Stories tagged: research
UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 22, 2020
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
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 …
Sun., Feb. 2, 2020
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
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 …
Tue., Nov. 19, 2019
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.
Sun., Nov. 10, 2019
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
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 …
Mon., Oct. 7, 2019
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.
Wed., Sept. 4, 2019
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 …
Tue., July 30, 2019
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
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, …
Fri., July 12, 2019
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.
Sat., June 8, 2019
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
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
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 …
Fri., April 26, 2019
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.
Thu., March 7, 2019
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
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
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
Research from Washington State University is contributing to new findings about the possible effects of cannabis on our brains.
UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 3, 2018
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 …
Sun., July 29, 2018
Tony Lee, who had been SEL’s chief manufacturing officer, is now chief research and development officer, according to a news release from SEL.