Stories tagged: research
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 16, 2017, 4:46 p.m.
Is it really Lyme? Researchers developing a new test to tell
Diagnosing if a tick bite caused Lyme or another disease can be difficult but scientists are developing a new way to do it early – using a “signature” of molecules …
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 9, 2017, 10:35 p.m.
UI to request construction, research funding from ed board
The University of Idaho will request an additional $4 million in its permanent building fund for fiscal year 2019 at the Idaho State Board of Education’s monthly meeting Thursday so …
Mon., May 22, 2017, 3:43 p.m.
Boise State awarded $1.7 million to research climate change, birds
Boise State University researchers have been awarded a $1.7 million U.S. Department of Defense grant to monitor the effects of climate change on bird migration.
UPDATED: Thu., April 27, 2017, 7:19 a.m.
Neanderthals in California? Maybe so, provocative study says
A startling new report asserts that the first known Americans arrived much, much earlier than scientists thought – more than 100,000 years ago – and maybe they were Neanderthals.
UPDATED: Tue., April 18, 2017, 10:38 p.m.
WSU Spokane researchers share Trump budget concerns with Sen. Patty Murray
In a fourth-floor lab at Washington State University’s College of Pharmacy in Spokane, a group of six young women from at least three countries peer into genes and analyze tobacco …
Mon., April 17, 2017, 4:18 p.m.
Introverts tend to be better CEOs – and other surprising traits of top executives
The image most people have of a straight-from-central-casting CEO is usually something like the following: An extroverted, charismatic, confident executive who climbed a mistake-free ladder to the top with a …
UPDATED: Wed., April 5, 2017, 1:26 a.m.
WSU, EWU students get support for innovative research
Students from Eastern Washington’s two public universities are scoring recognition – and funding – for research on a wide range of topics.
UPDATED: Fri., March 31, 2017, 3:56 p.m.
Pink mold plagues Washington wheat fields, surprising farmers and a WSU expert
As snow melted away in the first glimmers of spring sunshine, wheat farmers in southeastern Washington were surprised to find their crops damaged by an unusual culprit: pink snow mold.
Mon., March 13, 2017, 2:07 p.m.
Tiny fruit flies offer a few clues to sleep-related Alzheimer’s mysteries
Scientists have known that Alzheimer’s patients commonly experience disturbed sleep. WSU’s Jason Gerstner published a study this past summer in the Journal of Neuroscience Research that looked at the interaction …
UPDATED: Fri., March 3, 2017, 12:23 p.m.
WSU study: Alcoholics drink less with the promise of small rewards
What’s the cheapest way to get an alcoholic to drink less? According to a new WSU study, giving them small rewards might do the trick.
Wed., Jan. 25, 2017
How will Trump’s policies affect the Spokane and Coeur d’Alene region?
Presidents usually use their first 100 days to highlight promises they made in the campaign and emphasize progress on their agenda. Donald Trump is no exception, becoming the first president …
Mon., Jan. 2, 2017, 5:11 p.m.
Researchers identify proteins in Zika linked to birth defects
Scientists have identified seven proteins within the deadly Zika virus that could be to blame for the birth defects linked to the pathogen.
Mon., Sept. 26, 2016, 7 p.m.
Sanctuaries across U.S. prepare for influx of lab chimpanzees
Sanctuaries around the country are preparing for an influx of retired private lab chimps like Foxie now that the federal government has stopped backing experiments on humankind’s closest relatives. Their …
Thu., Sept. 1, 2016, 10:29 a.m.
Oregon location eliminated in search for geothermal lab site
A site near Oregon’s Newberry Volcano is no longer in the running for a federal enhanced geothermal research laboratory.
Mon., Aug. 15, 2016
Studies shine light on mysterious placenta, how it goes awry
Scientists carefully probe a placenta donated after birth, bluish umbilical cord still attached. This is the body’s most mysterious organ, and inside lie clues about how it gives life – …
Tue., Aug. 2, 2016, 1:33 p.m.
University of Idaho eyes partnering with Peru potato center
University of Idaho officials are negotiating a deal with the International Potato Center in Peru in hopes of getting access to the center’s vast potato gene bank.
Fri., June 3, 2016, 5:06 p.m.
Problems at WSU bear center prompt backlash from animal rights group
At least 15 grizzly bears have died in the past six years at a Washington State University research facility, according to a trove of recently released public records.
Wed., May 11, 2016, 5 p.m.
Genealogical society pieces together history of Georgetown University slaves
A team of volunteers toils each week at the downtown Spokane Public Library, trying to fill in the fates of a slave family sold from Maryland in 1838 to fund …
Mon., March 14, 2016, 7 p.m.
From pets to people? UC Davis vets’ stem cell work gives humans hope
DAVIS, Calif. – Morris has no teeth, the result of a drastic cure for a painful, chronic condition that makes the 8-year-old cat’s mouth sore and painfully inflamed. It’s a …
Fri., March 4, 2016, 3 p.m.
WSU professor accused of fraud collected about 30 federal research grants
A WSU professor had landed about 30 federal research grants; investigators believe he, his brother and sister-in-law spent a chunk of that money on themselves.
Wed., Jan. 13, 2016, 7:08 p.m.
University seeks retraction, says researcher’s study data is a bunch of bull
A researcher exploring ways to convert cow poop into electrical power faked data and claimed his laboratory notebook blew into a manure pit, according to a Washington State University investigation.
Sun., Nov. 8, 2015
WSU research could lead to a simple test to diagnose autism
A study conducted by a Washington State University professor earlier this year bolsters a growing body of research that suggests the pupils of children with autism constrict more slowly when …
Wed., July 15, 2015
GU researchers’ antenna eases wireless network traffic jam
Dropped calls, unsent texts and badly buffered cat videos are no fun. But there’s a more serious side to overburdened wireless networks. They can wreak havoc during crises.
Tue., March 17, 2015
Aerobic exercise fights breast tumors, study in mice suggests
Aerobic exercise is no friend to breast tumors, says a new study that suggests that regular physical activity may be a “novel adjuvant treatment” for women with breast cancer. New …
Mon., Dec. 22, 2014
Smart Home Project records movement, behavior
If anyone ever noticed, which is unlikely, it appears that Linda Moulder and Jerry White have smoke detectors in every room and a few other peculiar places – inside the …
Sun., Nov. 23, 2014
Field reports: Bald eagles slow to show at Lake Coeur d’Alene
BIRDS – The annual winter congregation of bald eagles at Lake Coeur d’Alene had not yet started as biologists surveyed the north end of the lake on Wednesday. For decades, …
Fri., Sept. 5, 2014
WSU study finds gender gap in effects of pot
Call it the marijuana gap. Men and women may respond differently to the effects of pot’s active ingredient, THC, according to new research by a Washington State University professor. In …
Sat., April 26, 2014
Shawn Vestal: If you’re not happy and you know it, act like you are
Want to feel a little happier? Maybe you should simply act happier – or at least more outgoing.
Fri., Dec. 6, 2013
WSU College of Pharmacy receives $2 million grant
Spokane has received another boost to its health sciences research efforts – a nearly $2 million grant to Washington State University’s College of Pharmacy to recruit researchers and build out …
Thu., Dec. 5, 2013
WSU Spokane prepares to open pharmaceutical and biomedical sciences building
Researcher David Liu unboxed microscopes, shelved test tubes and beakers, and organized supplies in a university lab where his focus will be on how to target and kill cancer cells. …