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New water-splitting method could open path to hydrogen economy
February 1, 2018

By Tina Hilding, Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture

catalyst nanofoam close upPULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University researchers have found a way to more efficiently generate hydrogen from water — an important key to making clean energy more viable.

WSU study to test sleep technology in chronic insomnia
January 23, 2018

By Judith Van Dongen, WSU Spokane Office of Research

SPOKANE, Wash. – If you spend your nights staring at the bedroom ceiling, you’re not alone. About a quarter of U.S. adults suffer from insomnia, which significantly impacts their quality of life.

John Peters named an American Academy of Microbiology Fellow
January 22, 2018

By Scott Weybright, College of Agricultural, Human and Natural Resource Sciences

American Academy of Microbiology and American Association for the Advancement of Science logosPULLMAN, Wash. – John Peters, director of Washington State University’s Institute of Biological Chemistry, has been named a Fellow in the American Academy of Microbiology.

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André-Denis Girard Wright named dean of CAHNRS
January 16, 2018

PULLMAN, Wash. – André-Denis Girard Wright, an internationally recognized researcher and director of the School of Animal and Comparative Biomedical Sciences at the University of Arizona, has been named dean of the Washington State University College of Agricultural, Human and Natural Resource Sciences.

Epigenetics study helps focus search for autism risk factors
January 16, 2018

By Judith Van Dongen, WSU Spokane Office of Research

SPOKANE, Wash. – Scientists have long tried to pin down the causes of autism spectrum disorder. Recent studies have expanded the search for genetic links from identifying genes toward epigenetics, the study of factors that control gene expression and looks at chemical modifications of DNA and the proteins associated with it.

Nutrition, exercise physiology adds master’s, doctorate degrees
January 8, 2018

By Christina Verheul, Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine

Elson S Floyd College of Medicine logoSPOKANE, Wash. – Opportunities in nutrition and exercise research will expand in the fall when the Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine will launch two new advanced degree programs at Washington State University Spokane.

A mother’s microbial gift
January 2, 2018

PULLMAN, Wash. – It happened again, most recently at a conference in Prague. After she gave her talk, a scientist came up to Shelley McGuire, a pioneer exploring the microbial communities found in human breast milk, and told her, “You don’t know how to take a sample. Your samples must have been contaminated. Human milk is sterile.”

Research identifies new fungi causing ugly disease in peonies
December 21, 2017

By Seth Truscott, College of Agricultural, Human and Natural Resource Sciences

peony bud with fungusPULLMAN, Wash. – Pacific Northwest farmers have found success growing peonies for a thriving global market. But a devastating fungus called Botrytis is limiting market growth and profits for Northwest farmers.

Adults with disabilities benefitting from Affordable Care Act
December 14, 2017

By Addy Hatch, College of Nursing

SPOKANE, Wash. – As politicians continue to wrangle over the future of the Affordable Care Act, newly published research shows the law has been clearly beneficial for at least one group of Americans – working-age adults with disabilities.

Office of Research announces 2018 Commercialization Gap Fund awards
December 14, 2017

Office of Commercialization bannerPULLMAN, Wash. – Seven research projects with high commercialization potential have been chosen to receive awards of up to $50,000 through the Commercialization Gap Fund for 2018. The funding was awarded to faculty from diverse fields including clean technology, human health, agriculture and engineering.

WSU College of Medicine lands $10 million in new research grants
December 13, 2017

 By Christina VerHeul, Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine

elson floyd college of medicine research 2017SPOKANE, Wash. – Fewer than three years since its inception, Washington State University’s Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine is making its mark on university research by securing $10 million in new grants and contract awards this fiscal year.

Susmita Bose named to National Academy of Inventors
December 12, 2017

PULLMAN, Wash. – Susmita Bose, the Herman and Brita Lindholm Endowed Chair and Professor in Washington State University’s School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering, has been named a fellow of the National Academy of Inventors.

Oh, my aching joints! Is weather to blame?
November 30, 2017

By Linda Weiford, WSU News

Hand close-upPULLMAN, Wash. – A smattering of studies supported by legions of testimonials suggest that many of us feel weather in our bones.