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Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s treatments expected in 20 years

Harding,-left,-and-KawasPULLMAN, Wash. – By 2034, there will be an effective treatment for diseases like Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s diseases, thanks in part to research conducted at Washington State University.

This forecast by two WSU scientists is featured Sept. 24 on the front page of the Science Coalition blog, “Science 2034,” that asks scientists what their field will look like 20 years from now. The coalition is a national science advocacy group that WSU joined last year.

The blog by Joe Harding and Leen Kawas discusses recent laboratory research that has revealed a regenerative therapeutic pathway that holds the potential to reverse the course of neurodegenerative diseases. Read more at http://www.science2034.org/regenerative-medicine/brain-brain-heal-thyself/

Read an earlier article about the WSU research at WSU News: https://news.wsu.edu/2012/10/11/prospective-alzheimer%c2%92s-drug-builds-new-brain-cell-connections/#.VCLx6U10yfA.

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WSU’s nuclear reactor pool gets a new coat

The tank that holds the research nuclear reactor will soon be coated with a new, flexible epoxy lining without the reactor ever having to leave its watery home on the Pullman campus.

Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Natalie Diaz to give reading Feb. 9

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A research team has received an MJ Murdock Charitable Trust grant to develop a market-ready wireless receiver for data communications systems.

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