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WSU researchers extract nicotine from ancient dental plaque for the first time

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. » More …

Washington SBDC arrives in Washington, D.C., with a Whooshh

By Hope Belli Tinney, Washington SBDC

SEATTLE, Wash. – Whooshh Innovations, creator of the so-called Salmon Cannon, was highlighted at the America’s Small Business Development Center’s Client Showcase on Capitol Hill last week. » More …

Hospitality Business Management revives 1940s tradition — The Bellhop

By Sue McMurray, Carson College of Business

Bellhop graphicPULLMAN, Wash. – The School of Hospitality Business Management at Washington State University is renewing a tradition that began in 1940s — The Bellhop, a celebration of the hospitality program featuring a dinner and dancing. » More …

Crop-saving soil tests now at farmers’ fingertips

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. » More …

Battle for Spinach: Tiny crop, huge value, no virgin soil, big trouble

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MOUNT VERNON, Wash. – In the Pacific Northwest, spinach seed is a tiny crop with huge value. And it’s in big trouble. » More …

March 13: White Lecture features national institute researcher

By Lori Maricle, WSU College of Pharmacy 

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SPOKANE, Wash. – Richard Okita, a program director with the National Institutes of Health National Institute of General Medical Sciences, will present the 2018 Allen I. White Lecture at noon Tuesday, March 13, in the Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Sciences Building Walgreens Auditorium on the WSU Spokane campus.

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Library showcases photos of Guide Dogs for the Blind

By Nella Letizia, WSU Libraries

Amanda Amore and puppyPULLMAN, Wash. – Third-year Washington State University veterinary student Amanda Amore knows firsthand how important her puppy-raising work with the national organization Guide Dogs for the Blind is. » More …