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.
Spokesman Review


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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Superbugs
While death by “superbugs” is still fairly rare, the World Health Organization warns that, if bacteria keep evolving drug resistance at the rate they have been, such bugs will globally cause 10 million deaths per year by 2050.
Washington State Magazine


WSU loses friend and donor, Paul Allen
Those who knew Paul G. Allen at Washington State University were taken with both shock and sadness when they learned of his death today.
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$2.2 million gift creates School of Molecular Biosciences graduate fellowships
A $2.2 million gift from the estate of Bernadine and James Seabrandt will create the Bernadine Fulfs Seabrandt Graduate Fellowship in Molecular Biosciences at Washington State University’s School of Molecular Biosciences.
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10 Years: WSU’s Global Animal Health pursues ‘One World. One Health.’
When people have adequate sanitation and clean water, and the animals they raise for food are free from disease, those people not only are healthier, but they have improved opportunities in life through higher income, better education and overall well-being. That is One Health.
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Researchers named to Washington State Academy of Sciences
Four Washington State University faculty have been elected to the Washington State Academy of Sciences and two others were chosen to serve on the academy’s leadership board in 2018.
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Researchers map DNA damage links to onset of skin cancer
A critical link in mapping recurrent mutations of melanoma — the most serious form of skin cancer in humans — has been discovered by researchers at Washington State University School of Molecular Biosciences, in collaboration with researchers at Georgia State University.
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WSU researchers find critical link for melanoma, most deadly skin cancer
A critical step in understanding melanoma — the deadliest form of skin cancer — has been taken by researchers at Washington State University's School of Molecular Biosciences.
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WSU researchers establish new tool to study Cryptosporidium in healthy tissues
Washington State University researchers have developed a new approach for studying Cryptosporidium, a waterborne gastrointestinal parasite now recognized as one of the leading causes of potentially life-threatening diarrheal disease in young children worldwide.
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WSU College of Veterinary Medicine hires elk hoof disease research leader
Margaret Wild, since 2000 the chief wildlife veterinarian for the National Park Service, has been selected to lead Washington’s elk hoof disease research efforts.
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WSU, Veterinary Clinics Working to End Rabies
Every time a dog comes in for a rabies vaccination at the Lien Animal Clinic in West Seattle, the clinic donates $1 to the WSU Canine Rabies Vaccination Program to help end rabies around the globe.
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WSU rabies vaccination teams reach one million dogs
Working with African, international and local partnerships, Washington State University’s Paul G. Allen School for Global Animal Health is developing the strategies for the elimination of rabies.
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