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A mother’s microbial gift

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.” » More …

Office of Research announces 2018 Commercialization Gap Fund awards

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. » More …

Marijuana use may not aid patients in opioid addiction treatment

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SPOKANE, Wash. – Many patients who are being treated for opioid addiction in a medication-assisted treatment clinic use marijuana to help manage their pain and mood symptoms. » More …

Forestry field day helps woodland owners care for trees

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. » More …

WSU receives NIH grant to study heart problems at molecular level

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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. » More …

Media invited to meet antimicrobial health experts at WSU Innovators

SEATTLE, Wash. – Antimicrobial resistance, a major threat to global health, will be the topic addressed by scientists from Washington State University’s Paul G. Allen School for Global Animal Health at the 2017 WSU Innovators panel, 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 18, at the Seattle Waterfront Marriott. (Livestream at: innovators.wsu.edu.) » More …

Cyber gene network could speed up discoveries

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. » More …

Faculty earn first local health outcomes fellowships

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. » More …

Ask Dr. Universe: Do animals help our minds?

PULLMAN, Wash. – Our brains are pretty busy. They are constantly thinking, feeling and sensing our world. One thing that can help some people relax is spending time with an animal friend. You might play fetch with a dog, sit with a cat, brush a horse or even watch a goldfish zip around its bowl. » More …