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Fat in feces points to early presence of colorectal cancer

By Rebecca Phillips, University Communications

Hill-80PULLMAN, Wash. – Scientists at Washington State University and Johns Hopkins Medical School have discovered a fast, noninvasive method that could lead to the early diagnosis of colorectal cancer. » More …

WSU portable smartphone laboratory detects cancer

By Erik Gomez, Voiland College of Engineering & Architecture intern

spectometer-device-webPULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University researchers have developed a low-cost, portable laboratory on a smartphone that can analyze several samples at once to catch a cancer biomarker, producing lab quality results. » More …

Licensing agreement will improve chemical detection

By Alyssa Patrick, Office of Commercialization

Hill-80PULLMAN, Wash. – A new licensing partnership between Washington State University and Excellims Corp. will improve chemical detection tools used to identify everything from dangerous chemicals to human disease. » More …

Researchers improve biosensors to detect E. coli

By Erik Gomez, Voiland College of Engineering & Architecture intern

yuehe-LinPULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University researchers have developed a portable biosensor that makes it easier to detect harmful bacteria. » More …

Researchers develop hand-held spectrometer

Prashanta Dutta, assistant professor in the School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering, is trying to thread the eye of a tiny needle. But, instead of the 1,230 microns of an average-sized needle eye, Dutta’s is only 10 microns wide, and the “thread’’ is five microns wide. Dutta and his colleagues recently received a grant from the National Institute of Health’s National Institute for Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering for the development of a novel biosensor that would identify biological materials more quickly than current methods. The research could have applications for human health, environmental monitoring and homeland security. During the past several years, researchers have sequenced … » More …