Why 'BPA Free' May Not Mean a Plastic Product Is Safe
The study started as an accident. Geneticist Patricia Hunt of Washington State University and her team were investigating the reproductive effects of BPA in mice. Housed in BPA-free plastic cages, the test group got doses of BPA through a dropper; the control group didn't.
Is BPA-Free Plastic Better? Researchers Don’t Think So
Researchers have discovered that some alternative materials designed to be an alternative to bisphenol A (BPA) could be leaching from plastic into foods, drinks, and other items contained in plastics.
WSU Professional Science Master’s Degree
Are you looking for an online graduate degree that combines science and workplace skills? Consider a PSM-Molecular Biosciences degree!
$2.2 million gift creates School of Molecular Biosciences graduate fellowships
A $2.2 million gift from the estate of Bernadine and James Seabrandt will create the Bernadine Fulfs Seabrandt Graduate Fellowship in Molecular Biosciences at Washington State University’s School of Molecular Biosciences.
President, provost host Veterinary Medicine town hall
The Town Halls 2018 series continues Monday, Oct. 1, with a session for faculty, staff and students from the College of Veterinary Medicine.
BPA alternatives are also harmful, researcher says.
WSU researchers have found that alternatives to the chemical bisphenol A, commonly known as BPA, are causing genetic abnormalities in mice.
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WSU researchers say BPA alternatives used in plastics may pose health risks
Twenty years ago, a Washington State University researcher discovered genetic abnormalities in laboratory mice after they were accidentally exposed to the chemical bisphenol A, known as BPA, commonly found in plastic products.
WSU researchers see new plastics causing reproductive woes of old plastics
Washington State University researchers have found that plastic products meant to replace the chemical bisphenol A, or BPA, are also causing genetic abnormalities in mice.
SMB Staff Honored by College of Veterinary Medicine
Two SMB staff members were honored for excellence during the 2018 annual College of Veterinary Medicine picnic.
Better understanding melanoma, WSU cancer researchers hone in on UV damage mutation sites
Washington State University Molecular Bioscience researchers have developed a way to identify where in the human genome ultra-violet damage or damage from sunlight concentrates to cause melanoma.
Researchers named to Washington State Academy of Sciences
Four Washington State University faculty have been elected to the Washington State Academy of Sciences and two others were chosen to serve on the academy’s leadership board in 2018.
STING: From Mammals to Insects
STING is a key mediator of mammalian innate immunity in response to pathogens. In this issue of Cell Host & Microbe and the June 19th issue of Cell Reports, Liu et al. (2018) and Martin et al. (2018) reveal that Drosophila STING is required for antiviral and antibacterial defenses, respectively.
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