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Vaccinating increases family wealth, girls’ education

By Marcia Hill Gossard, College of Veterinary Medicine

PULLMAN, Wash. – A Washington State University-led research team found households in rural Africa that vaccinate their cattle for East Coast fever increased their income and spent the additional money on food and education. Researchers also found that when fewer cattle died from the fever, girls were more likely to attend secondary school. » More …

Rabies vaccine found effective even after warm storage

By Marcia Hill Gossard, College of Veterinary Medicine

felix-lankester-webPULLMAN, Wash. – A Washington State University-led research team determined rabies vaccines stored at warmer temperatures still protect against the disease in dogs. » More …

WSU student startup with global health impact wins again

By Alyssa Patrick, Economic Development

Engage-teamSEATTLE – The Washington State University student startup company Engage earned $10,000 and a top prize at the University of Washington Business Plan Competition last week. » More …

WSU students take first at UW health product contest

PULLMAN, Wash. – Two Washington State University student entrepreneurs won first place and $10,000 in the inaugural, regional Health Innovation Challenge (HIC) at the University of Washington on March 3. They were the only non-UW affiliated entrepreneurs among the 18 finalist teams that pitched ideas to more than 100 judges from business and health science professions. » More …

Vaccine skeptics aren’t swayed by emotional scare tactics

By Darin Watkins, Edward R. Murrow College of Communicaton

DixonPULLMAN, Wash. – On the heels of a nationwide measles outbreak comes a report that campaigns aimed at scaring people about the consequences of non-vaccination might not be as effective as many think. An upcoming article in the journal Communication Research challenges the popular assumption that emotional appeals have a wide, sweeping effect on people’s health beliefs. » More …

Dog disease in lions spread by multiple species

By Linda Weiford, WSU News

Lions-in-Serengeti-80PULLMAN, Wash. – In natural ecosystems, a deadly virus can jump between species and thrive, thereby threatening vulnerable animal populations, according to findings of a recently published study.

 

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Nov. 10: Immunologist talks about vaccine development

By Peggy Perkins, Honors College

Brown-80PULLMAN, Wash. – Vaccine development to combat infections transmitted by ticks, mosquitoes and other insects will be discussed by award-winning researcher Wendy Brown, Washington State University regents professor of immunology, at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 10, in Honors Hall 110. » More …

Rabies: Disease in the shadows recognized Sunday

By Linda Weiford, WSU News 

dogPULLMAN, WASH. – It is a disease spread by a virus that strikes mostly in faraway places. Without quick treatment, an infection delivers agonizing symptoms leading to death. » More …