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Ask Dr. Universe: Do animals help our minds?
March 21, 2017

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.

WSU scientists collaborate on ‘gene therapy in a box’
October 21, 2016

Trobridge-80SPOKANE, Wash. – Washington State University Spokane researchers have collaborated on a tabletop device that can genetically manipulate blood to treat cancer, HIV and other diseases without expensive processing facilities. 

WSU portable smartphone laboratory detects cancer
October 18, 2016

By Erik Gomez, Voiland College of Engineering & Architecture intern

spectometer-device-webPULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University researchers have developed a low-cost, portable laboratory on a smartphone that can analyze several samples at once to catch a cancer biomarker, producing lab quality results.

Sept. 9: Activity expert to encourage students to stay healthy
September 8, 2016

By Brittni Willis, College of Education intern

jim-pivarnikPULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University students are invited to hear how to improve their quality of life at the university through physical activity and academic productivity during a talk at 2:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 9, in Physical Education Building 136.

$10 million grant to study disease in native populations
August 26, 2016

By Doug Nadvornick, Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine

Buchwald-webSPOKANE, Wash. – A Washington State University researcher has received a $10 million grant to work with American Indian, Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander communities to reduce health risks related to high blood pressure.

Ask Dr. Universe: Why do we feel pain?
August 16, 2016

Dr-Universe-230PULLMAN, Wash. – Pain is unpleasant, but we need it for survival. Just the other day I was out exploring when I stubbed my paw and let out a big meow. My nervous system was doing its job.

Illuminating sulfides’ roles in the body
August 8, 2016

By Will Ferguson, College of Arts & Sciences

Ming-Xian-webPULLMAN, Wash. – For the first time, researchers at Washington State University have created an injectable compound or “probe” that illuminates hydrogen sulfide and hydrogen polysulfides in different colors when they are present in cells.

WSU student startup with global health impact wins again
May 31, 2016

By Alyssa Patrick, Economic Development

Engage-teamSEATTLE – The Washington State University student startup company Engage earned $10,000 and a top prize at the University of Washington Business Plan Competition last week.

April 6-9: Human trafficking exhibition at WSU Tri-Cities
March 28, 2016

By Maegan Murray, WSU Tri-Cities

sold-human-traffickingRICHLAND, Wash. – Participants will use MP3 players and smartphones to step into the life of a human trafficking victim during a multisensory exhibition known as “SOLD: The Human Trafficking Experience,” April 6-9 at Washington State University Tri-Cities.