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WSU researchers see popular herbicide affecting health across generations

By Eric Sorensen, WSU News

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PULLMAN, Wash. – First, the good news. Washington State University researchers have found that a rat exposed to a popular herbicide while in the womb developed no diseases and showed no apparent health effects aside from lower weight. » More …

Reducing opioid use via online pain management focus of $2.5M study

 By Addy Hatch, WSU Spokane

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SPOKANE, Wash. – Marian Wilson, an assistant professor at the WSU College of Nursing, is joining a team of scientists who’ll lead a federally funded, $2.5 million study investigating whether an online pain management program can help patients with chronic pain reduce or eliminate the amount of prescription opioids they take. » More …

$1.77M NIH grant funds WSU professors’ smart-home technology research

By Addy Hatch, WSU Nursing

ninr logoSPOKANE, Wash. – An interprofessional team of scientists from Washington State University has landed a $1.77 million grant to research how “smart-home” technology can monitor the health and safety of senior citizens from afar. » More …

New study to investigate role of sleep in chronic pain

By Judith Van Dongen, WSU Spokane

marian-wilson-webSPOKANE, Wash. – Washington State University will lead a study to understand the relationship between sleep and chronic pain, part of a nationwide effort to address the rising abuse of opioid pain relievers and expand the arsenal of non-drug treatment options. » More …

$10 million grant to study disease in native populations

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. » More …

Researchers get $1.8M to improve hip, knee replacements

Bandyopadhyay-80PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University researchers have received support from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to improve materials used in hip and knee replacements. » More …

Vancouver professor receives $1.1 million in grants to study how the brain understands what it hears

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By Brenda Alling, WSU Vancouver

VANCOUVER, Wash. – Christine Portfors, associate professor of biology and neuroscience and head of the Hearing and Communication Laboratory at Washington State University Vancouver, has received two federal grants totaling more than $1.1 million over three years. The grants will be used to study how neurons in the brains of mice detect, discriminate and categorize the different types of sounds mice use to communicate. » More …

Humans and robots team up for high-tech fruit harvest

fruit harvest concept

 

Conceptual human-machine interface for collaborative fruit identification. (Image by Manoj
Karkee and Mark De Kleine, WSU)

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Sensors measure force and pressure during hand picking
of apple. (Photo by Long He, WSU)

PROSSER, Wash. – With a bumper crop of apples expected this season, many Washington tree fruit growers dream of a day when automated technology helps bring in the harvest. Manoj Karkee, assistant professor with the Center for Precision and Automated Agricultural Systems at Washington State University, believes that day will soon be here.

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Pharmacy professor receives NIH senior scientist award

Dr. Gary Meadows, a College of Pharmacy professor at WSU since 1976, has received a Senior Scientist Research and Mentorship Award from the National Institutes of Health/National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism.

The five-year, $1 million grant is to provide him with more time for research and to mentor three to five junior faculty at WSU.

Between two and five such awards are granted annually by the NIAAA. Records dating back to 1972 indicate this is the first Senior Scientist award received at WSU.

Meadows’ research into the connection between nutrition and cancer and between alcohol and cancer has been continuously funded by the … » More …

NIH grant writing insights offered

A workshop designed to help researchers learn the fundamentals of preparing a strong application for National Institutes of Health funding will be held at WSU Spokane Sept. 10. The workshop is open to local grant administrators, researchers (particularly those new to NIH funding), and graduate students.The workshop will be held in the auditorium of the Phase I Classroom Building at the Riverpoint Higher Education Campus, 668 North Riverpoint Dr. Registration begins at 7 a.m. with a welcome and opening remarks at 8 a.m. The workshop concludes at 5 p.m. There is no charge for the workshop. However, seating is limited and an RSVP is required … » More …