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Early warning system for deadly amphibian pathogen
March 12, 2018

Mountain yellow-legged frogBy Will Ferguson, College of Arts and Sciences

PULLMAN, Wash. – New technology being developed at Washington State University could help save amphibians around the world from a deadly fungal pathogen.

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Sexual harassment, gender stereotypes prevalent among youth
March 6, 2018

By Corrie Wilder, Edward R. Murrow College of Communication

PULLMAN, Wash. – Young women enrolled in high schools and colleges told Washington State University researchers that people routinely make sexual comments, both in-person and online, about them and their bodies.

Researchers use single-atom catalyst, convert CO to CO2
March 5, 2018

By Siddharth Vodnala, intern, Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture

PULLMAN, Wash. – Researchers from Washington State University and Tufts University have demonstrated for the first time that a single metal atom can act as a catalyst in converting carbon monoxide into carbon dioxide, a chemical reaction that is commonly used in catalytic converters to remove harmful gases from car exhaust.

WSU researchers extract nicotine from ancient dental plaque for the first time
February 27, 2018

By Will Ferguson, College of Arts and Sciences

Woman Smoking PULLMAN, Wash. – A team of scientists including researchers from Washington State University has shown for the first time that nicotine residue can be extracted from plaque, also known as “dental calculus”, on the teeth of ancient tobacco users.

Life always finds a way
February 26, 2018

By Will Ferguson, College of Arts and Sciences

PULLMAN, Wash. – For the first time, researchers have seen life rebounding in the world’s driest desert, demonstrating that it could also be lurking in the soils of Mars.

Crop-saving soil tests now at farmers’ fingertips
February 23, 2018

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

PCR soil pathogen test in fieldPULLMAN, Wash.  Soil pathogen testing – critical to farming, but painstakingly slow and expensive – will soon be done accurately, quickly, inexpensively and onsite, thanks to research that Washington State University scientists are sharing.

Virtual reality technology developed at WSU enables virtual Olympics participation
February 15, 2018

By Tina Hilding, Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture

Poster to view the Olympic games via virtual reality at WSUPULLMAN, Wash. – Can’t swing a plane ticket to PyeongChang on short notice? You might still be able to participate in the 2018 Olympics, virtually anyway. Immersive VR technology developed at WSU, and being used at this year’s winter Olympics, is set for a series of public demonstrations on the Pullman campus.

Salmon face double whammy from toxic stormwater
February 12, 2018

By Eric Sorensen, WSU News

VANCOUVER, Wash. – Washington State University researchers have found that salmon face a double whammy when they swim in the stormwater runoff of urban roadways.

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.