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Detecting cancer biomarkers in real time focus of software team
May 24, 2018

By Maegan Murray, WSU Tri-Cities

RICHLAND, Wash. – Identifying cancer and other health biomarkers in real-time is the aim of a software development project now being pursued by computer science students at Washington State University Tri-Cities in partnership with Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory is currently researching how to use mass spectrometry — a technology that allows scientists to identify individual molecules and components in materials such as blood, tissue samples and more — to identify health biomarkers that are indicative of disease and infection in real time. But with this process, thousands upon thousands of individual components and data points … » More …

Campus and Community

Speaker at Lind Dryland Field Day addresses crowd in wheat field.
June 14: Crop advances for Washington’s drylands focus of Lind Field Day
May 23, 2018

LIND, Wash. – Farmers can learn about the newest crop varieties and practices for Washington’s drylands, and meet the new dean of Washington State University’s College of Agricultural, Human and Natural Resource Sciences, at WSU’s Lind Field Day, Thursday, June 14.

Hosting a tour of the Lind Dryland Research Station, WSU and U.S. Department of Agriculture researchers will share the latest information on winter and spring wheat breeding efforts, glyphosate and soil microbes, winter pea varieties, agronomy, markets, weed control, and production of winter triticale versus winter wheat.

André-Denis Girard Wright, the new dean of the College of Agricultural, Human and Natural Resource Sciences (CAHNRS), … » More …

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Food & Agriculture

Naidu Rayapati gives a talk to growers in a vineyard near Prosser.
WSU grape virologist named assistant dean, director
May 17, 2018

Naidu Rayapati, world-renowned plant pathologist, has been named director of the Irrigated Agriculture Research and Extension Center in Prosser and assistant dean for WSU Tri-Cities CAHNRS.

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