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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 …

Researchers develop novel wound healing technology

before-and-after-cell-stress-80By Tina Hilding, Voiland College of Engineering & Architecture

PULLMAN, Wash. – A Washington State University research team has successfully used a mild electric current to take on and beat drug-resistant bacterial infections, a technology that may eventually be used to treat chronic wound infections. » More …

New chief of Paul G. Allen School for Global Animal Health

By Laura Lockard, College of Veterinary Medicine

Tom-KawulaPULLMAN, Wash. – Professor Tom Kawula will be the new director of the Paul G. Allen School for Global Animal Health at Washington State University beginning Oct. 1. » More …

Bacteria use traffic-cop-like mechanism to infect gut

By Linda Weiford, WSU News

KnodlerPULLMAN, Wash. – A study has found that a cellular syringe-like device used to invade intestinal cells also acts as a traffic cop – directing bacteria where to go and thereby enabling them to efficiently carry out infection. » More …

WSU part of WHO plan for eliminating human rabies

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By Charlie Powell, College of Veterinary Medicine

PULLMAN, Wash. – The Paul G. Allen School for Global Animal Health at Washington State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine is a vital link in the framework announced today for elimination of human rabies worldwide by 2030. » More …

Professor among world’s most highly cited researchers

yuehe-LinPULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University’s Yuehe Lin is among the top-cited scientific researchers in the world, named by Thomson Reuters among the top 1 percent of those cited in their fields for articles published 2003-13. » More …

Aug. 1, 9: Soccer events support world health partnership

Sounders-water-carry-logoSEATTLE – A world health partnership that includes Washington State University will get support from the Seattle Sounders professional soccer team during its Aug. 1 match and Aug. 9 inaugural Rave Green Run. » More …

Humans, livestock in Kenya linked in sickness and in health

By Linda Weiford, WSU News

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PULLMAN, Wash. – If a farmer’s goats, cattle or sheep are sick in Kenya, how’s the health of the farmer? Though researchers have long suspected a link between the health of farmers and their families in sub-Saharan Africa and the health of their livestock, a team of veterinary and economic scientists has quantified the relationship for the first time in a study. » More …