Skip to main content Skip to navigation
WSU News home-feature

WSU Tri-Cities student chosen for national leadership institute

By Maegan Murray, WSU Tri-Cities

RomanLara-mugRICHLAND, Wash. – After serving in various leadership roles at Washington State University Tri-Cities, graduating senior Roman Lara is among 32 students nationwide selected for a summer leadership institute in Stoney Brook, New York. » More …

Dementia drug aiming for clinical trials next year

By Eric Sorensen, WSU science writer

Wright-and-HardingSEATTLE – A neurodegenerative disease drug developed at Washington State University will likely qualify for a federal “fast-track” designation and go into clinical trials next year, said Leen Kawas, CEO of M3 Biotechnology Inc. » More …

Museum of Art/WSU receives donation from Seattle collectors

By Debby Stinson, Museum of Art

Shimomura-detailPULLMAN, Wash. – Eight contemporary art prints valued at about $33,000 have been given to the Museum of Art at Washington State University by Seattle art collectors and gallery owners Greg Kucera and Larry Yocom. » More …

Gov. Jay Inslee signs WSU medical school legislation

By Doug Nadvornick, Medical Sciences

OLYMPIA, Wash. – Washington Gov. Jay Inslee today signed into law a bill that gives Washington State University the authority to create an independently accredited medical school in Spokane. » More …

Dog rose from the grave to live again

By Linda Weiford, WSU News

Theia-webPULLMAN, WASH. – She was a wandering dog who belonged to no one and to everyone. People in Moses Lake, Wash., would scratch her head and feed her scraps of food. Then, a little more than a month ago, she was hit by a car. And in what appears to have been a misguided mercy killing, someone struck her on the skull with a hammer and buried her in a field. » More …

‘Exploding head syndrome’ affects more young than thought

By Eric Sorensen, WSU science writer

PULLMAN, Wash.—Washington State University researchers have found that an unexpectedly high percentage of young people experience “exploding head syndrome,” a psychological phenomenon in which they are awakened by abrupt loud noises, even the sensation of an explosion in their head. » More …

Report: WSU generates $3.4 billion economic impact for state

PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University generated more than $3.4 billion in economic impact within the State of Washington in 2014, according to a new economic impact study released today in conjunction with the launch of a yearlong celebration of the institution’s 125th birthday. » More …

Students learn policy, advocate for science in nation’s capital

By Eric Sorensen, WSU science writer

Caruso,-left-and-GomezPULLMAN, Wash. – Two Washington State University students have been chosen to visit Washington, D.C., next month for “Making Our CASE,” a three-day program to learn about science policy and advocate for research support. Students will practice what they learn while visiting with members of Congress and staffers. » More …

Researchers show how fatty acids can fight prostate cancer

By Eric Sorensen, WSU science writer

MeierSPOKANE, Wash. – Washington State University researchers have found a mechanism by which omega-3 fatty acids inhibit the growth and spread of prostate cancer cells. The findings, which are at odds with a 2013 study asserting that omega-3s increase the risk of prostate cancer, point the way to more effective anti-cancer drugs. » More …