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COVID-stress may be hard to beat even with exercise
September 8, 2020

In a study of twins, people who reported increasing their physical activity after the start of COVID‑19 stay‑at‑home orders reported higher levels of stress and anxiety than those whose activity levels stayed the same.

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Glacial stream insect may tolerate warmer waters
July 27, 2020

The mountain stonefly, an endangered aquatic insect that lives in icy streams fed by glaciers, can tolerate warmer water temperatures at least temporarily, according to a study co-led by Scott Hotaling.

Study finds fatty acid that kills cancer cells
July 14, 2020

Researchers have shown that a fatty acid called DGLA can induce ferroptosis, an iron-dependent type of cell death, in human cancer cells. The discovery has many implications, including a step toward a potential cancer treatment.

Bat research critical to preventing next pandemic
July 13, 2020

In a recent Nature Reviews Microbiology article, WSU’s Michael Letko and colleagues call for more research into bat molecular biology and ecology, to help predict, and hopefully prevent, the next pandemic.

Several fish adapt in same way to toxic water
July 9, 2020

A new study challenges the idea of evolutionary chance by finding that at least 10 different lineages of fish have adapted to live in an extreme environment using the same mechanism.

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.

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.

Eight junior faculty awarded seed grants
May 11, 2020

From the impact of a Universal Basic Income to safer nuclear fuel to muscle genes in trout—this year’s eight New Faculty Seed Grant awards span a wide range of topics and disciplines.