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Early warning system for deadly amphibian pathogen
March 12, 2018

Mountain yellow-legged frogBy Will Ferguson, College of Arts and Sciences

PULLMAN, Wash. – New technology being developed at Washington State University could help save amphibians around the world from a deadly fungal pathogen.

Monarch butterflies disappearing from western North America
September 7, 2017

By Eric Sorensen, WSU News

VANCOUVER, Wash. – Monarch butterfly populations from western North America have declined far more dramatically than was previously known and face a greater risk of extinction than eastern monarchs, according to a new study in the journal Biological Conservation.

Computer approaches human skill for first time in brain challenge
August 16, 2017

By Tina Hilding, Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture

PULLMAN, Wash. – A WSU research team for the first time has developed a computer algorithm that is nearly as accurate as people are at mapping brain neural networks — a breakthrough that could speed up the image analysis that researchers use to understand brain circuitry.

Toxic effects of mercury persists for generations
May 3, 2017

PULLMAN, Wash. – Zebrafish exposed to very low levels of methylmercury as embryos not only passed on toxic effects of the chemical exposure to their offspring, but also to the third generation, according to a study that investigated both epigenetic changes – chemical modifications to the DNA – and abnormal neuro-behavior associated with exposure.

April 29: Biology fun gets families outdoors
March 27, 2017

PULLMAN, Wash. – A free outdoor fun day for families will be held 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, April 29, at Virgil Phillips Farm Park, 4709 U.S. Highway 95, Viola, Idaho (5 miles north of Moscow, Idaho).

Tasmanian devils evolve to resist deadly cancer
August 30, 2016

By Will Ferguson, College of Arts & Sciences

Tasmanian-devil-from-Storfer-lab-websitePULLMAN, Wash. – Tasmanian devils are evolving in response to a highly lethal and contagious form of cancer, a Washington State University researcher has found.