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New police training draws from science of deadly force

By Linda Weiford, WSU News

simulator-detailSPOKANE, Wash. – A portable use-of-force simulator aimed at launching a new era in police training is being rolled out by Washington State University. » More …

Business advising helps therapist fine tune new practice

By Hope Belli Tinney, Washington SBDC

kim-mcmillinSPOKANE, Wash. – When therapist Kim McMillin and her husband wanted to relocate from Denver in 2014, Spokane was attractive because of family in the area and opportunities to focus on music therapy. » More …

Shopping to support generosity of local businesses

By Hope Belli Tinney, Washington SBDC

shop-small-logoSPOKANE, Wash. – When local high school officials need prizes for Sober Grad Night, who do they call? When the local youth sports team needs a sponsor or when dozens of community nonprofits need items for a silent auction, who do they call? » More …

‘Unsettled’ weather – blah but not bad

By Nic Loyd, WSU meteorologist, and Linda Weiford, WSU News

weathercatch-photo-logoSPOKANE, Wash. – In January 1935, a New York Times story about aviator Amelia Earhart carried the headline “Unsettled weather on the Coast.” According to the article, Earhart was completing a solo flight from Hawaii when her small plane hit turbulence along the California coast, delaying the much-anticipated landing by an hour or two. » More …

Safer gene therapy delivery reduces cancer risk

By Eric Sorensen, WSU science writer

Trobridge-80SPOKANE, Wash. – A Washington State University researcher has developed a way to reduce the development of cancer cells that are an infrequent but dangerous byproduct of gene therapy. » More …

Floyd College of Medicine accepting student applications

By Kevin Dudley, WSU Spokane

SPOKANE, Wash. – The Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine has been granted membership in the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) and is accepting medical school applications. » More …

WSU scientists collaborate on ‘gene therapy in a box’

Trobridge-80SPOKANE, Wash. – Washington State University Spokane researchers have collaborated on a tabletop device that can genetically manipulate blood to treat cancer, HIV and other diseases without expensive processing facilities.  » More …

Floyd College of Medicine receives preliminary accreditation

wsu-elson-s-floyd-col-of-med-logo_300pSPOKANE, Wash. – The Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine at Washington State University today received preliminary accreditation – a major milestone that keeps the college on track to enroll its inaugural class of students in August 2017. » More …

Through Nov. 22: Feminist author subject of medical exhibit

lit-prescripSPOKANE, Wash. – The life of a writer whose physician discouraged her from having a career is the subject of “The Literature of Prescription,” a traveling exhibit from the National Library of Medicine on display through noon Nov. 22 at the academic library at Washington State University Spokane. » More …