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Nasal spray may ease Parkinson’s, other disease symptoms

By Lori Maricle, College of Pharmacy

Jeannie-PadowskiSPOKANE, Wash. – Researchers have reported a 240 percent increase in the brain of the antioxidant glutathione after it is administered via nasal spray. Glutathione deficiency has been documented in a variety of central nervous system disorders, including Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, autism, Alzheimer’s disease, schizophrenia and bipolar disease. » More …

Benefits to timing chemotherapy to body’s ‘awake’ time

By Lori Maricle, College of Pharmacy

PULLMAN, Wash. – Not a morning person? Neither are your kidneys. Research from the Washington State University College of Pharmacy suggests there may be benefits to timing chemotherapy in cancer patients to the time of day the body is “most awake.” » More …

Alumna, 100, a grad of WSU’s first four-year pharmacy class

By Lori Maricle, College of Pharmacy

Geraldine-Kerr-headSPOKANE, Wash. – A member of the first graduating class of the four-year bachelor of science in pharmacy degree at Washington State Agricultural College (now Washington State University), Geraldine (“Jeri”) J. Kerr celebrated her 100th birthday on April 16. » More …

College of Pharmacy celebrates students, alumni, donors

By Lori Maricle, College of Pharmacy

SPOKANE, Wash. – Annual awards and alumni/donors who allowed the College of Pharmacy to present $325,000 in student scholarships this year were celebrated recently at the Washington State University Health Sciences campus in Spokane. » More …

May 5: Medication management advocate to speak

Laura-Cranston-webSPOKANE, Wash. – Laura Cranston, executive director of the Pharmacy Quality Alliance (PQA), will be the keynote speaker at the commencement ceremony of the Washington State University College of Pharmacy at 1 p.m. Thursday, May 5, at Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox. » More …

WSU searches for brain drugs to fight ALS, Alzheimer’s, more

By Lori Maricle, College of Pharmacy

travis-dentonSPOKANE, Wash. – Repairing the brain’s “house-cleaning function,” which could help people with Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and 100 other diseases, is the focus of recently funded research at Washington State University. » More …

Pharmacy professor receives national leadership award

By Lori Maricle, College of Pharmacy

Neumiller-photo-by-Lori-Maricle-webSPOKANE, Wash. – Joshua Neumiller has won the national Albert B. Prescott Leadership Award from the Pharmacy Leadership and Education Institute. It is given annually to a pharmacist less than 10 years into his or her career who has demonstrated the potential to become an influential force in pharmacy. » More …

Compound in green tea found to block rheumatoid arthritis

By Lori Maricle, College of Pharmacy

arthritis-journal-cover-article-webSPOKANE, Wash. – Researchers at Washington State University in Spokane have identified a potential new approach to combating the joint pain, inflammation and tissue damage caused by rheumatoid arthritis. » More …