Stories tagged: research
Thu., March 7, 2019, 5 a.m.
For two years, a group of world-class scientists pitched their idea for a hot new biotech company to investors: a start-up focused on a promising therapy for preeclampsia, a serious …
Fri., Feb. 8, 2019, 4:47 p.m.
One possible explanation for this, said the study’s authors, was that fathers reported playing more with their children, and they suggested that all parents might benefit from more play.
Fri., Jan. 25, 2019, 5:29 p.m.
President Donald Trump has donated his salary from the third-quarter of 2018 to the federal agency that researches alcoholism and alcohol-related problems.
Fri., Jan. 4, 2019, 5:30 a.m.
Research from Washington State University is contributing to new findings about the possible effects of cannabis on our brains.
UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 3, 2018, 7:05 p.m.
Oils from garlic and other common herbs and medicinal plants are showing promise in the lab for treating the bacteria that causes Lyme disease, and may prove especially useful in …
Wed., Oct. 24, 2018, 3:55 p.m.
For nearly 85 years, crocodile experts knew of just three species in Africa – the dwarf, Nile and slender-snouted. And now, while studying the endangered slender-snouted variety, lead researcher Shirley …
UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 10, 2018, 9:27 p.m.
Snopes, the country’s most popular hoax-debunking site, is run by its founder out of a 97-year-old house in Tacoma. And is it ever busy, with 47 of its “Hot 50” …
Thu., Oct. 4, 2018, 12:30 p.m.
A University of Washington researcher has been named a winner of this year’s John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation fellowships.
UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 29, 2018, 6:18 p.m.
Mountain fires can spark the growth of new vegetation that, for several years, can provide as much nutrition to elk as irrigated agricultural fields.
UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 20, 2018, 12:55 p.m.
The Bezos Family Foundation’s donation amounts to a nearly 13 percent boost in the College of Education’s total donations and offers a lasting opportunity to influence the school’s research and …
Wed., Sept. 19, 2018, 11:14 a.m.
Idaho’s public universities will split a $20 million National Science Foundation grant aimed at better understanding how keystone organisms adapt to changing environmental conditions.
UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 18, 2018, 6:15 p.m.
In a rare move, the U.S. government has approved the importation of marijuana extracts from Canada for a clinical trial, highlighting a new avenue for American researchers who have long …
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 22, 2018, 11:03 a.m.
Wally Lindblad is frustrated with the care he gets in assisted living. So he’s giving $1 million to WSU.
Waldron (Wally) Lindblad has a button strapped around his wrist that he presses when he needs help. Sitting in his recliner in his apartment at an assisted living facility in …
Sun., July 29, 2018, 11 a.m.
Tony Lee, who had been SEL’s chief manufacturing officer, is now chief research and development officer, according to a news release from SEL.
UPDATED: Wed., July 25, 2018, 11:59 a.m.
Tropical lizards have a stick-to-itiveness in high wind that puts TV weather reporters to shame. Now we know why, thanks in part to a high-powered leaf blower.
Tue., July 10, 2018, 4:02 p.m.
What if you could compose music to understand how salmon migrate through rivers? A team of researchers from the University of Idaho and Eastern Washington University have found a way …
Sun., July 1, 2018, 12:38 p.m.
The question of where Mid-Columbia monarch butterflies migrate in the West isn’t a question anymore, thanks to a Prosser researcher.
Sun., June 24, 2018, 6 a.m.
One of the most promising advancements in pulse research is the development of autumn-sown peas, which are planted before the year’s first snowfall and can produce drastically greater yields than …
Sun., June 24, 2018, 6 a.m.
Pulses such as peas, lentils and chickpeas are a staple of the Indian diet, found in flavorful dishes such as daal and chana masala. “Traditionally, India was our largest overseas …
UPDATED: Sun., June 17, 2018, 8:26 p.m.
Bathing in their own secretions: Lime-green spittlebugs are popular on the Palouse this time of year
Tiny lime-green insects with red eyes, called spittlebugs, or “frog hoppers,” are all over the Palouse this spring, relaxing on plants in their own bubble secretions.
UPDATED: Tue., June 12, 2018, 11:49 a.m.
Based on research by WSU and UI, amount of magma under the Yellowstone caldera may be as much as double as what scientists previously thought.
Mon., June 11, 2018, 9:20 a.m.
The U.S. Department of Energy has awarded a $750,000 grant to University of Idaho researcher studying biofuels.
Mon., June 4, 2018, 2:58 p.m.
Countless breast cancer patients in the future will be spared millions of dollars of chemotherapy thanks in part to something that millions of Americans did that cost them just pennies: …
Sun., June 3, 2018, 1:05 p.m.
Mackenzie Andrews, who is about to graduate from the University of Washington, began a quest to understand her father and why her family fell apart after his arrest.
UPDATED: Mon., May 28, 2018, 1:06 p.m.
Mount Baker and the surrounding North Cascades are known for their white-capped peaks and blue-toned glaciers, but there’s a lesser-known hue also found in the high-elevation snow. Algae can cast …
UPDATED: Tue., May 15, 2018, 5:56 p.m.
Researchers using digital technology deciphered the writing on two pages of Anne Frank’s diary that she had covered over with brown masking paper, discovering four risque jokes and a candid …
UPDATED: Tue., May 15, 2018, 9:55 p.m.
A leading wolf researcher has agreed to leave Washington State University at the end of the spring term in return for $300,000 to settle a suit he brought over infringement …
Thu., May 10, 2018, 5:19 p.m.
Italian researchers on Thursday unveiled a new robotic hand they say allows users to grip objects more naturally and featuring a design that will lower the price significantly.
UPDATED: Tue., May 8, 2018, 4:32 p.m.
Uber Technologies announced a partnership to study urban manned aircraft in conjunction with the U.S. space agency NASA, following a partnership last year that focused on unmanned drones. As part …
UPDATED: Tue., April 10, 2018, 9:22 p.m.
People with even a single concussion are more likely to develop dementia than people with no history of brain injuries, according to a University of Washington study