Circling in on a vaccine target for Babesia bovis
For decades, researchers have tried to develop an effective vaccine for Babesia bovis, a tick-borne disease that annually kills millions of cattle worldwide.
WSU News


Cannabis use blunts stress reactivity in female rats
Female rats that inhaled vaporized cannabis daily for a month developed a blunted physiological response to stress, according to a new study by Washington State University researchers.
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‘I can’t lose him, not yet’
At first, Mocha stopped eating. Then, his owner Sheila Evans realized he couldn’t see his food and he started to drag the paws on his left side.
College of Veterinary Medicine


WSU veterinarians make list of top five pet gifts
Veterinarians at Washington State University’s Veterinary Teaching Hospital have compiled a list of the top five gifts to improve pet health this holiday season.
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WSU begins study examining human cancer treatment in dogs
Washington State University veterinarians are investigating whether a drug used to treat breast cancer in humans could be used to treat one of the most common forms of cancer in dogs.
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From five hooves to four
Following a rare surgery last week at Washington State University’s Veterinary Teaching Hospital, equine veterinarians are hopeful the 6-month-old horse will have a better chance at a life free of complications without its extra digit.
WSUNews


Two WSU faculty named AAAS Fellows
Anthony Nicola, the Engle Distinguished Professor of Infectious Diseases in the Department of Veterinary Microbiology and Pathology, was recognized as a AAAS Fellow.
WSU Insider


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.
College of Veterinary Medicine


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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A leg for a longer, quality life
Sometimes three legs are better than four. Take it from The Hulk, a 25-year-old, 5-inch long Russian tortoise that in many cases, can fit right in your hands.
College of Veterinary Medicine


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.
College of Veterinary Medicine


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.
WSU News


Cannabis innovation scholarship awarded to WSU biochemistry student
Every time cannabis is consumed more than a hundred cannabinoids interact with the human body.
College of Veterinary Medicine


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.
WSU News