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Student earns national award to study inflammatory diseases

By Lori Maricle, College of Pharmacy

Solomon-Adugna-Agere-mugSPOKANE, Wash. – A pharmaceutical sciences Ph.D. student at Washington State University Spokane has received a national award to help fund his research to slow or stop osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. » More …

Grant establishes biomedical materials research laboratory

As the U.S. population ages, an increasing number of people are suffering from age-related bone problems, such as arthritis. Washington State University researchers will be helping to solve that problem, thanks to a $750,000 grant awarded by the W. M. Keck Foundation that will establish a biomedical materials research laboratory.Researchers in the laboratory, including Amit Bandyopadhyay, Susmita Bose and Howard Hosick, will work to develop biomaterials for use as bone implant materials and structures.As part of the grant, WSU will become the first academic institution in the U.S. to exploit the Laser Engineered Net Shaping (LENS) technology to develop porous metal-ceramic implants for load bearing … » More …