Stories tagged: research
UPDATED: Wed., April 5, 2017, 1:26 a.m.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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 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.
A site near Oregon’s Newberry Volcano is no longer in the running for a federal enhanced geothermal research laboratory.
Mon., Aug. 15, 2016
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
Want to feel a little happier? Maybe you should simply act happier – or at least more outgoing.
Fri., Dec. 6, 2013
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
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. …
Sun., Nov. 17, 2013
An accidental discovery at a Washington State University research lab could have large implications for how we store digital information in the future. WSU doctoral student Marianne Tarun and other …
Wed., Oct. 30, 2013
A pair of grants awarded to Washington State University’s College of Nursing brings more than $2 million in research funds. Aging and Long Term Care of Eastern Washington and the …
Sun., Sept. 15, 2013
Washington State University has been picked as a co-leader for the nation’s new center of excellence for jet biofuel research, Sen. Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., announced Friday morning at WSU Tri-Cities. …
Fri., Aug. 30, 2013, 9:04 a.m.
PROSSER, Wash. — A Washington State University researcher has received a grant allowing him to develop an apple-picking robot.
Sat., July 27, 2013
Washington State University Spokane’s goal for the College of Pharmacy is to bring at least $15 million in research grants and awards by the year 2020. The credentials of four …
Fri., June 7, 2013, 11:31 a.m.
Washington State University researchers are creating a sperm bank for honey bees.