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WSU partners to develop new anti-inflammatory drug

By Scott Weybright, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences

David-GangPULLMAN, Wash. – Work on a new anti-inflammatory drug developed from the medicinal/spice plant turmeric recently received funding from a $225,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NIH-NCCIH). » More …

Student earns national honor twice in a row for drug research

By Lori Maricle, WSU College of Pharmacy

GuffordPULLMAN, Wash. – Drug research by a Washington State University graduate student has earned national recognition for the second year in a row from the American Society for Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics (ASCPT). » More …

Meth may make memories more persistent in snails

 

PULLMAN – With snails and a “pinch” of methamphetamine, a team of WSU professors and students is working to conquer the complications of drug addiction.

 

Barbara Sorg, professor of neuroscience at WSU, has been working to uncover whether snails, when under the influence of methamphetamine, have more persistent memory.

 

“We decided to use snails for this experiment because they have very simple nervous systems that are easy to understand,” Sorg said. β€œAny other system would have been too complex at this point.”

 

 

Sorg began the … » More …