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Natural protein cage would improve cancer drug delivery
October 26, 2015

By Tina Hilding, Voiland College of Engineering & Architecture

yuehe-LinPULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University researchers have developed a unique, tiny protein cage to deliver nasty chemotherapy chemicals directly to cancer cells. Direct delivery could improve treatment and lessen what can be horrendous side effects from toxic drugs.

WSU partners to develop new anti-inflammatory drug
October 23, 2015

By Scott Weybright, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences

David-GangPULLMAN, Wash. – Work on a new anti-inflammatory drug developed from the medicinal/spice plant turmeric recently received funding from a $225,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NIH-NCCIH).

New ‘Alien’ wasp discovered in Washington state
October 22, 2015

By Linda Weiford, WSU News

waspPULLMAN, Wash. – The discovery in Washington state of a parasitic wasp that kills its host like a scene from the “Alien” sci-fi movie has entomologists cheering from the west coast to the east.

Researchers measure gait to reduce falls from glaucoma
October 20, 2015

By Michelle Fredrickson, Voiland College of Engineering & Architecture

glaucoma-gait-trialsPULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University researchers have developed a way to carefully analyze a person’s gait with sensors, an innovation that could lead to reduced falls and injuries in people with glaucoma, the second leading cause of blindness in the United States.

Researcher receives $2.6M to study tobacco carcinogens
October 15, 2015

By Lori Maricle, College of Pharmacy

Lazarus-smallSPOKANE, Wash. – A Washington State University researcher has received a $2.6 million federal grant to study the body’s ability to keep tobacco smoke components from causing cancer.

Office of Research reorganizes to enhance support, visibility
October 14, 2015

ChrisKeanePULLMAN, Wash. – Organizational changes to advance research, scholarship and creativity at Washington State University are being implemented by Christopher J. Keane, vice president for research. They are intended to better support the WSU research community, education and outreach and to increase the visibility of WSU research.

WSU part of $2.2M grant to advance liquid hydrogen power
October 13, 2015

Leachman-webPULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University researchers are part of a team receiving $2.2 million to develop an efficient and inexpensive hydrogen liquefaction system that could pave the way for mainstream availability of hydrogen fuels and hydrogen-powered vehicles.

WSU to help improve cyber security in energy delivery
October 12, 2015

Carl-HauserPULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University will participate in a new, five-year $28.1 million U.S. Department of Energy (DoE) initiative to improve computer/communication networks for energy delivery systems like power grids and pipelines.