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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 …

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 …