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Ask Dr. Universe: Why is yawning contagious?

SPOKANE, Wash. – When I got your question, I met up with my friend Hans Van Dongen, a scientist at Washington State University in Spokane. He works in a research lab where they study sleep. As a cat who appreciates naps, it’s one of my favorite places to visit.

Effects of meth use on brain metabolism, sleep studied

By Judith Van Dongen, WSU Spokane SPOKANE, Wash. – WSU sleep scientist Jonathan Wisor has received a grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to study the effects of chronic methamphetamine use on brain metabolism and sleep. The two-year, $395,577 grant comes from the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), which is part of […]

Sleep research expert joins WWAMI Spokane faculty

SPOKANE – Jonathan Wisor has joined the research faculty of the WWAMI Medical Education Program at WSU Spokane. His appointment as an assistant professor is part of the growing focus on health sciences at the Spokane campus. He also holds an appointment with the Department of Veterinary and Comparative Anatomy, Pharmacology, and Physiology in the […]

Sleeping, waking, working

Spokane–A Scientific Symposium on Human Sleep and Performance featuring an international panel of acclaimed experts in sleep and sleep medicine will take place Monday, Nov. 20 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The symposium will take place in the Academic Center Auditorium on the Riverpoint Campus Washington State University, Spokane at 600 N. Riverpoint Blvd. […]