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UW, WSU reach understanding on medical school expansion
October 3, 2014

SPOKANE, Wash. – Leadership at the University of Washington and Washington State University today announced they have reached an agreement that will mutually dissolve their WWAMI partnership and provide a pathway to pursue separate solutions to address the state’s medical education needs and physician shortage.

Oct. 16: Forum to focus on stories of ALS patients
October 3, 2014

By Doug Nadvornick, College of Medical Sciences

Potter-80SPOKANE, Wash. – A deluge of summer activity around amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) has brought attention to the fatal neurodegenerative condition also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease.

Nature’s pooper scoopers: Can dung beetles aid food safety?
September 30, 2014

By Sylvia Kantor, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences

beetle-80PULLMAN, Wash. – For farmers, especially organic farmers, who are increasingly challenged by food safety guidelines, dung beetles could provide an elegant solution to a vexing problem. Entomologists at Washington State University are investigating whether the insects could suppress harmful foodborne pathogens in the soil before they spread to humans.

WSU grant will address sexual assault, stalking, violence
September 29, 2014

Paula-Adams-80PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University is one of about 20 institutions of higher education throughout the country working with the U. S. Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women, to implement best practices to address violence.

An apple a day could keep obesity away
September 29, 2014

By Sylvia Kantor, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences

Noratto-80PULLMAN, Wash. – Scientists at Washington State University have concluded that nondigestible compounds in apples – specifically, Granny Smith apples – may help prevent disorders associated with obesity. The study, thought to be the first to assess these compounds in apple cultivars grown in the Pacific Northwest, appears in October’s print edition of the journal Food Chemistry.

Oct. 2: Professor to deliver cannabis lecture at WSU Tri-Cities
September 25, 2014

By Madison Rosenbaum, WSU Tri-Cities communications intern

Craft-80RICHLAND, Wash. – A free, public, research presentation on the effects of cannabis use among men and women will be discussed at 5 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 2, in the East Building Auditorium at Washington State University Tri-Cities, 2710 Crimson Way, Richland.

Researchers argue for better bread ingredient labeling
September 24, 2014

breadMOUNT VERNON, Wash. – In the interest of nutrition, health and taste, the time is right to clean up bread, write Washington State University researchers in the Healthy Living section of the Huffington Post on Sept. 23.

Regents approve bond sale for health clinic, more residencies
September 22, 2014

By Terren Roloff, WSU Spokane

SPOKANE, Wash. – To help overcome the physician shortage in central and eastern Washington, the Washington State University Board of Regents at its September meeting approved the sale of up to $16.25 million in revenue bonds for design and construction of the University District Health Clinic.

Pharmacy researcher fights skin cancer with zzzzs
September 18, 2014

By Lori Maricle, College of Pharmacy

Gaddameedhi-80SPOKANE, Wash. – Sleep’s influence on skin cancer and on the effectiveness of anti-cancer treatments is under study by a new researcher in the Washington State University College of Pharmacy.

Sept. 24: Law, ethics of environmental poisons debated
September 17, 2014

pollution-160PULLMAN, Wash. – Ethics, law and policy regulation of environmental toxicants will be discussed by a panel at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 24, in 305 Bryan Hall, sponsored by the Foley Institute for Public Policy & Public Service at Washington State University.