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Vaccine skeptics aren’t swayed by emotional scare tactics
March 3, 2015

By Darin Watkins, Edward R. Murrow College of Communicaton

DixonPULLMAN, Wash. – On the heels of a nationwide measles outbreak comes a report that campaigns aimed at scaring people about the consequences of non-vaccination might not be as effective as many think. An upcoming article in the journal Communication Research challenges the popular assumption that emotional appeals have a wide, sweeping effect on people’s health beliefs.

Student earns national honor twice in a row for drug research
March 2, 2015

By Lori Maricle, WSU College of Pharmacy

GuffordPULLMAN, Wash. – Drug research by a Washington State University graduate student has earned national recognition for the second year in a row from the American Society for Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics (ASCPT).

WSU seeks senior citizens’ views on assistive tech for the home
February 23, 2015

PULLMAN, Wash. – For many older Americans, it’s the ability to perform routine daily tasks – like remembering to take medications or managing to reach down and pull on a pair of socks – that will ultimately determine how long they remain active and independent.

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.

March 6: Physician researcher to present HIV update
February 17, 2015

By Lorraine Nelson, WSU Spokane

Spach-80SPOKANE, Wash. – A university physician and researcher will give a progress report on the treatment of HIV at the 19th annual Robert F.E. Stier Lecture in Medicine on the Washington State University campus in Spokane.

Proposed WSU medical college attracts lead gift
February 9, 2015

Thomsen-80SEATTLE – Efforts to establish a new college of medicine at Washington State University received a boost of private support from Bellevue, Wash., businessman and WSU alumnus Mikal Thomsen. He has committed $100,000 to directly support founding and operation of the WSU medical college proposed in Spokane.

Tools help elderly maintain independence
February 3, 2015

hearing-helpSPOKANE, Wash. – Sometimes a simple tool to help put on a pair of socks or open a jar can keep the elderly or those with disabilities living independently in their own home longer.