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Wheat gene discovery clears way for non-GMO breeding
September 15, 2014

By Eric Sorensen, WSU science writer

Gill-80PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University researchers have found “the most famous wheat gene,” a reproductive traffic cop of sorts that can be used to transfer valuable genes from other plants to wheat.

Oct. 15: Author to discuss musical life of Indian school
September 15, 2014

Parkhurst-80PULLMAN, Wash. – Melissa Parkhurst, an ethnomusicologist who teaches classes in world and Native American music at Washington State University, will give a free presentation about her new book, “To Win the Indian Heart: Music at Chemawa Indian School,” at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 15, at the Nez Perce National Historical Park in Spalding, Idaho.

Feb. 3-March 7: Exhibit, films, talks on German resistance
January 27, 2014

By Nella Letizia, WSU Libraries

Sophe-Scholl-bust-80PULLMAN, Wash. – They were college students with lives Washington State University students might have today. Some studied medicine and did military service. One had a fiancé. One was a married father of three.

Antibiotic-resistant bacteria: Who is winning the battle?
January 7, 2005

Physicians and clinicians face an ongoing challenge: to keep up with increasingly stubborn, resistant bacteria that cause significant infections. The more exposure bacteria have to our available antibiotics, the higher their chances of evolution into a resistant form, with serious effects on medical care.The heavy use of antibiotics, from hand soap ingredients to prescriptions, for conditions that won’t even respond to an antibiotic is fostering the proliferation of these heavy-duty bugs. Over the past 10 years, the number of resistant bacteria has proliferated at an alarming rate.One mechanism of response is to reduce the overuse of antibiotics in general — something we can all help … » More …