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Fat in feces points to early presence of colorectal cancer
October 25, 2016

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.

WSU portable smartphone laboratory detects cancer
October 18, 2016

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.

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.

Illuminating sulfides’ roles in the body
August 8, 2016

By Will Ferguson, College of Arts & Sciences

Ming-Xian-webPULLMAN, Wash. – For the first time, researchers at Washington State University have created an injectable compound or “probe” that illuminates hydrogen sulfide and hydrogen polysulfides in different colors when they are present in cells.

WSU cancer therapy shows promise in trials
July 29, 2016

By Rachel Tompa, Fred Hutch News

BlackPULLMAN, Wash. – A recent small clinical trial for patients with a rare, aggressive brain cancer has shown promise. The targeted cancer therapy enlists a modified yeast protein that is the brainchild of Washington State University biologist Margaret Black.

Scientist develops gene therapy for muscle wasting
July 26, 2016

By Seth Truscott, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences

Dan-RodgersPULLMAN, Wash. – A discovery by Washington State University scientist Dan Rodgers and collaborator Paul Gregorevic could save millions of people suffering from muscle wasting disease.

Benefits to timing chemotherapy to body’s ‘awake’ time
June 6, 2016

By Lori Maricle, College of Pharmacy

PULLMAN, Wash. – Not a morning person? Neither are your kidneys. Research from the Washington State University College of Pharmacy suggests there may be benefits to timing chemotherapy in cancer patients to the time of day the body is “most awake.”

Graduate will pursue application of cancer research
May 5, 2016

Luis-Cortez-webPULLMAN, Wash. – After graduating Saturday, Luis Cortez, a first-generation student from Othello, Wash., plans to get his M.D. and Ph.D. degrees in order to “research human health issues and transfer my lab discoveries into practice.”

April 26: Cancer care designs inspired by late classmate
April 25, 2016

By Tina Hilding, Voiland College of Engineering & Architecture

PULLMAN, Wash. – As Dina Radjabalipour fought a losing battle with cancer last year, the Washington State University architecture graduate student wanted to design a better treatment center.

April 6, 7: Tri-Cities lectures focus on radiation research
April 5, 2016

RICHLAND, Wash. – Radiation exposure, cancer risk and related information will be shared by Antone (Tony) Brooks, retired Washington State University Tri-Cities radiation researcher, during the Herbert M. Parker Lectures Wednesday and Thursday, April 6 and 7.