SEATTLE – Activating or inhibiting the growth factors linked to dementia, cancer and wound healing will be discussed at the free, public Washington State University Innovators lecture and reception 4-6 p.m. Thursday, April 9, at the Bell Harbor International Conference Center, 2211 Alaskan Way, Pier 66, Seattle.
By Rebecca Phillips, University Communications
PULLMAN, 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.
By Beverly Makhani, Office of Undergraduate Education
PULLMAN, Wash. – Patricia Hunt is an expert on how plastics impact reproductive mechanisms in humans and other animals. She will discuss “Are We Trashing Our Reproductive Health” at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 3, in CUE 203 at Washington State University.
By Linda Weiford, WSU News
PULLMAN, Wash. – The recent announcement that a skeleton found under a parking lot in England two years ago is that of King Richard III has laid one mystery to rest – while giving rise to another.
By Betsy Fradd, WSU Extension
PULLMAN, Wash. – New poplar varieties grown for bioenergy using inter-specific hybridization and selection techniques will be discussed in a webinar sponsored by Washington State University Extension 10-11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 14.
By Eric Sorensen, WSU science writer
PULLMAN, Wash. – Researchers led by a Washington State University biologist have found the optimal mechanism by which plants heal the botanical equivalent of a bad sunburn. Their work, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, could lead to development of crops that repair sun damage more easily, improving yields and profitability.
By E. Kirsten Peters, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences
PULLMAN, Wash. – My word processor is set up to deal with the errors I make when writing. The programmers who wrote the computer program knew I’d screw things up, so they built in corrective functions like spellcheck and the ability to simply backspace to delete typos. Those of us old enough to remember manual typewriters still sometimes marvel at the ease with which corrections in documents can be made.