By Eric Sorensen, WSU science writer PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University researchers say environmental factors are having an underappreciated effect on the course of disease and evolution by prompting genetic mutations through epigenetics, a process by which genes are turned on and off independent of an organism’s DNA sequence.
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.
WENATCHEE, Wash. – A new faculty member at the Washington State University Tree Fruit Research and Extension Center will focus on diseases in fruit after it is harvested – like gray mold that afflicts otherwise appetizing strawberries and blueberries.
By Lori Maricle, College of Pharmacy SPOKANE, Wash. – A researcher whose work includes obesity, autism and rare disease studies is a new clinical professor in the experimental and systems pharmacology (ESP) section at the Washington State University College of Pharmacy.
By Linda Weiford, WSU News PULLMAN, Wash. – Twenty-two years ago this month, residents of Milwaukee started falling ill with nausea, diarrhea and abdominal cramps. At first, a highly contagious intestinal virus was blamed. But as symptoms struck tens of thousands of people – closing schools and businesses and nearly bringing the city to a […]
By Cathy McKenzie, WSU Mount Vernon MOUNT VERNON, Wash. – Rotating cover crops in tulip fields shows promise for fighting disease in the economically important flower bulb, according to early research findings at the Washington State University research center in Mount Vernon.
By Cathy McKenzie, WSU Mount Vernon MOUNT VERNON, Wash. – Diseases and weeds that afflict potatoes and best practices for growing them in western Washington are among the topics at a potato workshop 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 27, at the Washington State University Mount Vernon Research Center, 16650 State Route 536, Mount Vernon.
By Linda Weiford, WSU News PULLMAN, Wash. – In natural ecosystems, a deadly virus can jump between species and thrive, thereby threatening vulnerable animal populations, according to findings of a recently published study.