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Genetic tests to be offered for prostate, breast cancers
August 18, 2015

By Lorraine Nelson, WSU Spokane

Trobridge-80SPOKANE, Wash. – A genetic testing company will make available tests for prostate cancer survival and breast cancer recurrence to patients following identification of the biomarker genes in a Washington State University laboratory.

Sports Science Lab works to improve college baseball
August 5, 2015

By Michelle Fredrickson, Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture

PULLMAN, Wash. – “Plug your ears.” Immediately after Jeff Kensrud says this, a cannon fires a 140-mile-per-hour baseball at a composite bat. The ball collides with a resounding clang, and both ball and bat ricochet backward.

WSU WADDL is site for latest avian influenza testing
December 19, 2014

By Charlie Powell, College of Veterinary Medicine

henPULLMAN, Wash. – Animal disease authorities both nationally and in Washington were already on high alert when in early December a large wild duck die-off occurred in northwest Washington.

Usability study finds ‘smooth transition’ to new LMS
October 27, 2014

By Richard H. Miller, Global Campus

blackboard-learn-250PULLMAN, Wash. – Blackboard Learn will be available to all faculty by the beginning of November. But nine faculty members and about 3,000 Pullman students in five chemistry and math courses are already using Washington State University’s new learning management system.

April 16: Senator to speak on future of K-12 education
April 4, 2014

By C. Brandon Chapman, College of Education 

McCoy-80PULLMAN, Wash. – K-12 testing, graduation requirements and diversity and opportunity in education will be discussed in a free, public presentation by Washington Sen. John McCoy (D-38) at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 16, in the CUB junior ballroom at Washington State University.

WSU, Albertsons partner to provide strep throat testing
January 14, 2014

By Lorraine Nelson, College of Pharmacy

Schwartz-80SPOKANE, Wash. – After receiving training from a Washington State University professor and in collaboration with a local physician, pharmacists at eight Albertsons/Sav-on pharmacies in the Spokane area have begun testing for and treating strep throat.

Speaker: Teacher evaluation better than assessment test
November 6, 2013

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By C. Brandon Chapman, College of Education

PULLMAN, Wash. – Focusing on assessment testing will not help Washington close gaps in education opportunity, a state congressman told students, faculty and others at a College of Education reception at Washington State University on Tuesday.

Research improves beef quality
September 14, 2007

PULLMAN- WSU has signed a licensing agreement with Merial Limited., a world-leading animal health company, to commercialize DNA technology that will benefit beef and dairy cattle producers in the selection, breeding and management of their herds. The technology was originally developed by Zhihua Jiang, assistant professor of animal sciences.

 

“We are pleased to take this discovery to the next level in the commercial development by partnering with Merial,” said Keith Jones, executive director of the WSU Research Foundation. “This research has the potential to have a major impact on beef and … » More …

WSU at hub of testing procedures
December 15, 2006

It begins with just a telephone call. Unusual deaths in a flock of backyard chickens or ducks may prompt a call to the state veterinarian’s office, launching a statewide system of “bird flu” testing centered at the Washington Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory (WADDL), in the WSU College of Veterinary Medicine.WSU is a founding member of the National Animal Health Laboratory Network (NAHLN) — a network of 49 regional laboratories responsible for the surveillance of and response to exotic disease outbreaks affecting livestock in the U.S. As such, it was among the first labs in the nation to begin intense testing for the avian influenza virus … » More …

Nurse channels student activism
January 9, 2004

Anyone who missed getting their cholesterol screened at the CUB in September will have another chance in February.The one-day screening last fall drew so much interest, people had to be turned away.“We had no idea it was going to be so popular,” said Marsha C. Turnbull, a registered nurse at WSU Health and Wellness. “We ran out of materials.”The cholesterol screening is open to faculty, staff and students and gives students on the Cougar Health Awareness Team practice working with live patients.Turnbull created the CHAT in the fall of 2000 to harness the enthusiasm she saw in the students who were doing HIV peer counseling.“I … » More …