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Researcher’s rare award may help improve road safety
November 10, 2015

By Doug Nadvornick, WSU Spokane

Kimberly-HonnSPOKANE, Wash. – Truck driver sleep schedules will be studied by a young researcher at Washington State University Spokane who received an unusually large grant for someone so early in her career.

WSU partners to develop new anti-inflammatory drug
October 23, 2015

By Scott Weybright, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences

David-GangPULLMAN, Wash. – Work on a new anti-inflammatory drug developed from the medicinal/spice plant turmeric recently received funding from a $225,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NIH-NCCIH).

WSU research for specialty crops boosted by $1.7 million
October 14, 2015

By Sylvia Kantor, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences

pearsPULLMAN, Wash. – More than $1.7 million was awarded to Washington State University for specialty crop research including berries, potatoes, grapes, tree fruit, onions, carrots and Christmas trees, the Washington State Department of Agriculture announced today.

Weighing benefits, risks of wild birds on organic farms
October 13, 2015

By Sylvia Kantor, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences

Bluebird-80PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University will help organic growers protect human health by assessing the risks and benefits of wild birds on organic farms. Researchers received nearly $2 million from the U.S. Department of Agriculture Organic Research and Extension Initiative to conduct the study.

Researcher receives grant to improve biofuel production
October 12, 2015

By Michelle Fredrickson, Voiland College of Engineering & Architecture

McEwenPULLMAN, Wash. – A researcher at Washington State University has received a three-year $450,000 federal grant to develop computer models for using iron to more efficiently refine bio-oils and make better biofuels.

Murray honored as advocate for research funding
October 7, 2015

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WASHINGTON – Interim President Dan Bernardo was in Washington, D.C., this week and had the opportunity to present Washington State University alumna and U.S. Sen. Patty Murray with The Science Coalition’s “Breakfast of Champions” award.

WSU receives $2.7 million to research costly potato threat
October 5, 2015

By Scott Weybright, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences

potato-80PULLMAN, Wash. – Zebra chip disease, caused by a bacterium carried by insects, can ruin a potato crop; but little is known about where it comes from and how it can be avoided.

WSU praises Senate support for FAA Center of Excellence
June 26, 2015

RICHLAND, Wash. – Officials at Washington State University applauded the Senate Appropriations Committee today for including $10.5 million for the FAA Center of Excellence for Alternative Jet Fuels and Environment in its funding measure for Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies.