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Two from WSU serve on new life science advisory council
November 3, 2015

By Terren Roloff, WSU Spokane

SPOKANE, Wash. – Washington State University has two representatives on a new life science/global health advisory group recently formed by Gov. Jay Inslee to strengthen what he says is one of the state’s highest potential innovation sectors.

WSU International Development board meets Oct. 8
October 7, 2015

PULLMAN, Wash. – The board of directors of WSU International Development, a newly formed corporation affiliated with Washington State University whose sole member is Global Operations and Leadership Development, will hold a special meeting at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 8, in Hulbert Hall 311 at WSU Pullman. 

Antibiotic resistant infection? Yes, you
May 13, 2014

By Linda Weiford, WSU News

Antibiotic-resistance-170PULLMAN, Wash. – Let’s say you’re in a locker room after completing a workout. You grab a towel on the bench before realizing it belongs to someone else. Unknown to you, the person who just used the towel left behind some lingering Staphylococcus aureus bacteria, commonly known as “staph.” The organism was spread to that person’s hands after rubbing an infected hair follicle on his inner thigh.

Researchers combat human disease
October 3, 2007

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SEATTLE – WSU researchers know that in order to prevent the outbreak of devastating dis
ease and maintain global human health, it is critical that researchers take on the source of the majority of new human diseases: infections that begin in animals.


Those efforts are the focus of a trio of scientists—Guy Palmer, Terry McElwain and Thomas Besser—who conduct a variety of scientific investigations designed to understand and eventually stop animal-related diseases that have the potential to wreak havoc with global human health.


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WSU vies for Gates grant
February 9, 2004

A clarion call was issued last year to researchers nationwide: help solve today’s most threatening global health problems. Now, Washington State University researchers are among those applying to take on the challenge.The process began when Bill Gates announced a $200 million grant to the National Institutes of Health, which will help establish and administer grants for the Grand Challenges in Global Health Initiative. The project began with over 1,000 ideas submitted by scientists in 75 countries. Those ideas were then distilled down to what’s described as today’s 14 most daunting global health challenges.Last fall, researchers were invited to submit proposals by Jan. 9, but the … » More …