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$2M grant to fund initial clinical trials in prostate cancer
May 5, 2015

Berkman-CSEATTLE – An imaging agent discovered by a Washington State University researcher that homes in on prostate cancer will be developed for human clinical trials thanks to a two-year $2 million federal Small Business Innovation Research grant.

Tri-Cities professor presents contrasting science about pesticide
April 24, 2015

By Maegan Murray, WSU Tri-Cities

Felsot-mugRICHLAND, Wash. – A Washington State University Tri-Cities professor intends to “clear the air” of misconceptions surrounding the controversial herbicide Roundup when he speaks at ecology and pesticide workshops in Chile next month.

April 9: Revolutionizing Alzheimer’s, cancer, other treatments
March 31, 2015

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Harding-JoeSEATTLE – Activating or inhibiting the growth factors linked to dementia, cancer and wound healing will be discussed at the free, public Washington State University Innovators lecture and reception 4-6 p.m. Thursday, April 9, at the Bell Harbor International Conference Center, 2211 Alaskan Way, Pier 66, Seattle.

April 10 deadline to apply for gene-sequencing grant
March 17, 2015

SPOKANE, Wash. – Researchers from across Washington State University are invited to apply by April 10 for a pilot grant to support their next-generation sequencing projects. Award notification will be April 24.

Fighting tulip weeds, diseases with cover crops
February 25, 2015

By Cathy McKenzie, WSU Mount Vernon

Skagit-Valley-tulipsMOUNT VERNON, Wash. – Rotating cover crops in tulip fields shows promise for fighting disease in the economically important flower bulb, according to early research findings at the Washington State University research center in Mount Vernon.

Probiotic toxin fights coldwater disease in rainbow trout
February 19, 2015

By Rebecca Phillips, University Communications

tail-lesion-230PULLMAN, Wash. – The rainbow trout is a work of art and diner’s delight. But when the freshwater fish falls prey to coldwater disease, its colorful body erodes into ragged wounds and ulcers. The bacterial infection can kill up to 30 percent of hatchery stock and costs millions of dollars in economic loss.

Feb. 3: Plastic trash discussed as reproductive health hazard
January 29, 2015

By Beverly Makhani, Office of Undergraduate Education

Pat-HuntPULLMAN, Wash. – Patricia Hunt is an expert on how plastics impact reproductive mechanisms in humans and other animals. She will discuss “Are We Trashing Our Reproductive Health” at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 3, in CUE 203 at Washington State University.