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Nov. 10: Immunologist talks about vaccine development
October 21, 2014

By Peggy Perkins, Honors College

Brown-80PULLMAN, Wash. – Vaccine development to combat infections transmitted by ticks, mosquitoes and other insects will be discussed by award-winning researcher Wendy Brown, Washington State University regents professor of immunology, at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 10, in Honors Hall 110.

Nature’s pooper scoopers: Can dung beetles aid food safety?
September 30, 2014

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

beetle-80PULLMAN, Wash. – For farmers, especially organic farmers, who are increasingly challenged by food safety guidelines, dung beetles could provide an elegant solution to a vexing problem. Entomologists at Washington State University are investigating whether the insects could suppress harmful foodborne pathogens in the soil before they spread to humans.

Rabies: Disease in the shadows recognized Sunday
September 25, 2014

By Linda Weiford, WSU News 

dogPULLMAN, WASH. – It is a disease spread by a virus that strikes mostly in faraway places. Without quick treatment, an infection delivers agonizing symptoms leading to death.

Vet college pilots software to help owners track treatment
September 25, 2014

By Charlie Powell, College of Veterinary Medicine

MedaVet-230PULLMAN, Wash. – Owners can easily keep track of their animals’ veterinary appointments, medicine schedules and post-surgical care on their PCs, tablets or smartphones with a new service provided by Washington State University’s Veterinary Teaching Hospital.

Sept. 22: Immunologist Brown to deliver honors lecture
September 12, 2014

By Peggy Perkins, WSU Honors College

Brown-80PULLMAN, Wash. — Infections transmitted by ticks, mosquitoes, and other insects have plagued animals and affected humans for millennia. Washington State University Regents Professor of Immunology Wendy Brown is among the elite researchers in the world who develop life-changing vaccines needed to combat those diseases. Her work impacts the lives and livelihoods of millions world-wide.

Rock Doc column: A wolf in other clothing
September 2, 2014

By E. Kirsten Peters, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences

peters-e-k-2010-80PULLMAN, Wash. – I was hospitalized for 10 days in late July. In August, to rebuild my strength, I took my dog on increasingly long walks around town. We went virtually every day; the exercise was good for both Buster Brown and me.

From Matilda, clues about cancer
September 2, 2014

By Linda Weiford, WSU News

Matilda-80PULLMAN, WASH. – A sweet, loyal golden retriever named Matilda has become a key player in fighting cancer among dogs and humans alike. To combat the disease, she goes on walks, naps, plays with the family’s pet bird and enthusiastically thumps her tail.

Human-animal interaction expert named national chair
August 26, 2014

By C. Brandon Chapman, College of Education

ErdmanPULLMAN, Wash. – A Washington State University animal-lover and researcher is being recognized for her expertise on how humans and animals interact.

Anthropologists aid in the Ebola epidemic
August 14, 2014

HewlettVANCOUVER, Wash. – Barry Hewlett, a medical anthropologist at Washington State University Vancouver, states that efforts to contain outbreaks such as Ebola must be “culturally sensitive and appropriate…otherwise people are running away from actual care that is intended to help them.”