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Rock Doc column: Wake up and smell the genes

By E. Kirsten Peters, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences PULLMAN, Wash. – Like millions of Americans, my day starts by plugging in the coffeepot. In my case, it’s an old fashioned percolator. It clears its throat and brews my coffee while I rub sleep out of my eyes and brush my teeth.

Rock Doc column: A wolf in other clothing

By E. Kirsten Peters, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences PULLMAN, Wash. – I was hospitalized for 10 days in late July. In August, to rebuild my strength, I took my dog on increasingly long walks around town. We went virtually every day; the exercise was good for both Buster Brown and me.

WSU tests find no genetically modified herbicide resistance

PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University researchers have tested all the university’s wheat varieties, as well as others around the Northwest, and found none with the genetically modified herbicide resistance discovered in an Oregon crop this spring.   WSU’s tests involved wheat varieties developed at the university, at sister universities and by two of the […]

Researcher recognized for drug reaction discovery in dogs

WSU’s Katrina Mealey with her Jack Russell terrier, Bumpus, named after former Coug football wide receiver, Michael Bumpus. (Photo by Robert Hubner, WSU Photo Services) PULLMAN, Wash. – Because one dog’s miracle drug can be another dog’s poison, Washington State University researcher Katrina Mealey has spared countless dogs worldwide from crippling illness and death caused […]

Robert Nilan honored by WSU Foundation

    PULLMAN – WSU professor emeritus and former dean of the College of Sciences, Robert A. Nilan, was presented the WSU Foundation’s Outstanding Service Award during the Foundation’s President’s Associates pre-game reception before the Cougars football game Oct. 10.   As a volunteer, Nilan served on several development committees over the years, including the […]