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Changes to drylands with future climate change
April 3, 2020

A WSU-led study published in Nature Communications found that drylands around the world will expand because of future climate change, but their average productivity will likely be reduced.

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COVID‑19 crisis shows need for long‑term changes
March 30, 2020

WSU infectious disease epidemiologist Eric Lofgren said that while extreme social distancing measures may prove unsustainable, some intermediate steps may need to be put in place to weather the outbreak.

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Seductive details inhibit learning
March 19, 2020

WSU researchers found that students who learned with seductive details, irrelevant but interesting information, performed lower on learning outcome measures than those who learned without those extra details.

More Research

Cannabis reduces headache and migraine pain by nearly half
November 25, 2019

Inhaled cannabis reduces self-reported headache severity by 47.3% and migraine severity by 49.6%, according to a recent study led by Carrie Cuttler, a WSU assistant professor of psychology. The study also found no evidence that cannabis caused “overuse headache,” a pitfall of more conventional treatments.

Researchers uncover indoor pollution hazards
June 6, 2019

Surprisingly high levels of pollutants, including formaldehyde and possibly mercury, have been found in carefully monitored homes. Researchers discover levels vary throughout the day and increase as temperatures rise.

New research sees molecules pairing hand in hand
May 10, 2019

A team of Washington State and Tufts University researchers have uncovered fundamentals in how mirror-image molecules interact, a discovery that could have implications in biochemistry, medicine, and industry.