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Breastfeeding mothers produce COVID‑19 antibodies
February 9, 2021

Breastfeeding women who have COVID‑19 transfer milk-borne antibodies to their babies without passing along the SARS‑CoV‑2 virus, according to a new study conducted in part by WSU researchers.

Big name corporations more likely to commit fraud
February 2, 2021

Fortune 500 firms with strong growth profiles are more prone to “cooking the books” than smaller, struggling companies, according to a recent study led by WSU sociologist Jennifer Schwartz.

Top WSU research stories 2020
January 28, 2021

From “murder hornets” to life on other planets, the most popular WSU research coverage in a year dominated by COVID‑19 played on questions of how things could get worse or how we might leave this troubled planet.

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.

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.

WSU startup highlighted at national showcase
December 10, 2020

The Protium Company, a WSU-founded startup that produces novel liquid hydrogen tanks, was featured at the APLU and AAU’s national Innovation and Entrepreneurship Showcase this week.

Football-loving states slow to enact youth concussion laws
December 1, 2020

States with high rates of high school football participation and strong college conferences, in particular the Southeastern Conference, were among the last to take up regulations on youth concussions, according to a recent study.

Two WSU faculty named AAAS Fellows
November 24, 2020

Legume geneticist Clarice Coyne and virologist Anthony Nicola have been elected by their peers as Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.