Developing sustainable strategies to defeat pests that threaten Washington’s fruit crops is Tobin Northfield’s goal as new entomologist at WSU Tree Fruit Research and Extension Center.
Cancer-fighting drugs used on humans help plants fight disease as well. That discovery reveals a mechanism that could help scientists develop new ways for plants to battle infection.
In the ghoulish world of infectious disease agents, prions might well be the zombies. Unlike bacteria and viruses, prions have no DNA, yet still manage to replicate.
Onions are the fifth most valuable vegetable produced in the United States. But some farmers have abandoned the crop due to losses from pests and disease.
Daylan Kelting started programming computers in middle and high school. Now, in addition to pursuing a degree in computer science, he’s doing research in developing a valuable elder-care program.
WSU researchers have developed for the first time a machine-learning computer model to predict how cancer patients will fare from their treatment.
Climate change, smart environments, biofuels, plant genomics are a few of the topics featured at the Summer Undergraduate Research Symposium, Friday, Aug. 3, in Smith CUE Atrium.
July 23 was space farming harvest day on the International Space Station, as the WSU-led experiment ‘Final Frontier Plant Habitat’ yielded its produce.
WSU researchers have found that marijuana legalization in Colorado and Washington has not hurt police effectiveness. In fact, clearance rates for certain crimes have improved.
While the moon is uninhabitable today, there could have been simple life forms on its surface in the distant past.
University administration recently revised its executive policy that defines WSU’s policy regarding intellectual property, technology transfer and commercialization.
Overweight adults are more likely to suffer from chronic pain, according to a recent Washington State University study.
Sagebrush is a protective home for good bugs that help fight harmful pests on grape vines, according to new research from WSU scientists.
Four WSU faculty have been elected to the Washington State Academy of Sciences and two others were chosen to serve on the academy’s leadership board.
Prison employees experience PTSD on par with Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans, a new study by a WSU College of Nursing researcher found.
Groundbreaking nanotechnology designed to protect cherries, apples and other fruits is showing positive results.
WSU researchers have created a sustainable alternative to traditional concrete using coal fly ash, a waste product of coal-based electricity generation.