WSU gets first elk calf for hoof disease research
Elk S19, otherwise known as Salix, is the first elk calf acquired by Washington State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine for its Elk Hoof Disease Research Program.
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WSU’s One Health approach is a two‑for‑one stop for health care in Tanzania
Promoting healthcare strategies that target both human and animal populations at the same time can save money, participant time and result in a two-for-one stop for health care services.
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WSU study shows insulin can increase mosquitoes’ immunity to West Nile virus
A discovery by a Washington State University-led research team has the potential to inhibit the spread of West Nile virus as well as Zika and dengue viruses.
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Where science takes you
When Washington State University doctoral student Kaitlin Witherell was a child, she frequently went to work with her scientist mother.
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WSU pilot study to address antibiotic resistance in children
Nearly 1,000 stool samples from halfway around the world may show how to reduce the risk of antibiotic resistance in developing countries. Researchers at Washington State University’s Paul G. Allen School for Global Animal Health will analyze the samples from Bangladesh for antibiotic-resistant bacteria and antibiotic-resistant genes.
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Mass vaccination of dogs set to eliminate rabies
A global initiative that seeks to eliminate the rabies virus - Rabies Free Africa - is set to vaccinate two million dogs in East Africa.
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Grizzlies show remarkable gene control before and during hibernation
Being a human couch potato can greatly increase fat accumulation, hasten the onset of Type II diabetes symptoms, result in detrimental blood chemistry and cardiovascular changes, and eventually, bring about one’s death.
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WSU researchers grow citrus disease bacteria in the lab
Washington State University researchers have for the first time grown the bacteria in a laboratory that causes Citrus Greening Disease, considered the world’s most harmful citrus disease. Being able to grow the elusive and poorly understood bacterium, Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus (CLas), will make it easier for researchers to find treatments for the disease that has destroyed millions of acres of orange, grapefruit and lemon groves around the world and has devastated the citrus industry in Florida. The researchers, including Phuc Ha, postdoctoral research associate, Haluk Beyenal, Paul Hohenschuh Professor in the Gene and Linda Voiland School of Chemical Engineering and Bioengineering, David Gang and Ruifeng He, from WSU’s Institute of Biological Chemistry, Anders Omsland, from the Paul G. Allen School for Global Animal Health, and researchers from the University of Florida and University of Arizona, report on their work in the journal, Biofilm.
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WSU expands Protein Biotechnology Program through new $2.3 million NIH grant
The National Institute of General Medical Sciences at the National Institutes of Health has awarded Washington State University NIH Protein Biotechnology Training Program $2.3 million over the next five years to support training of Ph.D. graduate students.
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Where have all the frogs gone?
It happened again that morning. During their rounds, zookeepers found another tank of dead blue poison dart frogs. The tiny azure amphibians, native to South American rainforests, had been enjoying a successful breeding program at the Smithsonian National Zoo. Now, inexplicably, they were dying from a mysterious skin disease and the cause remained elusive.
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Rare Corpse Flower To Release Its Foul Stench At WSU Vancouver
With the name corpse flower, this rare, tropical plant set to bloom at Washington State University Vancouver has quite the reputation to live up to. “People describe the smell as a mix of rotten fish and dirty socks,” said Steve Sylvester, associate professor of molecular biosciences at the Salmon Creek, Washington, campus.
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WSU discovery could aid in battle of debilitative and deadly inflammation
Most, if not all, infections and diseases in animals and people are met with some level of the body’s own inflammatory response. Sometimes this inflammatory response crosses a line from being protective and useful to becoming debilitative or even deadly.
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As cases of elk hoof disease spread, WSU veterinarians leading research efforts
As elk hoof disease cases continue to spread, now crossing the Cascades with a case being found recently in Eastern Washington and Western Idaho, veterinarians at Washington State University's College of Veterinary Medicine are gearing up for additional extensive research efforts.
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WSU veterinarians team up with MD to save corgi puppy in what may have been a veterinary first
Jingle the corgi puppy has had a rough go of his very short life. "Seeing how bad his shunt was, it did kind of hit us," said Dr. Jillian Haines, a veterinarian at Washington State University's College of Veterinary Medicine, "we were all a little sick to our stomach at the idea."
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Elk Hoof disease continues spread in Washington
Four elk with elk hoof disease were detected in recent months in northwest Washington in areas where the disease had previously not been detected.
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Elk hoof disease confirmed in Washington’s Blue Mountains
A mysterious and crippling disease has made its way to Washington’s Blue Mountains. On Jan. 17 a hunter shot a cow elk in the Pikes Peak area of the Blue Mountains in Walla Walla County. The hunter noticed that the hooves of the animal were deformed. So he submitted the hooves to the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife.
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Teaching science students visual literacy life skills
Students who study molecular biosciences can’t actually see what they are learning. “We can never see with our eyes the things we study,” says Erika Offerdahl, a biochemist and associate professor in the WSU School of Molecular Biosciences. “It is hard to directly see beyond the subcellular level, so as students we learn through representation.”
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Stage III simulation receives commercialization license from WSU
WholeLogic, Inc., a startup company, has received a license for Stage III simulation technology developed by Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine associate professor RD Keegan, allowing the technology to become commercialized for use in veterinary education.
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New joint commitment of GAVI and WSU to eliminate human suffering due to rabies
Expanding on the World Health Organization’s (WHO) commitment to end human rabies deaths by 2030, the Global Alliance Vaccine Initiative (GAVI) is expanding access to human rabies vaccines for post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) to provide equitable access to human rabies prevention following a suspected dog bite
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