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Rock Doc column: Christmas tree travels for science too
December 10, 2013

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

Peters-e-k-2010-80PULLMAN, Wash. – I know we are still only in Advent. But at this point in December, my mind starts to turn toward Christmas. It just can’t be helped, especially in light of all the ads featuring Santa.

Researchers see added nutritional benefits in organic milk
December 9, 2013

PULLMAN, Wash. – A team led by a Washington State University researcher has found that organic milk contains significantly higher concentrations of heart-healthy fatty acids compared to milk from cows on conventionally managed dairy farms. While all types of milk fat can help improve an individual’s fatty acid profile, the team concludes that organic whole milk does so even better.

Crowd celebrates opening of health sciences building
December 9, 2013

SPOKANE, Wash. – Medical student Scott Hippe says one of his favorite things about the $80 million Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Sciences Building is the windows. Huge panes of glass cover most of the structure and offer splendid views of the Washington State University Spokane campus and beyond.

Jan. 28: Research forum advances international collaborations
December 3, 2013

By Theresa Howlett, Office of International Programs

intl-research-forum-2012--200PULLMAN, Wash. – Strengthening and expanding Washington State University’s international research and innovation activity is the goal of “Beyond International Talk,” 2-5 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 28, in Lighty 405. Polycom will be provided for the regional and extension campuses.

Cranberry research aims for longer shelf life
November 19, 2013

cranberries-closeup-100x80pMOUNT VERNON, Wash. – The cranberry season could extend beyond the fall and winter holidays thanks to the work of a new adjunct professor at Washington State University Mount Vernon.

Nov. 19-20: Freshmen debut research posters
November 18, 2013

PULLMAN, Wash. – What do college freshmen really want to know?

Find out at Freshman Academic Showcase where students display posters of their first research projects.

Rock Doc column: Does pointing point to deep intelligence?
November 12, 2013

By E. Kirsten Peters

Peters-e-k-2010-80PULLMAN, Wash. – I don’t know the full heritage of my mutt from the pound, Buster Brown by name. Buster was listed as a “Lab mix” by the Humane Society but my vet has said he is more of a German shepherd mix. We all can agree he’s a mongrel – indeed, one or both of his parents may have been mutts themselves.

NSF grant to study corporate influence on government
November 8, 2013

By Robert Strenge, WSU News

PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University sociologist Mikhail Balaev has received a two-year National Science Foundation award of $170,000 to study political and corporate ties in the American government.