UV light may be a greater risk for melanoma than suspected
Studies conducted in yeast show that exposure to ultraviolet light (UV) induces new types of DNA damage that may cause the deadliest form of skin cancer, malignant melanoma.
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Losing her marbles: When a glass snack turns into surgery
When Alex Crea found his two-year-old bearded dragon, Viserion, playing with a marble on Halloween, the last thing he expected her to do was eat it.

WSU lands NIH grant for biomedical, engineering undergraduate MIRA program
A new five-year National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant for more than $700,000 will fund a “motivating innovation and research achievement” (MIRA) program for Washington State University underrepresented student researchers in biomedical science and engineering fields, said the three faculty members serving as co-principal investigators.
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In‑person college sports can create campus COVID‑19 spikes
Even conservative epidemiological modeling from Washington State University shows an increase in COVID‑19 cases is likely in small college towns from sporting events with fans in the stands.
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WSU COVID-19 research tackles the present and future pandemic
From tracking to treatment to prevention, Washington State University scientists are expanding our understanding of the current COVID-19 crisis while helping lead international efforts to identify and stop the next potential pandemic.
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Study reinforces drug’s potential to treat hypertrophic cardiomyopathy
Research at Washington State University sheds new light on one molecule that may be used to treat a heart condition that can lead to stroke, heart attack and other forms of heart disease.
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‘A modern approach to selective breeding’
Wondering why WSU’s research into gene-edited livestock is so innovative?
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Prenatal cannabis exposure linked to cognitive deficits, altered behavior
Regular cannabis exposure in rats during pregnancy may cause their offspring to have long-term cognitive deficiencies, asocial behavior, and anxiety later in adulthood.
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Equine veterinarians treat horse with deadly, botulism-causing bacterium
Jenny, a 3-year-old quarter horse from Spokane, Wash., ingested one of the most toxic substances known before she arrived at Washington State University’s Veterinary Teaching Hospital last month.

Replicating private practice: A telemedicine take on veterinary medicine
What is often the first animal case for veterinary students at Washington State University is transforming into a weeklong crash course in veterinary telemedicine.
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Cannabis innovation scholarship awarded to WSU biochemistry student
Every time cannabis is consumed more than a hundred cannabinoids interact with the human body.

Discovery enables adult skin to regenerate like a newborn’s
The discovery by Washington State University researchers has implications for better skin wound treatment as well as preventing some of the aging process in skin.
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Rabies Hero campaign aims to suppress secondary disease outbreaks due to COVID – 19
Washington State University’s Rabies Free Africa launched the Rabies Hero campaign today to raise national awareness about potential disease outbreaks in animals.
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Mare scare: Putting Sugar back on her feet
Sugar, a 1,000-pound American quarter horse, was minutes away from death when she arrived at the Washington State University Veterinary Teaching Hospital with severe colic.
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WSU research behind potential game-changing Alzheimer’s drug
Medicinal chemist Joe Harding was in his lab at Washington State University trying to isolate, purify and clone the protein receptor for the hormone angiotensin II when he noticed something unusual but interesting.
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Veterinarians: Keep your pets out of the smoke
Dr. Bell said keeping animals out of the smoke as much as possible is best case, but if they must be outside, pet owners should limit that time if possible.
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WSU equine veterinarians deliver despite fatty liver
When Sue Morris sent her 17-year-old trail horse, Tracker, on a trailer bound for Washington State University’s Veterinary Teaching Hospital, she wasn’t sure he would survive the two-hour trip from Mead, Wash.

USAID Feed the Future awards WSU $6 million for Animal Health Innovation Lab
A new $6 million grant from USAID will enable Washington State University’s Paul G. Allen School for Global Animal Health to tackle some of the world’s greatest challenges in agriculture and food security.
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Gene-edited livestock ‘surrogate sires’ successfully made fertile
For the first time, scientists have created pigs, goats and cattle that can serve as viable “surrogate sires,” male animals that produce sperm carrying only the genetic traits of donor animals.
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