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Discovery Of The Most Famous Wheat Gene Clears Way To Breed

Discovery Of The 'Most Famous Wheat Gene' Clears Way To Breed Better, Non-GMO Wheat

By Eric Sorensen, Washington State University Washington State University researchers have found “the most famous wheat gene,” a reproductive traffic cop of sorts that can be used to transfer valuable genes from other plants to wheat....

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2014-08-07 12:29:06

Peter Adler becomes online university's latest board member SEATTLE, Aug. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Peter Adler, President of Molina Healthcare of Washington, was recently appointed to the state advisory board of WGU Washington. The 13-member board helps guide the growth and development of Washington's only legislatively-endorsed, online university. Adler has been a leader in the healthcare industry for more than three decades and brings a track record of service to our state's...

2014-07-11 08:22:18

WASHINGTON, July 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Yesterday, researchers from 19 land-grant universities received the Western Region Award of Excellence for their collaboration on a multistate water conservation and sustainable microirrigation (MI) project at a ceremony in South Lake Tahoe, Nev. Droughts and water shortages are common problems for farmers in Western region states, but MI systems help farmers irrigate land more efficiently. "To many, the Multistate Research...

2014-06-25 12:36:27

SEATTLE, June 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Panopto, a leading video platform provider for enterprise and education, today announced its video capture and management software has been selected by University of Washington (UW) for campus-wide deployment, and by the Washington State Board of Community and Technical Colleges (SBCTC) for statewide deployment across 33 campuses. UW and SBCTC, with 43,000 and nearly 400,000 students, respectively, will use Panopto's video platform to flip...

2014-06-02 16:28:34

OLYMPIA, Wash., June 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Northwest Farmers Fighting Hunger (NWFFH) has launched a month long Cash/Food Drive that responds to the 'need for food' during summer months when school breakfast and lunch programs are suspended. Last year more than 700,000 children In Washington and Oregon public schools qualified for free or reduced-price lunches. Northwest Dairy Farmers are leading the June dairy month cash/food drive in Washington and Oregon with food collection...

2014-05-08 09:28:50

Drug abuse, acts of rampage – what’s really the matter with kids today? While there are many places to lay blame – family, attitude, peers, school, community – a new study shows that those risks vary in intensity from kid to kid and can be identified. Scientists at Washington State University and Pennsylvania State University have found a way to spot the adolescents most susceptible to specific risk factors for delinquency. Breaking down a survey of over 30,000 teens, researchers...

2014-04-25 08:58:37

Researchers at Washington State University Spokane have developed a new way to detect when drivers are about to nod off behind the wheel. Their recently patented technology is based on steering wheel movements—which are more variable in drowsy drivers—and offers an affordable and more reliable alternative to currently available video-based driver drowsiness detection systems. “Video-based systems that use cameras to detect when a car is drifting out of its lane are cumbersome and...

2014-03-21 23:26:58

Oregon distracted driving accident attorneys Jon Zbinden and George Curtis are asked to weigh in on a recent study comparing different approaches for discouraging teenagers from texting while driving. Portland, OR (PRWEB) March 21, 2014 Public service announcements created to educate teenage drivers about the dangers of texting while driving work best when they evoke the fear of death in graphic terms, according to WSU News, which reported about a recent study. Portland OR personal injury...

Researchers Develop Gummy Material That Could Improve Safety Of Lithium Ion Batteries
2014-02-04 13:42:28

Washington State University A group of Washington State University researchers has developed a chewing gum-like battery material that could dramatically improve the safety of lithium ion batteries. Led by Katie Zhong, Westinghouse Distinguished Professor in the School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering, the researchers recently reported on their work in the journal, Advanced Energy Materials. They have also filed a patent. High performance lithium batteries are popular in...

Regular Milk Can't Beat Organic When It Comes To Heart-Healthy Fats
2013-12-11 09:47:33

[ Watch the Video: Researchers Tout The Effects Of Organic Milk ] Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online In promoting the health benefits of omega-3 fatty acids, a new study led by Washington State University has recently found that organic milk contains a significantly higher amount of the heart-healthy fats than regular milk from cows on conventional dairy farms. While all milk offers heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids, the new research concludes that organic whole...

2013-11-13 13:27:31

A class of drugs used to treat parasitic infections such as malaria may also be useful in treating cancers and immune-related diseases, a new WSU-led study has found. Researchers discovered that simple modifications to the drug furamidine have a major impact on its ability to affect specific human proteins involved in the on-off switches of certain genes. “This was rather unexpected, given how relatively simple the molecules are that we modified and how difficult it has been to affect...


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