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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.”

Bile-farmed bears’ hearts ‘not normal,’ says WSU researcher
June 24, 2014

By Linda Weiford, WSU News

moon-bear-80PULLMAN, Wash. – A veterinary cardiologist from Washington State University has just returned from an overseas research trip to help determine whether the highly controversial process of “bile milking” Asiatic black bears is damaging their hearts.

Friends bid goodbye to well-traveled amputee tortoise
June 4, 2014

Photos by Henry Moore, Biomedical Communications Unit

tortoise-180PULLMAN, Wash. – A tortoise that has lived at Washington State University since its leg was amputated will be leaving for a new home. A group of friends said goodbye to Gamera Tuesday with pumpkin cake and lots of photo ops.

Smart bears prefer Toyotas, use their claws like keys
June 3, 2014

By Linda Weiford, WSU News

Bear-breaks-into-car-NPS-80PULLMAN, Wash. – Of the hundreds of automobiles that enter the parking lot each week at Washington State University’s Bear Research, Education and Conservation Center, two Toyotas entice the bears like no others.

June 3: Bid goodbye to WSU’s tortoise amputee
June 2, 2014

tortoise-170PULLMAN, Wash. – A tortoise that has lived at Washington State University since its leg was amputated and replaced with a swiveling wheel at the College of Veterinary Medicine will be leaving for a new home.

WSU’s grizzly bears love pastries, delight visitors
May 19, 2014

By Linda Weiford, WSU News

Bear-80PULLMAN, Wash. – Wide-eyed children and adults are turning out in high numbers to view the grizzlies at Washington State University’s Bear Research, Education and Conservation Center on the east edge of campus. The giant predators take dips in the steel pool, roll on the grass and smack their massive paws at each other within the two-acre enclosure.

Antibiotic resistant infection? Yes, you
May 13, 2014

By Linda Weiford, WSU News

Antibiotic-resistance-170PULLMAN, Wash. – Let’s say you’re in a locker room after completing a workout. You grab a towel on the bench before realizing it belongs to someone else. Unknown to you, the person who just used the towel left behind some lingering Staphylococcus aureus bacteria, commonly known as “staph.” The organism was spread to that person’s hands after rubbing an infected hair follicle on his inner thigh.

Illness-causing fungus spreads to Washington state
May 5, 2014

By Linda Weiford, WSU News

Cocci-fungus-80PULLMAN, Wash. – A fungus found in semiarid parts of the Southwest that sometimes launches a lethal illness has been identified for the first time in Washington state soil, leading public health officials and an internationally known fungal expert at Washington State University to believe the organism is quietly spreading to the Northwest.