PULLMAN, Wash. – A warming world climate is expected to increase the need for successful recycling of wastewater for human use and irrigation. Controlling disease-causing viruses in this water will be discussed at 4:10 p.m. Monday, April 10, in PACCAR 202 at Washington State University.
PULLMAN, Wash. – A new study in PLOS ONE shows for the first time that epigenetic marks on DNA can be detected in a large number of ancient human remains. This could improve understanding about the effects of famine and disease in the ancient world.
By Judith Van Dongen, WSU Spokane Office of Research SPOKANE, Wash. – Molecular biologist Weihang Chai, an associate professor of medical sciences, has received a five-year $1.45 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to study the potential role of the CST protein complex in preserving genome stability.
E. Kirsten Peters, College of Agricultural, Human and Natural Resource Sciences PULLMAN, Wash. – Normally, when a bacterium invades your body, it is surrounded and engulfed by a white blood cell. At least that’s what we were taught in high school biology. If all goes well, the white blood cell kills the bacterium and the […]
By Charlie Powell, WSU College of Veterinary Medicine PULLMAN, Wash. – At seven weeks of age, he’s already 8 feet tall. Misawa (me-SAW-wah), the newest baby giraffe at Seattle’s Woodland Park Zoo, received his name Thursday from the results of a poll taken among Washington State University veterinary students.
WSU microbiologist Jean Celli probes the secrets of how brucella bacteria spread inside the body. (Photo by Shelly Hanks, WSU Photo Services) PULLMAN – Brucellosis, Malta fever, Bang’s disease, undulant fever – all names for one infectious disease that stalks animals and humans worldwide, and yet it’s been understudied. But that may be about to […]
By Terri Reddout, WSU Extension Prosser PROSSER, Wash. — To determine if a fruit tree has a virus currently takes a minimum of nine separate laboratory tests in combination with several biological assays, and these can identify only known viruses. Scientists dream of running a single test to detect all viruses in a plant. That idea is […]
A (H1N1) Cases as of 8 a.m. May 7 896 confirmed cases in 41 states General safety measures * Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze and throw the used tissue in the trash. * Wash your hands often with soap and hot water […]
Photo: Nancy Potter and a grad student work with a child. (Photo by Robert Hubner, WSU Photo Services) Five weeks, 19 stops in 12 states — lugging 140 pounds of equipment. No, it’s not the life of a pop musician. It’s how Nancy Potter, assistant professor of speech and hearing sciences, spent last summer. […]