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Epigenetics study helps focus search for autism risk factors

By Judith Van Dongen, WSU Spokane Office of Research

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SPOKANE, Wash. – Scientists have long tried to pin down the causes of autism spectrum disorder. Recent studies have expanded the search for genetic links from identifying genes toward epigenetics, the study of factors that control gene expression and looks at chemical modifications of DNA and the proteins associated with it. » More …

Dramatic decline in genetic diversity of Northwest salmon charted

By Eric Sorensen, WSU News

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PULLMAN, Wash. – Columbia River Chinook salmon have lost as much as two-thirds of their genetic diversity, Washington State University researchers have found. » More …

WSU online business programs receive U.S. News & World Report honors 

By Sue McMurray, Carson College of Business

U.S. News Online Program BadgePULLMAN, Wash. – U.S. News & World Report ranked online MBA and executive MBA programs from Washington State University’s Carson College of Business as No. 12 out of a field of 267 online MBA programs in the nation. » More …

Nutrition, exercise physiology adds master’s, doctorate degrees

By Christina Verheul, Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine

Elson S Floyd College of Medicine logoSPOKANE, Wash. – Opportunities in nutrition and exercise research will expand in the fall when the Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine will launch two new advanced degree programs at Washington State University Spokane. » More …

WSU researchers use gold to target, kill cancer cells with less drugs

A promising but little-used type of cancer treatment has been markedly improved by introducing the use of tiny particles of gold and platinum. » More ...