Terri the tortoise makes a turnaround
A tortoise believed to be run over by a vehicle could live another 90 years thanks to the care of Washington State University veterinarians.
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Washington State University to begin human testing for COVID-19
Washington State University will start processing hundreds of daily tests on human samples for SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes the disease known as COVID-19.
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Researchers develop software to find drug-resistant bacteria
Washington State University researchers have developed an easy-to-use software program to identify drug-resistant genes in bacteria.
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WSU vets put this cat back on track
A rare brain surgery performed by Washington State University veterinarians is giving one retired Japanese show cat a chance at a longer life, free of diabetes.
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Keeping antimicrobial-resistant bacteria at bay
One of the biggest threats to global health may become far worse in the coming decades for those countries without access to clean water and wastewater infrastructure.
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A compound unlike any other
A compound discovered in the gills of wood-eating clams could be the solution to a group of parasites responsible for some of the world’s most common infections.
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Out Now
Cell biologist Beverley Rabbitts says that in the just over a year she’s been at Washington State University, “I’m 100 percent out to everybody. That’s the great thing about starting a new chapter in my life.”
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Pursuing a pathogen: building on a century of research
In 1908, using just a microscope, veterinarian Sir Arnold Theiler discovered a microorganism inside the gut of ticks that sickens thousands of cows annually.
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Understanding The Connection Between Sleep & Its Effects On The Brain
Washington State University Spokane Professor, James Krueger, works with rats to study sleeping patterns. Chemical structures in the brain teach us lots about how sleep affects our daily habits.
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WSU researchers look to head off COVID-19’s deadly pneumonia
A discovery by a Washington State University researcher may hold the key to preventing the severe, deadly pneumonia seen with COVID-19.
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Cracking the Lyme disease code
The next time a tick feeds on you, Washington State University researchers hope to make sure persistent arthritis caused by Lyme disease doesn’t linger for a lifetime.
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WSU professors create virtual lab on cell development
Hundreds of Biology 107 students have taken part in a virtual laboratory exercise developed by two WSU professors in collaboration with the Allen Institute for Cell Science.
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Jails that don’t change operations due to COVID-19 put all at risk, WSU study finds
WSU researcher has developed a new analytical model to better define the risks COVID-19 poses to incarcerated populations as well as the staff and community who support them.
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Study indicates vaporized cannabis creates drug-seeking behavior
Rats with regular access to cannabis seek more of the substance and tend to show increased drug-seeking behavior when cannabis is absent.
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WSU Veterinary College modifies operations for COVID-19 pandemic
Effective immediately, the Veterinary Teaching Hospital (VTH) has suspended all elective appointments. The hospital remains open and will take urgent and emergency cases only for all species for a minimum of two weeks.
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Saving Chief: WSU vets care for K-9 unit dog shot on duty
Thanks to life-saving efforts by Washington State University veterinarians, one of Moses Lake’s four-legged finest returned home today — just days after suffering a gunshot wound to the head.
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WSU research could help stop herpesvirus before infection
The scientific community may be one step closer to stopping the spread of the herpes virus thanks to new Washington State University research.
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Keck Foundation gives $1 million to WSU researchers studying how sleep affects the brain
Can’t sleep? Can’t think clearly? Feel depressed? It may not be what you think.
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New app rollout easing fight against rabies in Mara Region
Scientists working in Tanzania have developed new internet application that can determine if dog was vaccinated for the rabies virus.
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Antibiotic-resistance in Tanzania is an environmental problem
Antibiotic-resistant bacteria are prevalent in people, wildlife and the water in northeastern Tanzania, but it’s not antibiotic use alone driving resistance. Instead, researchers at Washington State University found transmission of bacteria in the environment is the most important factor.
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