$1.5M grant helps turn chemical weapon into medical marvel

By Rebecca E. Phillips, University Communications PULLMAN, Wash. – A middle-aged man is stricken by a heart attack and crumples to the floor. But when paramedics arrive, they skip the oxygen and instead administer a bit of toxic gas that puts the patient into a protective state of “hibernation.” Later, fully recovered in the hospital, […]

Study eyes chemical effects on salmon immue system

Beginning in January, Frank Loge, assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering at WSU, will be working with the National Marine Fisheries Service to better understand the ecology of infectious disease within salmon. Loge is looking at how industrial chemicals, such as dioxins, PCBs and solvents in the environment, suppress the immune system in salmon […]

Biochemist pursues cause of chemical sensitivity

About 10 million people in the United States suffer from severe multiple chemical sensitivity. Symptoms — which may last for hours or days — include severe headaches, pain in joints and muscles, fatigue, dizziness and impaired thinking. Sufferers can be affected by such environments as air travel, the work place, their own home, the detergent […]