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Inflammation-fighting protein could improve treatment of rheumatoid arthritis

New research led by scientists at Washington State University has found that a protein known as GBP5 appears to play a key role in suppressing inflammation in rheumatoid arthritis, a potentially debilitating disease in which the immune system mistakenly attacks the body’s own joint tissues.
Research offers insights on how night shift work increases cancer risk

New clues as to why night shift workers are at increased risk of developing certain types of cancer are presented in a new study conducted at Washington State University Health Sciences Spokane.
New treatment for baking with raspberries


Raspberry muffins are in our future.

Washington State University scientists have figured out a way to treat raspberries before they’re frozen so that they maintain their structure when thawed.
Student-led civility campaign endorsed by President Schulz


WSU President Kirk Schulz is endorsing a student-led campaign designed to promote greater civility and is urging all members of the university community to participate.

As part of the WAforCivility project, student organizers from WSU are asking their peers, Washington legislators and members of the Cougar community to pledge to listen to, acknowledge, empathize and respect others.
Al‑Hassawi receives national teaching award


Omar Al-Hassawi is the recipient of the American Institute of Architecture Students and Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA) New Faculty Teaching Award.

The award honors early career, architecture faculty members who demonstrate excellence in teaching performance. ACSA is an international association of architecture schools and represents about 7,000 faculty who teach more than 40,000 students in the U.S. and Canada.
WSU nursing professor takes smoking research and prevention programs to Uzbekistan


When Kawkab Shishani joined the faculty at The Hashemite University in Jordan, she noticed how many of the student nurses and doctors used tobacco.

“I was shocked,” she said of the experience and her subsequent research. “They smoke at higher rates than the general public.”
WSU partners with Netherlands, Washington growers to improve orchard robotics, automation


Washington State University scientists are joining forces with researchers, fruit growers, and technology companies in the Netherlands and Washington State to solve major tree fruit challenges through orchard automation and robotics.

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