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Showcase celebration previewed, honorees recapped

showcase-logoPULLMAN, Wash. – The academic expertise and outreach of Washington State University will be displayed and celebrated Tuesday-Monday, March 24-30, during the annual Showcase. At Friday’s Celebrating Excellence Recognition Banquet, the WSU community will honor the outstanding achievements of faculty and staff.Continue reading

Researchers show how fatty acids can fight prostate cancer

By Eric Sorensen, WSU science writer

MeierSPOKANE, Wash. – Washington State University researchers have found a mechanism by which omega-3 fatty acids inhibit the growth and spread of prostate cancer cells. The findings, which are at odds with a 2013 study asserting that omega-3s increase the risk of prostate cancer, point the way to more effective anti-cancer drugs.Continue reading

Tiny parasite, big disease: 22 years since fatal outbreak

By Linda Weiford, WSU News

crypto-from-CDC-200PULLMAN, Wash. – Twenty-two years ago this month, residents of Milwaukee started falling ill with nausea, diarrhea and abdominal cramps. At first, a highly contagious intestinal virus was blamed. But as symptoms struck tens of thousands of people – closing schools and businesses and nearly bringing the city to a standstill – health officials discovered the culprit: a tiny, pink-colored parasite.Continue reading