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March 21: Symphony of soil signals protects wheat health

By Seth Truscott, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences

PULLMAN, Wash. – High-tech equipment that will help scientists improve wheat health will be introduced to the public at 9 a.m. Tuesday, March 21, at the Biotechnology-Life Sciences Building (BLS) room 402 at Washington State University. » More …

Fat in feces points to early presence of colorectal cancer

By Rebecca Phillips, University Communications

Hill-80PULLMAN, Wash. – Scientists at Washington State University and Johns Hopkins Medical School have discovered a fast, noninvasive method that could lead to the early diagnosis of colorectal cancer. » More …

Cutting edge of mass spectroscopy topic of lecture

Alan Marshall, the world’s foremost authority on high performance mass spectrometry, will give the 2006 Abelson Lecture on Wednesday, Feb. 15 at 4 p.m. in Todd 276. Marshall, who co-invented the Fourier transform ion cyclotron resonance mass spectrometer, is director of the Ion Cyclotron Resonance Program at the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory in Tallahassee, Fla. and professor of chemistry and biochemistry at Florida State University.His lecture, titled “Accurate Mass Measurement: Taking Full Analytical Advantage of Nature’s Isotopic Complexity,” will discuss Fourier transform ion cyclotron resonance mass spectrometry, which offers 10 to 100 times higher mass resolving power than other mass analyzers.  A reception will … » More …