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Pesticide linked to three generations of disease

By Becky Phillips, University Communications

SkinnerPULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University researchers say ancestral exposures to the pesticide methoxychlor may lead to adult onset kidney disease, ovarian disease and obesity in future generations. » More …

Preventing foodborne illness, naturally – with cinnamon

By Rachel Webber, College of Agricultural, Human and Natural Resource Sciences

cinnamon-oil-80PULLMAN, Wash. – Seeking ways to prevent some of the most serious foodborne illnesses caused by pathogenic bacteria, two Washington State University scientists have found promise in an ancient but common cooking spice: cinnamon. » More …

Quinoa: Seeds of hope for Rwandan researcher

By Linda Weiford, WSU News  

habiyaremye-80PULLMAN, Wash. – A crop being test-grown at Washington State University’s Organic Farm is skyrocketing in popularity in North America. Even so, less than a year ago, a graduate student growing it at WSU had never seen or tasted it. » More …

Major study documents benefits of organic farming

By Eric Sorensen, WSU science writer benbrook-80

PULLMAN, Wash. – The largest study of its kind has found that organic foods and crops have a suite of advantages over their conventional counterparts, including more antioxidants and fewer, less frequent pesticide residues. » More …

Plant biotech startup speeds propagation

By Kate Wilhite, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences

tiny-plant-80PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University researchers-turned-entrepreneurs have developed a method for growing trees three times faster while conserving water and reducing the need for pesticides – and they just made their first sale. » More …

Leading hypothesis ruled out for miscarriage, birth defects

By Eric Sorensen, WSU science writer

Rowsey-80PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University reproductive biologists have ruled out one of the leading thoughts on why older women have an increased risk of miscarriages and children with birth defects. » More …

Research: Women more sensitive to, affected by marijuana

By Nicholas Deshais, Washington State Magazine

Rebecca-Craft-80PULLMAN, Wash. – After decades of researching gender differences in the effects of drugs, Rebecca Craft has found that females using marijuana are likelier than men to become dependent on the drug and suffer more severe withdrawals. » More …

NIH grants WSU $2.2 million for biotech training through 2019

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PULLMAN, Wash. – Molecular biologist Margaret Black and her colleagues in Washington State University’s NIH Biotechnology Training Program have been awarded $2.2 million over the next five years to continue training graduate students in biotechnology.

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