By Judith Van Dongen, WSU Spokane Office of Research SPOKANE, Wash. – Molecular biologist Weihang Chai, an associate professor of medical sciences, has received a five-year $1.45 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to study the potential role of the CST protein complex in preserving genome stability.
By Rebecca Phillips, University Communications science writer PULLMAN, Wash. – Crop scientists at Washington State University have explained how genes in the barley plant turn on defenses against aging and stressors like drought, heat and disease.
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.
By Eric Sorensen, WSU science writer PULLMAN, Wash. – With help from a Washington State University population geneticist, Danish researchers have concluded that North America and the Arctic were settled in at least three pulses of migration from Siberia. First came the ancestors of today’s Native Americans, then Paleo-Eskimos – the first to settle in […]
By Becky Phillips, University Communications PULLMAN, Wash. – Scientists at Washington State University have identified a crucial step in DNA repair that could lead to targeted gene therapy for hereditary diseases such as “children of the moon” and a common form of colon cancer.
PULLMAN, Wash. – Mapping the genome of a child from the Clovis period has shown his family is the direct ancestor of roughly 80 percent of present day Native Americans, according to a paper published today in the journal Nature (http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v506/n7487/full/nature13025.html).
PULLMAN, Wash. – Joanna Kelley, a new assistant professor in biological sciences, is one of 20 scientists worldwide named as promising young investigators in the annual list compiled by GenomeWeb publisher.
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 […]
PULLMAN, Wash. – The genes involved in the progression of prostate cancer from non-threatening to highly malignant are the focus of a new research project at Washington State University. Grant D. Trobridge has received an award of $417,818 from the National Cancer Institute to identify which gene mutations cause the cancer to become threatening. Prostate […]
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 […]