PULLMAN, Wash. – Joanna Kelley, genome scientist and assistant professor in the School of Biological Sciences, is the inaugural winner of the international Society for Molecular Biology and Evolution’s “Junior Award for Independent Research.”
By Eric Sorensen, WSU science writer PULLMAN, Wash. – A Washington State University biologist has found the genetic mechanism that lets a fish live in toxic, acidic water. The discovery opens new insights into the functioning of other “extremophiles” and how they adapt to their challenging environments.
By Eric Sorensen, WSU science writer PULLMAN, Wash. – Few animals can boast of being as tough as the Antarctic midge. Its larvae develop over not one but two Antarctic winters, losing nearly half their body mass each time. It endures high winds, salt and intense ultraviolet radiation. As an adult, the midge gets by […]
By Eric Sorensen, WSU science writer PULLMAN, Wash. – An international team of researchers has found extremely small habitats that increase the potential for life on other planets while offering a way to clean up oil spills on our own.