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Researchers acquit guava of spreading deadly fungus

By Brian Clark, WSU News

Peever-T-2013-80PULLMAN, Wash. – No more pitting guava against eucalyptus when it comes to explaining how a poorly understood fungal disease spreads. That is the conclusion reported by an international team of scientists in the journal Molecular Ecology (http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/mec.12545/full). The team used a common forensic technique to clear guava’s good name. » More …

Rock Doc column: Does pointing point to deep intelligence?

By E. Kirsten Peters

Peters-e-k-2010-80PULLMAN, Wash. – I don’t know the full heritage of my mutt from the pound, Buster Brown by name. Buster was listed as a “Lab mix” by the Humane Society but my vet has said he is more of a German shepherd mix. We all can agree he’s a mongrel – indeed, one or both of his parents may have been mutts themselves. » More …

Bread lab helps artisan bakers analyze, perfect recipes

 

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Jeffrey Hamelman, King Arthur Flour bakery director and award-winning author, is one of several visiting bakers who will put their recipes to the test at the bread lab at WSU Mount Vernon.

By Cathy McKenzie, WSU Mount Vernon

MOUNT VERNON, Wash. – Artisan bakers from King Arthur Flour will be the first of many from across the United States to add a pinch of technology to their recipes at the new bread laboratory at Washington State University’s Northwestern Washington Research and Extension Center. » More …

Science Coalition honors Murray with champion award

murrayWASHINGTON, D.C. – The Science Coalition today presented Sen. Patty Murray with its Champion of Science Award in recognition of her commitment to funding the basic research that keeps the United States and the state of Washington at the forefront of scientific discovery and technological innovation. The award was presented in Washington, D.C., by Washington State University President Elson S. Floyd.

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