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Women influenced coevolution of dogs and humans
January 25, 2021

In a cross-cultural analysis, WSU researchers found several factors may have played a role in building the mutually beneficial relationship between humans and dogs, including temperature, hunting and surprisingly—gender.

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Jan. 11-14: Soil Health: Measuring and Managing
January 5, 2021

Learn about soil health testing, carbon cycling, cover cropping in arid climates, soil health for pathogen and pest suppression, stress and mental health for farm workers, and much more during the WSU Farmers Network’s Soil Health webinar series, Jan. 11-14 via Zoom.

ADVISORY: WSU receives shipment of COVID-19 vaccine
December 17, 2020

Whitman County has received the first shipment of COVID-19 vaccine. WSU is storing the vaccine in ultra-cold freezers, which are capable of maintaining the -80 degrees Celsius temperature required for the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine prior to being diluted and administered for use.

Tasmanian devils may survive their own pandemic
December 10, 2020

A WSU-led study in Science has found that a transmissible cancer that has decimated Tasmanian devil populations likely won’t spell their doom. The method they used may also help improve understanding of how other emerging diseases evolve.