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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...

2013-10-30 23:21:55

UMRA allows the district to automate their account management, thus eliminating the need for tedious manual processes. Seattle, Washington (PRWEB) October 30, 2013 Tools4ever, the market leader in Identity and Access Management solutions, is pleased to announce that Pullman School District has implemented User Management Resource Administrator (UMRA). Pullman School District is located in Washington State and consists of three elementary schools, a middle school, and a high school. The...

2013-10-07 12:26:20

Major General Timothy J. Lowenberg and Phyllis Gutierrez Kenney join online university's advisory board SEATTLE, Oct. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- WGU Washington, washington.wgu.edu, is welcoming two newcomers to its advisory board this month. Major General Timothy J. Lowenberg and former state Representative Phyllis Gutierrez Kenney will join the 10 current board members and Chancellor Jean Floten in guiding the online university in the coming year. "We are thrilled to welcome Major...

2013-08-26 23:23:29

Red Comet, an accredited, self-paced, online high school, launches a credit course on Veterinary Science. Prosser, WA (PRWEB) August 26, 2013 Red Comet launches a brand new elective course titled “Veterinary Science: The Care of Animals” to supplement its existing curriculum. Veterinary Science is a part of everyday life for many students with pets. Many students’ lives are affected by not only their own health but also the health of their pets. In an elementary school survey, one...

2013-08-17 23:02:48

Alcohol abuse among college students is rampant and now Washington State is instituting new on-campus regulations to reduce binge drinking. If you or someone you know is suffering from an alcohol dependency, contact a professional detox center like Harbor Village. Miami, FL (PRWEB) August 17, 2013 As reported by the Associated Press (8/12), in their story, Washington State tries new tactics against booze, that Washington State University (WSU) is asking for new regulations to reduce...

2013-06-27 13:27:58

Sterilized Mars spacecraft largely a waste of money Two university researchers say environmental restrictions have become unnecessarily restrictive and expensive–on Mars. Writing in the journal Nature Geoscience, astrobiologists Alberto Fairén of Cornell University and Dirk Schulze-Makuch of Washington State University say the NASA Office of Planetary Protection's "detailed and expensive" efforts to keep Earth microorganisms off Mars are making missions to search for...

2013-03-05 11:49:27

Research reveals importance of location, location, location Fishers near marine protected areas end up traveling farther to catch fish but maintain their social and economic well-being, according to a study by fisheries scientists at Washington State University and in Hawaii. The study, reported in the journal Biological Conservation, is one of the first to look closely at how protected areas in small nearshore fisheries can affect where fishers operate on the ocean and, as a...