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Researchers examine pathogen abilities

PULLMAN – Researchers at WSU have shown that the ability of some pathogens to “superinfect” animals that were already infected is the driving force behind greater genetic diversity in those pathogens. Their results shed light on the evolution of some of the most debilitating pathogens of humans and animals, including those that cause malaria, sleeping sickness […]

Research improves detection of harmful pathogens

PULLMAN– A group of Washington State University researchers have developed a method that greatly improves and speeds up the detection of harmful pathogens in the environment. In a paper published this month in the Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering, the researchers, including Prashanta Dutta, assistant professor in the School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering, and […]