Cow drinking out of a water trough.
Protect livestock and pets during heat wave, WSU experts warn
While different livestock and pet species have specific needs, Extension experts share general suggestions to keep animals safe.
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Grizzlies at the WSU Bear Research, Education and Conservation Center. (Photo by WSU Photo Services)
Leveraging the secrets of hibernation to treat diabetes
Foundational research is incredibly important because there are still so many unanswered questions in the world.
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Dr. Dale Moore in a field with dairy cows.
Dr. Dale Moore recognized for accomplishments
Dr. Moore is the recipient of the 2021 UC Davis Distinguished Alumni Award.
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Passing the baton: Abbott to lead WSU’s Diagnostic Challenges
Once a participant in the fourth Diagnostic Challenges, 26 years later Dr. Jeffrey Abbott will lead the program.
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Screening for hearing loss before it happens
“It’s a collaboration of AI, computer science and hardcore biology.”
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Students in Clinical Simulation Lab
Larry, a Newfoundland, is shown with his owner, Sarah Huston, a licensed veterinary technician at the WSU Veterinary Teaching Hospital. Larry is a regular donor at the veterinary hospital’s blood bank.
Donors like Larry save lives
Larry is the typical Newfoundland dog – big, cuddly, and friendly.
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Leen Kawas and Joe Harding
WSU research behind potential game-changing Alzheimer’s drug
Medicinal chemist Joe Harding was in his lab at Washington State University trying to isolate, purify and clone the protein receptor for the hormone angiotensin II when he noticed something unusual but interesting.
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The NIH Launches a Global Hunt for Animal-to-Human Diseases
It’s a reversal for an administration that’s been loath to prepare for pandemics or cooperate with China, where Covid-19 jumped from wildlife to people.

ILRI cows running
USAID-funded Regional Feed the Future Animal Health Innovation Lab to be based in Nairobi, Kenya
Leading the new regional animal health lab and program will be Washington State University’s Paul G. Allen School for Global Health.

Cattle walking
USAID Feed the Future awards WSU $6 million for Animal Health Innovation Lab
A new $6 million grant from USAID will enable Washington State University’s Paul G. Allen School for Global Animal Health to tackle some of the world’s greatest challenges in agriculture and food security.
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Gene-edited livestock ‘surrogate sires’ successfully made fertile
For the first time, scientists have created pigs, goats and cattle that can serve as viable “surrogate sires,” male animals that produce sperm carrying only the genetic traits of donor animals.
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New WSU research center in Kenya will provide diagnostic testing, vaccines
WSU launched a new Center for Research in Emerging Infectious Diseases in Nairobi, Kenya, which will speed the development of diagnostic testing and vaccines for various diseases in eastern and central Africa.
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Third-year veterinary student Kady Audette poses with her dog Stark, a Nova Scotia duck tolling retriever.
Distinguished Kenyan scientist given Sh1.8bn for research centre
Virology professor Kariuki Njenga will establish the Centre for Research in Emerging Infectious Diseases-East and Central Africa (Creid-Eca).
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WSU White Coat Ceremony goes virtual
The College of Veterinary Medicine’s will move the annual ceremony to a virtual platform for the first time in its history. The event will be streamed on the college's YouTube channel starting at 2:30 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 20.
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Michael Letko is a lab
Bracing for the next pandemic
Inside his laboratory at Washington State University, Michael Letko is determined to give the world a leg up on the next pandemic.
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WSU lab tests human samples for COVID-19
WSU lab is not collecting samples or testing general public; lab expects to process 1,500 samples per day by August
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Bats must be studied more to understand transmission of viruses, researchers say
COVID-19 disease likely came from bats; other coronaviruses could threaten human health, according to a literature review
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