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WSU researchers find bubonic plague bacterium endures in soil.
PULLMAN, Wash. – The bacterium that causes bubonic plague has been found to survive in the common amoeba, the microorganism most children often see first in a grade school microscope.

The plague is a re-emerging disease, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. See WSU News, https://news.wsu.edu/2017/05/10/plague-endures-in-soil

#microbiology #CDC #bubonic #plague #bacteria #WSU #GoCougs

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A WSU chemistry grad student has parlayed a botched laboratory experiment into a prestigious $103,938 National Institutes of Health fellowship. See WSU News, https://news.wsu.edu/2017/05/09/chemistry-student-mistake-becomes-fellowship/

The highly selective fellowship paves the way for Day to continue studying the poorly understood relationship between sulfur dioxide and heart disease.

#chemistry #heartdisease #sulfurdioxide #WSU #GoCougs
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Exploring the 'Twighlight Zone': WSU researchers discover wealth of fish in the “vastly underexplored” deep coral reefs off Hawaii Island. See WSU News, https://news.wsu.edu/2017/05/03/deep-water-fish-discovered-wsu/
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Carbon Fiber Recycling Breakthrough - WSU Research
PULLMAN, Wash. – A WSU research team has developed the first promising way to recycle carbon fiber plastics -- used in everything from modern airplanes to sporting goods and wind energy industry. See WSU News, https://news.wsu.edu/2017/05/01/wsu-recycling-carbon-fiber-composites/ #GoCougs!

#carbonfiber #recycling #environment #propeller #windmill #sustainability #WSU 

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DIGITAL MEDIA ADDICTION: "People underreport how much they check their devices," said Yujung Nam, a WSU professor who studies social media from a health communications standpoint. "Almost like an addict hiding their bottles." See article at Inlander, http://www.inlander.com/spokane/should-you-unplug/Content?oid=3785322

#digitalmedia #socialmedia #psychology #smartphones #communication #informationoverload #WSU #GoCougs

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The WSU Everett engineering team placed second in the international Mars rover competition in 2016. GoCougs!

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Cross-Laminated Timber Seismic Testing
WSU engineering researchers will test cross-laminated timber used in high-rise structures under seismic conditions as part of a $1.5 million National Science Foundation grant. See WSU News, https://news.wsu.edu/2017/04/12/laminated-wood-seismic-conditions/

#cross-laminated-timber #construction #seismic #engineering #earthquake #materialsengineering #civilengineering #architecture #WSU #GoCougs #NSF
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Bizarre 'Negative Mass' Created at WSU
Physicists at Washington State University have created a fluid with 'negative mass,' which is as bizarre as it sounds. Push it, and unlike every known physical object in the world, it doesn’t accelerate in the direction it was pushed. It accelerates backwards. See the journal Physical Review Letters and WSU News, https://news.wsu.edu/2017/04/10/negative-mass-created-at-wsu/?utm_source=G%2B&utm_medium=news-article&utm_campaign=G-plus

#physics #particles #negativemass #WSU #GoCougs
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Why By-Products in Dog Food Aren’t Always a Bad Thing
By-products, such as liver and other animal parts, in pet food get a bad rap that isn't always deserved, said Dr. Marty Becker, “America’s Veterinarian” and an adjunct professor at his alma mater, Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine. See article at http://www.dogster.com/lifestyle/commentary-why-by-products-in-dog-food-arent-always-a-bad-thing

#dogs #dogowners #pet #petcare #pethealth #veterinarian #WSU 
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GENE REVEALING SLEEP SECRETS - Washington State University researchers are seeing how a particular gene impacts the quality of sleep in humans and animals, and why sleep is important. See WSU News, https://lnkd.in/gw2BdVc ... And get the rest you need!

#sleep #genetics #genomics #dna #healthnews #health #WSU #GoCougs
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