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Brucellosis microbe infects, performs like giant

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 […]

WSU scientists pursue single test for plant viruses

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 […]

Rare disease linkedto speech disorder

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. […]