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New “magnifying glass” helps spot delinquency risks

By Rebecca E. Phillips, University Communications

Cooper-80PULLMAN, Wash. – Drug abuse, acts of rampage – what’s really the matter with kids today? While there are many places to lay blame – family, attitude, peers, school, community – a new study shows that those risks vary in intensity from kid to kid and can be identified. » More …

May 8: Ex-FDA administrator to speak at commencement

Winckler-80SPOKANE, Wash. – The former chief of staff for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration will be the keynote speaker on Thursday at the commencement ceremony of the Washington State University College of Pharmacy. » More …

Illness-causing fungus spreads to Washington state

By Linda Weiford, WSU News

Cocci-fungus-80PULLMAN, Wash. – A fungus found in semiarid parts of the Southwest that sometimes launches a lethal illness has been identified for the first time in Washington state soil, leading public health officials and an internationally known fungal expert at Washington State University to believe the organism is quietly spreading to the Northwest. » More …

Drug-interaction research a challenge with herbal products

By Lorraine Nelson, College of Pharmacy

Paine-80SPOKANE, Wash. – The cover story of the news magazine published in April by the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists came from Mary Paine’s research lab at the Washington State University College of Pharmacy. » More …

NSF awards support grad students in pharmacy research

By Lorraine Nelson, College of Pharmacy

NSF-pharmacy-studentsSPOKANE, Wash. – The National Science Foundation has awarded three years of research support to two doctoral students in the College of Pharmacy at the Washington State University health sciences campus in Spokane. » More …

May 1: Sustainable business and health discussed

Calbom-80SPOKANE, Wash. – Sustainability in business – and its impact on personal, public and planet health – will be presented in a free, public talk, “Sustainable Solutions,” at 4 p.m. Thursday, May 1, in the Phase 1 Classroom Building at Washington State University Spokane, 668 N. Riverpoint Boulevard. A 5 p.m. networking reception will be hosted by Avista. » More …

Rock Doc: FDA considers changes to nutrition labels

By E. Kirsten Peters, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences

PetersPULLMAN, Wash. – While I have been dinking around for months trying to lose five pounds, two of my friends have gotten serious about weight loss. Each of them is down 50 pounds. » More …

Young scientists earn top honors for bread experiment

By Cathy McKenzie, WSU Mount Vernon

science-fair-winners-80MOUNT VERNON, Wash. – Two high-school sophomores who reduced gluten strength in bread earned first place in the food sciences category at the Washington State Science and Engineering Fair, held April 4-5 in Bremerton. » More …

April 14: Talk outlines ‘healthcare provider of the future’

Priest-Chad-80SPOKANE, Wash. – Military nurse, healthcare lawyer and educator Chad Priest will give a free, public lecture on “Designing the Healthcare Provider of the Future” at 6 p.m. Monday, April 14, at the Bing Crosby Theater in Spokane. Doors open at 5:15 p.m. » More …