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The power of love: When heartbreak gets physical
February 12, 2018

By Linda Weiford, WSU News

SPOKANE, Wash. – Heartache. Heartsick. More than metaphors from love songs and romance novels, they can also portray a real medical condition.

A mother’s microbial gift
January 2, 2018

PULLMAN, Wash. – It happened again, most recently at a conference in Prague. After she gave her talk, a scientist came up to Shelley McGuire, a pioneer exploring the microbial communities found in human breast milk, and told her, “You don’t know how to take a sample. Your samples must have been contaminated. Human milk is sterile.”

Office of Research announces 2018 Commercialization Gap Fund awards
December 14, 2017

Office of Commercialization bannerPULLMAN, Wash. – Seven research projects with high commercialization potential have been chosen to receive awards of up to $50,000 through the Commercialization Gap Fund for 2018. The funding was awarded to faculty from diverse fields including clean technology, human health, agriculture and engineering.

Forestry field day helps woodland owners care for trees
July 26, 2017

Field Day speaker headshotVASHON ISLAND, Wash. – Forest and woodland owners from Vashon will build skills to care for their trees at the Vashon Island Forest Owners Field Day, 10:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 5, at Agren Memorial Park.

WSU receives NIH grant to study heart problems at molecular level
May 18, 2017

By Tina Hilding, Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture

PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University researchers have received a $1.57 million National Institutes of Health grant to understand the molecular-scale mechanisms that cause cardiomyopathy, or heart muscle disease.

Cyber gene network could speed up discoveries
April 3, 2017

Seth Truscott, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences

PULLMAN, Wash. – A Washington State University team has set out to digitally model how every known gene interacts with every other gene – in plants, animals, insects and people.

Faculty earn first local health outcomes fellowships
March 30, 2017

PULLMAN, Wash. – Three Washington State University faculty members whose research focuses on improving health outcomes are the first recipients of Community Health Impact Fellowship Awards from the Center for Learning & Innovation at Pullman Regional Hospital.