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Summer camp hosts difficult-to-understand children

By Doug Nadvornick, Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine

SPOKANE, Wash. – Children and parents from as far away as Texas and Canada are attending camp this week at Washington State University Spokane where the kids will work intently on their speech and language skills. » More …

Nasal spray may ease Parkinson’s, other disease symptoms

By Lori Maricle, College of Pharmacy

Jeannie-PadowskiSPOKANE, Wash. – Researchers have reported a 240 percent increase in the brain of the antioxidant glutathione after it is administered via nasal spray. Glutathione deficiency has been documented in a variety of central nervous system disorders, including Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, autism, Alzheimer’s disease, schizophrenia and bipolar disease. » More …

June 19-30: Native American students at health sciences camp

By Kevin Dudley, WSU Spokane

SPOKANE, Wash. – Twenty students from Northwest tribal groups will learn about Washington State University health sciences programs and get tips on planning for and applying to college at a June 19-30 summer camp at WSU Spokane. » More …

Salk Middle School, Rogers High School win state MESA

By Kevin Dudley, WSU Spokane

Salk-webSPOKANE, Wash. – Student teams from Salk Middle School and Rogers High School took home first place finishes recently at the MESA State Championship at the Microsoft Conference Center in Redmond, Wash. Salk will represent Washington at the MESA (mathematics, engineering, science achievement) National Competition June 22-25 in Ogden, Utah. » More …

Benefits to timing chemotherapy to body’s ‘awake’ time

By Lori Maricle, College of Pharmacy

PULLMAN, Wash. – Not a morning person? Neither are your kidneys. Research from the Washington State University College of Pharmacy suggests there may be benefits to timing chemotherapy in cancer patients to the time of day the body is “most awake.” » More …