Science Market Update

WSU Researcher Makes Breakthrough In Improving Crop Yields

Posted by Emily Olson on Fri, Oct 21, 2016

Mechthild Tegeder, a professor of Plant Molecular Physiology at Washington State University, has designed a way to dramatically increase the yield and quality of soybeans. Tegeder accomplished this by developing a novel way to double the amount of nitrogen fixed by the plants. The agricultural research study indicates a breakthrough that could help meet society's need to feed an increasing population while also protecting the environment.

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WSU Partners to Offer Genetic Cancer Screenings

Posted by Robert Larkin on Tue, Sep 29, 2015

Washington State University, in collaboration with a genetics testing company in India, is providing cancer patients with comprehensive testing for determining effective prostate and breast cancer treatments.

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Tags: Washington, WSU Pullman, Microbiology, WA, cancer research, WSU, Washington State University, Cancer Treatment, pharmaceutical, 2015, Biomarkers, Genetics, Northwest Region, Pullman, BioResearch Product Faire™

WSU Surpasses $1B funding Goal for FY 2015

Posted by Robert Larkin on Mon, Sep 21, 2015

Washington State University recently announced that it has surpassed its $1 billion fundraising goal, making 2015 its highest funded fiscal year to date.

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Tags: Washington, WA, WSU, Washington State University, 2015, Research Funding, Northwest Region, new grant, Pullman, new endowed faculty, new building expansion, New Life Science Funding, BioResearch Product Faire™, fundraising

WSU Researchers Illuminate new Options For Organics

Posted by Robert Larkin on Mon, Aug 24, 2015

Organic fruits and vegetables are gaining ground in the food industry as a healthy alternative to produce that may have been grown with harmful pesticides and other chemicals. Unfortunately, however, this lack of chemical additives sometimes leaves organic produce susceptible to food-borne pathogens and microbes, which can cause illness in humans.

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Tags: Washington, food science, WA, WSU, Washington State University, 2015, biotech, Northwest Region, Pullman, BioResearch Product Faire™

WSU Researchers receive $1.8M Leg up From NIH

Posted by Robert Larkin on Fri, Aug 14, 2015

Researchers from Washington State University are getting a leg up from the National Institutes of Health to continue their work with artificial hip and knee replacements.

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Tags: Washington, WA, WSU, Nanoscience, Washington State University, 2015, Biomedical Engineering, Biomedical Reearch, Engineering, Research Funding, NIH funding, Northwest Region, Pullman, NIH grants, Nanomaterials, BioResearch Product Faire™

New Research Facility for Grain Studies at WSU Pullman Gets $5M Grant

Posted by Jennifer Nieuwkerk on Fri, Sep 19, 2014

Washington State University, Pullman is home to one of the top plant science research departments in the country. Plant science research is a pressing issue for today’s scientists because it affects how we respond to climate change, helps us grow enough food and protects food from pests and pathogens. It’s exciting for both WSU researchers and interested readers alike, then, that the Washington Grain Commission announced they will give $5 million in life science funding towards a new research facility expansion that will advance grain studies at Washington State University, Pullman.

“When the Washington Grain Commission asked researchers at WSU what they felt the biggest limiting factor for moving their research forward was, they told us they needed more greenhouse space,” said Washington Grain Commission Chairman Steve Claassen. “This will be a huge benefit to Washington grain growers as they will be able to plant improved varieties of wheat and barley and they will be available sooner.”

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WSU Pullman Scientists Shed Light on Two Prominent Health Problems

Posted by Jennifer Nieuwkerk on Wed, Sep 10, 2014

Science researchers at the Washington State University, Pullman have recently been able to link patients' ancestors' exposure to the pesticide methoxychlor with adult onset kidney disease, ovarian disease and obesity in the patient him or herself.

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Tags: 2014, Washington, WA, Washington State University Pullman, WSU, Washington State University, pesticide research, obesity, ovary disease, Health Science, BioResearch Product Faire Event, new funding, Pullman, funding profile, kidney disease

$2.7 Million Given to WSU for Basic Biological Research and Training

Posted by Anita Zhang on Wed, Jul 09, 2014

Washington State University has been awarded two grants respectively from the National Institutes of Health and the National Science Foundation to improve its basic research and training.

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Tags: 2014, WA, Northwest, WSU, Washington State University, BioResearch Product Faire Event, Pullman

$900M in New Funding Raised Through Campaign at WSU Pullman

Posted by Jennifer Nieuwkerk on Fri, Jun 13, 2014

Washington State University, Pullman is nearing its $1 billion goal to raise new funding for research and operations through The Campaign for Washington State University. So far, the campaign has raised $900 million.

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Tags: 2014, WA, Northwest, WSU, Washington State University, BioResearch Product Faire Event, new Building, new funding, Pullman

WSU Anthropologist Discovered Clues to First Americans

Posted by Anita Zhang on Tue, Jun 10, 2014

Washington State University molecular anthropologist Brian Kemp used genetic method to address classic questions about the entrance of humans into the Americas. Professor Kemp studied genetic information that extracted from the tooth of an adolescent girl, Naia, who fell into a sinkhole in the Yucatan 12,000 to 13,000 years ago. His discovery will help resolve a longstanding debate about the origins of the first inhabitants of the Americas and the possible connection between the first people and modern Native Americans.

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Tags: 2014, WA, WSU, Washington State University, BioResearch Product Faire Event, Pullman

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