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UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 22, 2020

By decoding the coronavirus genome, scientists seek the upper hand against COVID-19

Those nucleotides conceal secrets of the virus’ past, including its origins, its passage among families and its journey to distant ports. They signal how long it has been at large …


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 15, 2020

Genetic researchers aim at building better trust with indigenous groups

But many genome scientists believe that health care can be improved with the use of genetic information and are concerned that if indigenous communities do not participate, they will be …


Coronavirus vaccine research is moving at record speed

To scientists, the work to create a vaccine against the new coronavirus is advancing with a speed they could barely have imagined a decade ago. At the same time, it’s …


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 4, 2019

WSU study links cannabis businesses to poorer neighborhoods, as local laws limit locations

A study found that marijuana businesses are more likely to locate in economically depressed areas. That’s not surprising to some lawmakers and members of the industry, who see local laws …


New grant looking at possible CBD health benefits

In July, the School of Medicine at the University of California, Riverside, received its first cannabis grant to investigate the impact of long-term cannabis exposure on metabolic diseases.


WSU partners with California company in hopes of receiving marijuana for research

Federal restrictions currently limit production of the drug for clinical use to one farm on the University of Mississippi’s campus. Biopharmaceutical Research Co., based outside of Monterey, is hoping to …


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 23, 2019

Pulitzer finalist to discuss how technology is ‘geared toward keeping us distracted’

Nearly a decade ago, Nicholas Carr published “The Shallows: What the Internet is Doing to Our Brains,” which offered a deep look at how digital technology impacts the brain. The …


Broken Yellowstone wolf teeth reveal theory about ice age extinctions

This may be a tale that only dentists can appreciate, but the teeth of dead Yellowstone wolves are helping scientists understand the life of predators more than 11,000 years ago.


Supplements are big business, but study shows little impact to heart health, longevity

Billions are spent each year on vitamins in the U.S., but a massive new analysis again questions the benefit of most supplements to improve heart health or lengthen life. Johns …


WSU College of Medicine eyes more instruction on medical cannabis as study suggests doctors reluctant to talk about it

The Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine is looking to incorporate some instruction on the research into the potential medicinal uses of marijuana into their curriculum for the first time …


UPDATED: Tue., July 23, 2019

Data collection program comes to Spokane as part of effort to boost medical research

A National Institutes of Health program is collecting medical data in Spokane this week as part of a nationwide effort to gather information that will fuel research and promote individualized, …


Hungary’s president OK’s govt takeover of research

Hungary’s president has signed a bill paving the way for the government to take control of academic research, a move that researchers see as a threat to scholarly freedom.


Spokane fetal tissue researcher: Trump ban not crafted carefully

The Trump administration ended fetal tissue research for government scientists on Wednesday. This move doesn’t have anything to do with reducing abortions, but only serves to punish those who research …


UPDATED: Mon., June 3, 2019

Beyond the high: WSU researcher identifies chemicals in marijuana

A Washington State University researcher and a Spokane budtender have at least one thing in common: They want more cannabis research.


UPDATED: Tue., May 21, 2019

WSU researchers team with Puyallup tribe on medicinal cannabis research

The partnership is intended to provide data that will help develop drug treatment plans for those seeking to manage pain and other disorders. The Puyallup Tribe of Indians recently opened …


Thanks a lot, Grandma: Negative effects of Roundup chemical doesn’t surface for generations, WSU researcher says

Much of the food we eat today may impact our great-grandchildren, a prominent WSU researcher said. Bayer, the company that owns the chemical in question, is fighting that assertion.


Long overlooked by science, pregnancy is finally getting attention it deserves

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 …


Dads are happier than moms. Science wants to know why.

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.


Trump donates $100,000 from salary to alcoholism research

President Donald Trump has donated his salary from the third-quarter of 2018 to the federal agency that researches alcoholism and alcohol-related problems.


WSU cannabis research shared at science confab

Research from Washington State University is contributing to new findings about the possible effects of cannabis on our brains.


UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 3, 2018

Garlic holds promise in treating lingering Lyme disease, research finds

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 …


Researchers discover new crocodile species

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

Lies, lies and more lies. Out of an old Tacoma house, fact-checking site Snopes uncovers them.

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” …


UW researcher awarded MacArthur grant for transgender youth study

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

Fires produce elk food as nutritious as alfalfa, Bitterroot Valley study shows

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

Bezos family gives $3 million for UW early learning research

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 …


$20 million granted for ecosystem studies

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

Tilray first Canadian company to import medical pot to U.S.

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

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 …


Lee takes on research, development duties at SEL

Tony Lee, who had been SEL’s chief manufacturing officer, is now chief research and development officer, according to a news release from SEL.