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Academic groups seek easier approval path for gene-edited food animals
When geneticists modify a food-producing animal, the changes are typically regulated as drugs.
School of Molecular Biosciences graduate student receives prestigious fellowship
Cody Lauritsen will be among first to work in $1.25B National Bio and Agro-defense Facility.
Newly discovered gene sheds light on DNA repair
Scientists identify gene critical to important cell repair processes.
WSU veterinary college consistently an NIH top-funded school
The WSU College of Veterinary Medicine ranked No. 6 among veterinary colleges nationally for National Institutes of Health research funding last year.
Protein may be key to blocking a nauseating bacterium
WSU researchers have discovered a protein that could be key to blocking the most common bacterial cause of human food poisoning in the United States.
WSU students land awards at multicultural STEM conference
Two Washington State University seniors received awards for their undergraduate research presentations at the annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS) on Nov. 13.
UV light may be a greater risk for melanoma than suspected
Studies conducted in yeast show that exposure to ultraviolet light (UV) induces new types of DNA damage that may cause the deadliest form of skin cancer, malignant melanoma.
WSU lands NIH grant for biomedical, engineering undergraduate MIRA program
A new five-year National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant for more than $700,000 will fund a “motivating innovation and research achievement” (MIRA) program for Washington State University underrepresented student researchers in biomedical science and engineering fields, said the three faculty members serving as co-principal investigators.
‘A modern approach to selective breeding’
Wondering why WSU’s research into gene-edited livestock is so innovative?
An interview with Dr Michael Griswold
Dr Michael D. Griswold is the regents’ professor and director of the School of Molecular Biosciences at Washington State University (WSU).
Genetic Factor Discovery Enables Adult Skin to Regenerate Like a Newborn Baby’s
A newly identified genetic factor allows adult skin to repair itself like the skin of a newborn babe. The discovery by Washington State University researchers has implications for better skin wound treatment as well as preventing some of the aging process in skin.
When Kathryn Sutherland ('19 Microbiology) was growing up her father was in the U.S. Air Force and they moved so frequently, she was never able to own pets.
Less than two years after Lauren Breymeyer (‘19) graduated from Washington State University’s School of Molecular Biosciences, she’s now one of the frontline heroes combating the deadly pandemic.