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WSU’s Jenni Zambriski, colleagues have one of science’s dirtiest jobs

Zambriski-Jennifer-By Eric Sorensen, WSU News

PULLMAN, Wash.— Jenni Zambriski is an expert on fulminant diarrhea. It’s as gross as it sounds, but her research has the upside of potentially saving millions of young lives.

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WSU researchers find plague bacterium endures in soil

By Laura Lockard, WSU College of Veterinary Medicine

PULLMAN, Wash. – The bacterium that causes bubonic plague has been found to survive in the common amoeba, the microorganism most children often see first in a grade school microscope. » More …

Africa to Leeds to WSU: Grad student pursues infectious diseases solutions

Sylvia OmuloBy Cheryl Reed, director of communication, WSU Graduate School

PULLMAN, Wash. – Recent news reports have focused public attention on the alarming threat of antibiotic-resistant bacterial infections in U.S. hospitals. But the threat is truly global. » More …

April 18: Battling antimicrobial resistance focus of Innovators panel

Innovators April 18, 2018

SEATTLE, Wash – Antimicrobial resistance, a major threat to global health, marks the topic of an Innovators panel discussion 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 18, at the Seattle Waterfront Marriott, hosted by Washington State University. (Livestreamed at innovators.wsu.edu)

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Media invited to meet antimicrobial health experts at WSU Innovators

SEATTLE, Wash. – Antimicrobial resistance, a major threat to global health, will be the topic addressed by scientists from Washington State University’s Paul G. Allen School for Global Animal Health at the 2017 WSU Innovators panel, 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 18, at the Seattle Waterfront Marriott. (Livestream at: innovators.wsu.edu.) » More …

Africa honors young scientist for infectious disease work

PULLMAN, Wash. – The African Academy of Sciences (AAS) this week recognized Washington State University’s Thumbi Mwangi as one of 22 early career scientists selected to be affiliates through 2021. » More …

WSU looks for practices to thwart antimicrobial resistance

WSU postdoctoral fellow Mark Caudell with Imani Kanuga, a Maasai leader in Nadonjukin Village, Tanzania.

By Will Ferguson, College of Arts & Sciences

PULLMAN, Wash. – The death last year of a woman in Reno, Nev., from an infection resistant to every type of antibiotic available in the U.S. highlights how serious the threat of antimicrobial resistance has become. » More …

Science: Inside the global campaign to get rid of rabies

PULLMAN, Wash. – Rabies vaccine work by professors Thumbi Mwangi and Felix Lankester to address the problem of infectious diseases crossing borders in Kenya, Tanzania and throughout Africa is part of a comprehensive article in the recent issue of Science magazine. » More …

Vaccinating increases family wealth, girls’ education

By Marcia Hill Gossard, College of Veterinary Medicine

PULLMAN, Wash. – A Washington State University-led research team found households in rural Africa that vaccinate their cattle for East Coast fever increased their income and spent the additional money on food and education. Researchers also found that when fewer cattle died from the fever, girls were more likely to attend secondary school. » More …

Ask Dr. Universe: How do vaccines work?

dr-universe-logoPULLMAN, Wash. – The quick, little sting of a vaccine shot can provide us with some big protection from germs that cause disease. » More …