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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Understanding immunity to improve health
Just a few short hours after illness-causing bacteria enter the human body, a sophisticated defense system goes to work. The immune system quickly recognizes the foreign invaders and sends a well-orchestrated, frontline defense.
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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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