WSU to pilot USDA international agricultural exchange program

PULLMAN — Washington State University has been selected by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Foreign Agricultural Service to pilot a new international exchange program — the WSU CGIAR Borlaug Fellowship Program. Modeled on the Borlaug International Agricultural Science and Technology Fellowship Program, WSU will provide four fellowships to early? and mid?career researchers from five...
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Researchers map DNA damage links to onset of skin cancer

PULLMAN — A critical link in mapping recurrent mutations of melanoma — the most serious form of skin cancer in humans — has been discovered by researchers at Washington State University School of Molecular Biosciences, in collaboration with researchers at Georgia State University.
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WSU Spokane researchers develop potential drugs to help curb smoking

Washington State University researchers have created more than a dozen candidate drugs with the potential to curb smokers’ desire for nicotine by slowing how it is broken down in the body.
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WSU pinpoints eye disease treatment — a possible alternative to laser surgery

PULLMAN — A Washington State University researcher has received a U.S. Department of Defense grant to develop a more convenient, less expensive and less painful way to treat serious eye diseases.
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$1.5M for specialty crop research to improve fruits, vegetables, farming

By Seth Truscott College of Agricultural, Human and Natural Resource Sciences PULLMAN — Seven research teams at Washington State University will enhance the competitiveness of Pacific Northwest crops by fighting devastating diseases and advancing sustainable agriculture, thanks to more than $1.5 million in Specialty Crop Block Grant funds from the Washington state and the U.S. Departments of...
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Personal tragedy fuels student’s passion for helping others with depression

PULLMAN — Morgan Slack knew the warning signs for people contemplating suicide. As a Washington State University student, she even trained other students how to spot them as part of her work at the university’s Health and Wellness Services.
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Library exhibit documents Montana dog’s life, illness, recovery

By Nella Letizia WSU Libraries PULLMAN — For 10 years, photographer Lauren Grabelle and her Weimaraner, Sugar, were always on the move. In New Jersey, Grabelle entered Sugar in lure coursing, agility and flyball, sports geared toward burning off Sugar’s seemingly boundless energy. Once settled in Bigfork, Mont., the pair hiked daily in the forests around their home. Grabelle once calculated...
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WSU Animal Sciences nabs third consecutive ‘Big Scoop’ win

PULLMAN — For the third year in a row, the Department of Animal Sciences at WSU has claimed the national ice cream trophy, the “Big Scoop.”
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WSU physicists write with light; turn crystal into an electrical circuit

PULLMAN — Washington State University physicists have found a way to write an electrical circuit into a crystal, opening up the possibility of transparent, three-dimensional electronics that, like an Etch A Sketch, can be erased and reconfigured.
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NSF grant aims to use big data to improve crops

PULLMAN — WSU researchers are leading a multi-university effort to improve crop management in the age of big data.
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