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Fat in feces points to early presence of colorectal cancer

By Rebecca Phillips, University Communications

Hill-80PULLMAN, Wash. – Scientists at Washington State University and Johns Hopkins Medical School have discovered a fast, noninvasive method that could lead to the early diagnosis of colorectal cancer. » More …

Laboratory receives sensor research grant

SPOKANE – Recently announced federal funding will support Washington State University research aimed at developing specialized sensors with national security applications. The Institute for Shock Physics Applied Science Laboratory, located at WSU Spokane, has received two competitive grants from federal agencies totaling $630,000 for the work.

According to Hergen Eilers, the principal investigator for both grants, the Army Research Office has granted the Applied Sciences Laboratory $330,000 for three years to investigate new materials for optical sensor applications. Optical sensors are needed to detect and identify objects of interest such as missiles. Ideally, a single sensor material could detect visible and infrared wavelength and … » More …