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Rewards treat alcohol abuse in those with mental illness
February 6, 2017

By Judith Van Dongen, WSU Spokane

SPOKANE, Wash. – Researchers at Washington State University have shown that offering prizes – from simple shampoo to DVD players – can be an effective, low-cost treatment for alcohol abuse, the nation’s third leading preventable cause of death.

Vet college pilots software to help owners track treatment
September 25, 2014

By Charlie Powell, College of Veterinary Medicine

MedaVet-230PULLMAN, Wash. – Owners can easily keep track of their animals’ veterinary appointments, medicine schedules and post-surgical care on their PCs, tablets or smartphones with a new service provided by Washington State University’s Veterinary Teaching Hospital.

WSU research helps reduce criminal re-offense rates
January 27, 2014

By Judith Van Dongen, WSU Spokane

Hamilton-Z-2014-80SPOKANE, Wash. – Increasing public safety and controlling costs are among the benefits of three related Washington State University projects to predict criminal re-offense and determine the effectiveness of treatment programs.

Vet Med offers clinical trial for dogs with cancer
September 28, 2010

 

 

PULLMAN – WSU’s College of Veterinary Medicine is offering a financial incentive to pet owners whose dogs participate in a clinical trial regarding B cell lymphoma, a type of blood cell cancer.

 

Artemisinin is a drug derived from the plant Artemisia annua. It has been traditionally used by Chinese herbalists in the treatment of skin diseases and malaria. In addition to its well-known antimalarial properties, the drug has recently aroused interest as an anticancer drug. 

 

In the laboratory, the drug causes cancer cell death and changes that could sensitize cancers making them more susceptible to common chemotherapy … » More …

WSU Scientist wins grant for work on addiction
December 17, 2008

PULLMAN — A WSU scientist has been awarded more than $4 million from the state’s Life Sciences Discovery Fund, for efforts to develop programs for treatment of substance abuse and mental illness in Washington’s rural areas.

John Roll, associate dean of research at the WSU College of Nursing in Spokane, was awarded $4,048,617 for his project, “Program of Excellence in Rural Mental Health and Substance Abuse,” which aims to develop treatment protocols tailored to the state’s rural residents.

The winning proposal was among four selected from 29 proposals submitted by researchers across the state. All proposals were evaluated and … » More …