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Cyber gene network could speed up discoveries

Seth Truscott, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences

PULLMAN, Wash. – A Washington State University team has set out to digitally model how every known gene interacts with every other gene – in plants, animals, insects and people. » More …

Ask Dr. Universe: Does science get harder every year?

PULLMAN, Wash. – We’ve got about three pounds of brain in our heads that help us look for answers and solve all kinds of problems. But it isn’t always easy. Sometimes an experiment doesn’t go the way I expect or I get stuck on a particularly tricky science question. » More …

Plant inner workings point way to more nutritious crops

By Eric Sorensen, WSU science writer

PULLMAN, Wash. – Almost every calorie that we eat at one time went through the veins of a plant. If a plant’s circulatory system could be rejiggered to make more nutrients available – through bigger seeds or sweeter tomatoes – the world’s farmers could feed more people. » More …

Pink snow mold destruction discovered in area wheat fields

Furrows of bleached-looking leaves of winter wheat damaged by pink snow mold in a Prescott, Wash., field.

By Linda Weiford, WSU News

PULLMAN, Wash. – Damage caused by snow mold in some eastern Washington wheat fields has surprised a Washington State University plant expert who has studied the fungus for nearly four decades. » More …

Recyclemania contest highlights year-round efforts

PULLMAN, Wash. – Recyclables at Washington State University are collected in 1,600 recycling bins, moved and processed every day. » More …

New dean at Voiland College of Engineering, Architecture

PULLMAN, Wash. – Mary Rezac, the Tim Taylor Professor of Chemical Engineering and Director of the Major Grant Initiatives within the College of Engineering at Kansas State University, has been selected dean of Washington State University’s Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture. » More …

Regents OK medical college plan, Murrow reorganization

PULLMAN, Wash. – The Washington State University Board of Regents today approved a faculty practice plan creating a non-profit entity to employ health care practitioners who hold adjunct faculty appointments in the Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine as well as a motion to create three new departments within the Murrow College of Communication. » More …

Community Colleges of Spokane moves to Pullman campus

PULLMAN, Wash. – Community Colleges of Spokane in Pullman will conduct classes on the Washington State University campus beginning April 3, the first day of spring quarter. » More …

New way to characterize cellulose, advance bioproducts

By Maegan Murray, WSU Tri-Cities

RICHLAND, Wash. – Researchers at Washington State University Tri-Cities and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory have found a new way to define the molecular structure of cellulose, which could lead to cheaper and more efficient ways to make a variety of crucial bioproducts. » More …