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WSU researchers extract nicotine from ancient dental plaque for the first time
February 27, 2018

By Will Ferguson, College of Arts and Sciences

Woman Smoking PULLMAN, Wash. – A team of scientists including researchers from Washington State University has shown for the first time that nicotine residue can be extracted from plaque, also known as “dental calculus”, on the teeth of ancient tobacco users.

John Peters named an American Academy of Microbiology Fellow
January 22, 2018

PULLMAN, Wash. – John Peters, director of Washington State University’s Institute of Biological Chemistry, has been named a Fellow in the American Academy of Microbiology.

WSU e-bandage combats drug-resistant bacteria, wins defense innovation award
October 25, 2017

By Erik Gomez, intern, Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture

defense tech award PULLMAN, Wash. – A WSU research team was awarded the TechConnect Defense Innovation Award at this year’s Defense Innovation Technology Acceleration Challenges summit for their invention of an electrochemical scaffold to combat drug-resistant bacterial wound infections

Aurora Clark named American Chemical Society Fellow
October 6, 2017

Aurora Clark, a WSU professor of chemistry, has been named a Fellow of the American Chemical Society. Clark received the prestigious award for her service to the nuclear/inorganic and computational chemistry communities and for her innovative research, including the pioneering use of computer algorithms and network analysis to understand the behavior of complex solutions and their interfaces.

Global research team fills language gap in plant science
October 3, 2017

By Linda Weiford, WSU News

Smertenko Photo by Hubner 10-2-17PULLMAN, Wash. – To keep pace with the fast-evolving study of cellular plant science, an international team of researchers has created terminology and definitions likely to become everyday language in laboratories and university classrooms worldwide.