Stories tagged: research
Mon., Oct. 7, 2019, 6 a.m.
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, 6:30 p.m.
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, 5 a.m.
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, 7:42 p.m.
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, 12:22 p.m.
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, 5 a.m.
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, 10:43 p.m.
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, 8:05 p.m.
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, 5 a.m.
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, 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.