WSU Researchers Find Way to Make Cancer Cells More Mortal
SPOKANE, Wash.â€”Washington State University researchers have discovered a way to help cancer cells age and die, creating a promising avenue for slowing and even stopping the growth of tumors.
Key To Human Heart Disease Could Lie With Hibernating Grizzly Bears
PULLMAN, Wash. - Washington State University's Bear Center is currently looking at hibernation and how a bear can survive with a very low heart rate for an extended period of time. "Humans or other animals could not do what the bears do in hibernation without developing heart failure," said Dr. Lynne Nelson, associate professor of Cardiology. Watch video at http://bit.ly/aaAmFT.
WSU Launches Pilot Research into Parkinson’s Medication Management
SPOKANE – A pharmacy professor at Washington State University plans to spend fall semester working with and studying a select group of Parkinson’s Disease patients, thanks to a national fellowship award.
WSU Researchers Find Mothers of Children with Autism Pay Price in Workplace
VANCOUVER, Wash.-- Mothers of children with autism see their careers disproportionally affected as they confront greater demands on their time, inflexible workplaces and increased medical costs, according to a new study by researchers at Washington State University Vancouver.
Eddy Awarded Fulbright to Teach Nursing in the Middle East
VANCOUVER, Wash. -- Linda Eddy, associate professor of nursing at Washington State University Vancouver, has been awarded a Fulbright Scholar grant to lecture at Birzeit University in Palestine. Eddy's is WSU Vancouver's fourth Fulbright award for fall 2010.
PULLMAN - A new study led by WSU food scientists Boon Chew and Jean Soon Park indicates that daily dietary supplements of astaxanthin, the pigment that gives salmon its pink color, may boost the immune response and protect from DNA damage in healthy young women.
PULLMAN, Wash.—Washington State University announced today that it has received a US$100,000 Grand Challenges Explorations grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The grant will support an innovative global health research project conducted by Michael Skinner, professor in the School of Molecular Biosciences, titled “Long Lasting Contraceptive Pill Development.”
PULLMAN, Wash. -- While factors such as genetics and physical activity contribute to childhood obesity, parenting practices may have the largest impact on a child's eating behavior. Thomas Power, chair of the Department of Human Development at Washington State University, said parents directly influence their child’s eating habits.
PULLMAN, Wash.—Washington State University researchers Maureen Schmitter-Edgecombe, professor of psychology, and Diane Cook, professor and Huie-Rogers Chair of electrical engineering and computer science, received more than $1.2 million in grant funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for their interdisciplinary research using smart adaptive technology.