A new study by WSU researchers suggests that a protein called CDK2 plays a critical role in heart damage caused by doxorubicin, a commonly used chemotherapy drug.
Using technology to help patients better self-manage their health and chronic diseases is the focus of a study by a WSU graduate and a professor of business administration.
By Linda Weiford, WSU News
PULLMAN, Wash. – If you think Thanksgiving dinner can pack on the pounds, consider the grizzly bears at Washington State University that eat the equivalent of three such feasts daily during the weeks leading to hibernation. After nearly doubling their weight, they take a winter-long nap – only to wake up trim and perfectly healthy in early spring.
SPOKANE, Wash. – A graduate student working in the research laboratory of a Washington State University exercise physiologist has received a second year of research funding from the American Physiological Society.
Heidi Medford was one of five students nationally to have the annual grant of $28,300 renewed. Last year, she was one of eight to receive the award, which can be renewed for two years.
Known as the Porter Physiology Development Fellowship, the funding is awarded after a competitive evaluation of applicants’ research proposals, grades, community outreach and other factors. Medford had the highest ranked renewal application this year and, as a result, received the … » More …
PULLMAN – Beverages supplemented by whey-based protein can significantly reduce elevated blood pressure, reducing the risk of stroke and heart disease, a WSU study has found.
Research led by nutritional biochemist Susan Fluegel and published in the International Dairy Journal found that daily doses of commonly available whey brought a more than six-point reduction in the average blood pressure of men and women with elevated systolic and diastolic blood pressures. While the study was confined to 71 student subjects between the ages of 18 and 26, Fluegel says older people with blood pressure issues would likely get similar results.
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Heart disease is the number 1 cause of death (more women than men), and stroke is number 3. The WSU community has a chance to take a step against them — several “steps,” in fact. The Spokane American Heart Walk takes place April 19 at Riverfront Park, with a 1-mile or 3-mile course.WSU Spokane is looking for a strong presence in this event and for team leaders. These leaders recruit teams of walkers to raise the donations for the event. Fund-raising can be done online or through collection envelopes. This website allows participants to create their own page, which they can then e-mail to others: … » More …