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New medical residencies mark transition to new authority
June 30, 2014

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SPOKANE, Wash. – Six new medical residents will begin work in Spokane on July 1 as a result of the efforts of a unique consortium provisionally approved in December to receive $900,000 to fund their first year.

Bile-farmed bears’ hearts ‘not normal,’ says WSU researcher
June 24, 2014

By Linda Weiford, WSU News

moon-bear-80PULLMAN, Wash. – A veterinary cardiologist from Washington State University has just returned from an overseas research trip to help determine whether the highly controversial process of “bile milking” Asiatic black bears is damaging their hearts.

June 22-24: WSU hosts state 4-H conference
May 22, 2014

4-H-national-logo-2012-80pPULLMAN, Wash. – Robotics, identity theft, cheese making and paying for college will be among the workshop topics at the annual statewide 4-H Teen Conference, to be held June 22-24 at Washington State University Pullman.

Rock Doc: Passive smoke affects kids’ long-term health
May 13, 2014

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

peters-e-k-2010-80PULLMAN, Wash. – Years ago I was a light smoker. Back in the day I thought nicotine did good things for my ability to think and learn. I was a serious student at the time, studying intensively seven days a week, so a powerful complement to black coffee was welcome in my life.

Antibiotic resistant infection? Yes, you
May 13, 2014

By Linda Weiford, WSU News

Antibiotic-resistance-170PULLMAN, Wash. – Let’s say you’re in a locker room after completing a workout. You grab a towel on the bench before realizing it belongs to someone else. Unknown to you, the person who just used the towel left behind some lingering Staphylococcus aureus bacteria, commonly known as “staph.” The organism was spread to that person’s hands after rubbing an infected hair follicle on his inner thigh.

May 15: Medical college presentation follows regents’ OK
May 9, 2014

By Doug Nadvornick, medical sciences

Roberts-Ken-80SPOKANE, Wash. – The Washington State University Board of Regents voted today to create a new college that encompasses the university’s medical education and research programs.

New “magnifying glass” helps spot delinquency risks
May 6, 2014

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.

May 8: Ex-FDA administrator to speak at commencement
May 5, 2014

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.

Illness-causing fungus spreads to Washington state
May 5, 2014

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.