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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.

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Vulnerable populations hardest hit in pandemic labor market
June 18, 2020

Racial and ethnic minorities, people born outside the U.S and women with children were three of the groups that experienced the largest declines in the likelihood of full‑time work and work hours, according to the WSU study.

A compound unlike any other
June 11, 2020

Researchers discovered a compound in the gills of wood-eating clams could be the solution to a group of parasites responsible for some of the world’s most common infections.

Study shows cannabis temporarily relieves PTSD symptoms
June 9, 2020

People suffering from post‑traumatic distress disorder report that cannabis reduces the severity of their symptoms by more than half, at least in the short term, according to a recent study led by a WSU psychology professor.

WSU researchers advance fuel cell technology
June 8, 2020

Their work is paving the way for the development of highly efficient gasoline-powered cars that produce low carbon dioxide emissions that contribute to global warming.

Researchers develop viable sodium battery
June 1, 2020

The team reports one of the best results to date for a sodium-ion battery. It is able to deliver a capacity similar to a low-end lithium-ion battery and to recharge successfully, keeping more than 80 percent of its charge after 1,000 cycles.