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New course prepares students for personalized medicine

By Lori Maricle, College of Pharmacy

SPOKANE, Wash. – Using a patients’ individual genetic information to select drugs and drug dosages specifically effective for them is part of pharmacy’s future. A recent study of a new course in pharmacogenomics at Washington State University Spokane found the class expanded students’ understanding of these possibilities for their profession. » More …

Mechanism triggers spread of prostate cancer to bones

By Eric Sorensen, WSU science writer

SPOKANE, Wash. – A Washington State University researcher has found a way that prostate cancer cells hijack the body’s bone maintenance, facilitating the spread of bone cancers present in some 90 percent of prostate-cancer fatalities. » More …

WSU, Heritage University increase access to health education

By Lori Maricle, College of Pharmacy

SPOKANE, Wash. – The Washington State University College of Pharmacy and Heritage University have signed two agreements to streamline the path for Heritage students to become pharmacists, starting with the class entering in the fall. » More …

Feb. 15 deadline for pharmacy student research program

By Lori Maricle, College of Pharmacy

SPOKANE, Wash. – The deadline is Feb. 15 for undergraduate and professional students to apply for a Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) in the College of Pharmacy, which just received renewed funding for the program for three years. » More …

Award will help pharmacy prof lead, advocate for change

By Lori Maricle, College of Pharmacy

SPOKANE, Wash. – Jennifer Robinson, pharmacy clinical associate professor, is one of 30 educators nationwide selected for the 2016-17 Academic Leadership Fellows Program (ALFP) of the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy. » More …

New study to investigate role of sleep in chronic pain

By Judith Van Dongen, WSU Spokane

marian-wilson-webSPOKANE, Wash. – Washington State University will lead a study to understand the relationship between sleep and chronic pain, part of a nationwide effort to address the rising abuse of opioid pain relievers and expand the arsenal of non-drug treatment options. » More …

Researchers develop novel wound healing technology

before-and-after-cell-stress-80By Tina Hilding, Voiland College of Engineering & Architecture

PULLMAN, Wash. – A Washington State University research team has successfully used a mild electric current to take on and beat drug-resistant bacterial infections, a technology that may eventually be used to treat chronic wound infections. » More …

Safer gene therapy delivery reduces cancer risk

By Eric Sorensen, WSU science writer

Trobridge-80SPOKANE, Wash. – A Washington State University researcher has developed a way to reduce the development of cancer cells that are an infrequent but dangerous byproduct of gene therapy. » More …