WSU Cougar Head Logo Washington State University
WSU Insider
News and Information for Faculty, Staff, and the WSU Community


Youth cannabis vaping highest in medical marijuana states

More U.S. high school seniors reported vaping cannabis in states where it is legal only for medical purposes than states where all adult use is permitted, according to a WSU study.

Top research coverage of 2022

Many of the WSU studies that grabbed headlines last year had to do with human health, topped by the discovery of a potentially dangerous virus in Russian bats, a relative of the one that causes COVID‑19.

Parasite common in cats causes abortion in bighorn sheep

A parasite often spread by domestic and wild cats is a cause of abortions, or pregnancy loss, as well as neonatal deaths in big horn sheep, according to a study led by WSU researchers.

Low-impact human recreation changes wildlife behavior

A WSU-led study of Glacier National Park hiking trails during and after a COVID‑19 closure adds evidence to the theory that humans can create a “landscape of fear” like other apex predators.