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WSU researchers see how plants optimize repair

By Eric Sorensen, WSU science writer

kirchhoff-80PULLMAN, Wash. – Researchers led by a Washington State University biologist have found the optimal mechanism by which plants heal the botanical equivalent of a bad sunburn. Their work, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, could lead to development of crops that repair sun damage more easily, improving yields and profitability. » More …

Rock Doc column: Correcting errors in the language of life

By E. Kirsten Peters, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences

peters-e-k-2010-80PULLMAN, Wash. – My word processor is set up to deal with the errors I make when writing. The programmers who wrote the computer program knew I’d screw things up, so they built in corrective functions like spellcheck and the ability to simply backspace to delete typos. Those of us old enough to remember manual typewriters still sometimes marvel at the ease with which corrections in documents can be made. » More …

$1.45M grant: Preserving genome stability to fight disease

By Judith Van Dongen, WSU Spokane Office of Research

ChaiSPOKANE, Wash. – Molecular biologist Weihang Chai, an associate professor of medical sciences, has received a five-year $1.45 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to study the potential role of the CST protein complex in preserving genome stability. » More …

Cougars guarding Bohler removed for repair

 

 

Photos by Robert Hubner, WSU Photo Services and (those with dates) by Richard Kizer, Capital Planning and Development

 

 

PULLMAN – The familiar majestic cougars guarding the west entrance to Bohler Gymnasium were lowered from their perch on a cornice above the entry this morning so contractors could restore them to original condition.

Reconditioning of the cougars is part of a larger exterior restoration of the brick and stone work at Bohler Gymnasium. It project involves:

replacing the flashing underneath the cougars

replacing all loose bricks and mortar

removing all the capstones from on top of the walls

repairing the cornice … » More …