In the Media
Articles about the college from around the world.
Elk hoof disease reported in county
Since 2008, reports of elk with deformed, broken, or missing hooves have increased dramatically in southwest Washington, with sporadic observations in other areas west of the Cascade Range.
Washington moves to curb elk hoof disease
The Department of Fish and Wildlife will remove as many 20 elk in south-central Washington infected with a bacteria associated with livestock hoof diseases.
Hunters key to combating elk disease
Wildlife biologists are on the lookout for a disease that afflict the hooves of elk and severely inhibits the animals’ ability to move around.
Doctoral students learn science policy, advocacy in DC
Doctoral students Nick Pokorzynski and Ashley Railey were selected to attend a three-day workshop in Washington, D.C., in March, where they learned about Congress, the federal budget process, and effective science communication.
Elk Hoof Disease Spreads East
Elk near the city of Trout Lake near Mount Adams have been reported limping, and tests administered to sick animals have come back positive for treponeme-associated hoof disease, (TAHD).
Erasing Rabies One Vaccination at a Time
Rabies is a deadly disease that can affect domestic animals, wild animals, and humans. It is caused by a virus and is mostly transmitted through the bite or scratch of an infected animal.
SMB Faculty member Ryan Driskell's research on skin scaring and repair
An assistant professor and researcher in the School of Molecular Biosciences is working on manipulating fibroblasts in cells to stimulate hair growth in scarred areas.
WDFW finds elk hoof disease in eastern Washington, plans to euthanize elk to contain its spread
For the first time, state wildlife managers have found elk on the east side of the Cascade Range infected with a crippling hoof disease that has spread to 11 counties in western Washington over the past decade.
WSU researcher aims to help cancer, anorexia patients with pot.
The rodent peered at the world beyond its smoke-filled plastic chamber this week, a test that subject researchers in Pullman hope will help them kickstart the appetites of chronically ill people.
Assessing how cannabis affects emotional well-being
In a first-of-a-kind study, Washington State University scientists examined how peoples’ self-reported levels of stress, anxiety and depression were affected by smoking different strains and quantities of cannabis at home.
Keeping an eye on elk herds for incurable hoof disease
Wildlife biologists are watching Yakima County elk herds for signs of an incurable disease that leaves the animals lame or limping on deformed, overgrown and broken hooves.
How Do Marijuana Strains And Doses Affect Depression And Anxiety?
Can marijuana improve symptoms of depression, stress and anxiety, or does it make them worse? A new study conducted by scientists from Washington State University used a novel approach to address the topic.
Marijuana And Meditation May Both Reduce Anxiety. Which Is Better?
One study, from Washington State University, tries to quantify the ratio of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD) that’s most effective for stress, anxiety, and depression.
Goldwater Scholarship awarded to Zachary Howard
Zachary Howard, a Washington State University genetics and cell biology major, has received a $7,500 distinguished scholarship from the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation.
Junior Zachary Howard Receives Goldwater Scholarship for 2018-19
Congratulations to Zach Howard, Sammamish, Washington native, SMB STARS student working with College of Veterinary Medicine Allen School investigator Dr. Anders Omsland!
Students Shine at SURCA 2018
During the recent 2018 Student Undergraduate Research and Creative Arts (SURCA) exposition, many SMB students and SMB labs were well represented.
WSU Raptor Club wants to protect birds of prey
The WSU Raptor Club is one of the only clubs on campus that allows students and community members to interact directly with wildlife without any prior experience.
2018 Woman of Distinction: Saving animal lives every day
Katrina Mealey is the Richard L. Ott Endowed Chair in Small Animal Medicine and Research at WSU, the founding director of PrIMe (Program in Individualized Medicine for animals), a National Academy of Inventors member, and global expert in veterinary pharmacogenetics.
WSU Elk Hoof Disease Research Candidate Speaks at SPSCC April 12
Washington State University is bringing the fourth of five candidates for a new position as elk hoof disease research leader to Olympia for a public presentation on Thursday, April 12.
WSU veterinary students unite, raise suicide awareness
Study shows veterinary students more likely to have suicidal thoughts than rest of U.S. adult population