagonal diamonds are stiffer than the common cubic diamonds found in nature and often used in jewelry.

Study finds foster youth lack critical financial skills
March 24, 2021

Most people rely on family members to help them learn how to open a bank account, find a job or create a budget, but that’s often not an option for youth in foster care, according to new WSU research.

Pandemic has increased pregnancy stress for U.S. women
March 17, 2021

COVID‑19 created many new problems for pregnant women, a WSU study found. Among their concerns, women worried about their babies contracting the disease and being forced to isolate from their newborns in the hospital.

Homelessness and the health care system
March 16, 2021

Dr. Jim O’Connell, Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program president and Harvard Medical School assistant professor, will give two virtual presentations March 31 as part of the Robert F. E. Stier Lecture in Medicine.

Doctor communication key to pandemic vaccine adoption
March 15, 2021

People who talk with their doctors are more likely to get vaccinated during a pandemic, according to a study of evidence collected during the “swine flu,” the last pandemic to hit the U.S. before COVID‑19.