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WSU research featured in Food Engineering Magazine
March 29, 2007

Pullman, Wash. – Washington State University research on food processing techniques that could improve the quality of meals soldiers eat in the field was featured in the March 2007 edition of Food Engineering Magazine. The research, funded by WSU’s International Marketing Program for Agricultural Commodities & Trade (IMPACT) Center, was conducted by Juming Tang, IMPACT food technology fellow, and Barbara Rasco, IMPACT scientist. They developed a single-mode system for microwave sterilization and pasteurization. The process was recently awarded several patents and has the potential to be used by the U.S. military to improve meals for soldiers. The Pacific Northwest fish industry sees great economic potential … » More …

Faculty/staff volunteers help soldiers readjust to college life
November 11, 2005

A group of staff and faculty members is volunteering to help student soldiers returning from combat readapt to college life. About 40 members of the Faculty and Staff Veterans’ Liaisons program attended a two-hour workshop at the beginning of the semester. They discussed how to assist student war veterans who may have problems separating their war experience from college. Liaisons identify student soldiers who may be having trouble reacclimatizing themselves to school and connect them with student support services that can help them make sense of their experiences in combat. Some offices that provide veteran support are the Student Advising and Learning Center, Student Counseling … » More …

Dodging kidney stones and bullets in Iraq
December 17, 2004

An ailment that afflicts U.S. soldiers fighting in Iraq has prompted the U.S. government to call upon a Washington State University researcher for her assistance.Linda Massey, professor of human nutrition at WSU Spokane, is a world expert on diet’s influence on kidney stones. Kidney stones are uncommon in people under the age of 30; however, soldiers in Iraq, most of whom are in their 20s, have an increased risk of developing kidney stones due to their unique lifestyle.Since 1991, Massey has studied the effects of variables such as milk, meat, soy protein, caffeine, salt and vitamin C on the formation of kidney stones. She was … » More …