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WSU Regents approve airport land acquisition offer

By Phil Weiler, WSU Marketing and Communication

moscow pullman airportPULLMAN, Wash. – The Washington State University Board of Regents today unanimously approved the sale of university-owned land to the Pullman Moscow Regional Airport for $14,772,750. The sale of this property will allow the airport to continue the re-alignment of the airport runway. » More …

WSU researchers see popular herbicide affecting health across generations

By Eric Sorensen, WSU News

Skinner Michael in WSU lab
Skinner

PULLMAN, Wash. – First, the good news. Washington State University researchers have found that a rat exposed to a popular herbicide while in the womb developed no diseases and showed no apparent health effects aside from lower weight. » More …

Experi-mint: Eucalyptus as alternative to dense jet fuel

By Brett Stav, College of Engineering and Architecture

Lin-Hongfei, WSU
Lin

PULLMAN, Wash. – A research team led by Hongfei Lin, associate professor from Washington State University’s Gene and Linda Voiland School of Chemical Engineering and Bioengineering, has developed a novel process for synthesizing dense jet fuel from mint, pine, gumweed, eucalyptus or other plants. » More …

Students receive 27 Carson, Auvil undergraduate research awards

PULLMAN, Wash. – Twenty-seven Washington State University students at Pullman and Vancouver have received two types of awards from the Office of Undergraduate Research, part of WSU Undergraduate Education. » More …

Grant will create fellowships for researchers with disabilities at WSU

By Addy Hatch, College of Nursing

Jae Kennedy, WSU Health Policy & Administration
Kennedy

SPOKANE, Wash. – Research scientists with disabilities are underrepresented in the health sciences, yet such scholars bring needed perspective to understanding and improving health policies and services for people with disabilities. » More …

Reducing opioid use via online pain management focus of $2.5M study

 By Addy Hatch, WSU Spokane

Wilson-Marian-WSU Nursing
Wilson

SPOKANE, Wash. – Marian Wilson, an assistant professor at the WSU College of Nursing, is joining a team of scientists who’ll lead a federally funded, $2.5 million study investigating whether an online pain management program can help patients with chronic pain reduce or eliminate the amount of prescription opioids they take. » More …

Monarch butterflies disappearing from western North America

By Eric Sorensen, WSU News

VANCOUVER, Wash. – Monarch butterfly populations from western North America have declined far more dramatically than was previously known and face a greater risk of extinction than eastern monarchs, according to a new study in the journal Biological Conservation. » More …

New device could turn heat energy into a viable fuel source

By Will Ferguson, College of Arts and Sciences

Yi_Gu wsu physics researcher
Gu

PULLMAN, Wash. – A new device being developed by Washington State University physicist Yi Gu could one day turn the heat generated by a wide array of electronics into a usable fuel source. » More …

$1.77M NIH grant funds WSU professors’ smart-home technology research

By Addy Hatch, WSU Nursing

ninr logoSPOKANE, Wash. – An interprofessional team of scientists from Washington State University has landed a $1.77 million grant to research how “smart-home” technology can monitor the health and safety of senior citizens from afar. » More …

WSU leading online implementation of K-12 truancy prevention program

By Maegan Murray, WSU Tri-Cities

WARNS logoRICHLAND, Wash. – Washington State University is leading the online implementation of a program aimed at reducing school truancy that could positively impact schools across the state, and possibly the nation. » More …