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$10 million grant to study disease in native populations

By Doug Nadvornick, Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine

Buchwald-webSPOKANE, Wash. – A Washington State University researcher has received a $10 million grant to work with American Indian, Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander communities to reduce health risks related to high blood pressure. » More …

Prescriptions more affordable with Obamacare, Medicare D

By Eric Sorensen, WSU science writer

Jae-Kennedy-80SPOKANE, Wash. – Washington State University researchers have seen significant increases in the number of Americans who can afford to fill prescriptions following implementation of the 2003 Medicare Modernization Act and the 2010 Affordable Care Act (also called Obamacare). » More …

Does ‘wheat sweat’ add humidity to region’s weather?

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Ripened wheat in the Inland Northwest, taken in late July. (Photo by Henry Moore)

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

weathercatch(2) (2)SPOKANE, Wash. – “Corn sweat” made big news in late July as the Midwest baked and wilted in heat and humidity. Television reporters standing waist-deep among corn stalks explained how millions of crop acres across the nation’s Corn Belt were contributing to a stretch of miserable weather. » More …

Meier receives recognition for inspiring curiosity

By Lori Maricle, College of Pharmacy

MeierSPOKANE, Wash. – INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine announced today that Washington State University’s Kathryn Meier is one of 65 scientists from across the country to receive the 2016 Inspiring Women in STEM Award. She is featured in the September issue. » More …

Aug. 16: Explore urban forest at breakfast talk, tour

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

treeSPOKANE, Wash. – Learn about the benefits that Spokane’s urban forest provides in a breakfast discussion and walking tour 8-10 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 16, at the Scoop, 1001 W. 25th Ave., Spokane. » More …

Growing medical residency workforce moves to new clinic  

health-clinic-80By Terren Roloff, WSU Spokane

SPOKANE, Wash. – A new health clinic that will be a training site for physicians and provide interdisciplinary opportunities for the region’s university students opened Aug. 1. » More …

Researchers named to Washington State Academy of Sciences

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OLYMPIA, Wash. – Four Washington State University faculty were named to the Washington State Academy of Sciences today. New members are accepted in recognition of their outstanding record of scientific achievement and willingness to work on behalf of the academy in bringing the best available science to bear on issues within the state of Washington. » More …

Mammatus clouds – odd, eerie and very photogenic

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

weathercatch(2) (2)SPOKANE, Wash. – Anyone lucky enough to see mammatus clouds can’t turn away. Reminiscent of bubble wrap sliding across the sky, they’re a remarkable sight. » More …

$1.7M to counteract poor decision-making due to sleep loss

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Sleep lab at WSU Spokane. (Photo by Robert Hubner, WSU Photo Services)

By Judith Van Dongen, WSU Spokane

SPOKANE, Wash. – Researchers from Washington State University’s Sleep and Performance Research Center received a $1.7 million grant to develop and test cognitive flexibility training to combat the effects of sleep loss on decision-making under rapidly changing circumstances. » More …