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Oct. 27: Brain diseases focus of WSU Translational Medicine Symposium

By Judith Van Dongen, WSU Spokane

translational_medicine_symposium_bannerSPOKANE, Wash. – Washington State University Health Sciences Spokane will be hosting its first annual Translational Medicine Symposium, 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 27, at the Providence Auditorium, 20 W 9th Ave in Spokane, Wash. » More …

Aug. 10: Steve Gleason to receive WSU’s highest alumni honor

By John Sutherland, University Communications

steve gleasonPULLMAN, Wash. – Former Cougar and NFL standout Steve Gleason will receive Washington State University’s 2017 Regents’ Distinguished Alumnus Award, the university’s highest alumni honor, Aug. 10 on the Pullman campus. » 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 …

Sept. 29: Students, public learn about living with ALS

Potter-80SPOKANE, Wash. – Asking people with ALS to recline during a dental or physical exam may stop their breathing. This and other information about living with the fatal disease will be presented at the free, annual ALS forum at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 29, in the Academic Center, Room 20, at Washington State University Spokane. » More …

WSU research analyzes social media’s Ice Bucket Challenge

By Darin Watkins, Edward R. Murrow College of Communication

als-ice-bucketPULLMAN, Wash. – Last summer’s Ice Bucket Challenge swept the country – a fundraiser to fight amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) that became a social media phenomenon. But why was it so successful? » More …

Resilient, inspirational philanthropist receives alumni award

Gleason-SPOKANE, Wash. – Steve Gleason of New Orleans, philanthropist and former professional football player, was honored at Gleason Fest in Spokane on Saturday, Aug. 8, with the Washington State University Alumni Association (WSUAA) Alumni Achievement Award in recognition of the work he and Team Gleason do to raise awareness and find a cure for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). » More …