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2013-02-20 12:36:47

WSU researchers see TV having positive educational role Viewers of primetime crime dramas, like NCIS, CSI or Law & Order, are more inclined than non-viewers to see themselves intervening on behalf of the victim of a sexual assault, according to recent research at Washington State University. Published in the Journal of Health Communication, the study suggests prime-time television may be a successful medium for educating the public about sexual assault and encouraging positive...

2012-08-30 21:32:24

Finding could lead to better diagnosis and treatment Researchers have identified a way in which men can develop prostate cancer after contracting trichomoniasis, a curable but often overlooked sexually transmitted disease. Previous studies have teased out a casual, epidemiological correlation between the two diseases, but this latest study suggests a more tangible biological mechanism. John Alderete, a professor at Washington State University's School of Molecular Biosciences, says...

2012-08-30 13:10:19

When Washington State University and U.S. Department of Agriculture veterinary scientist Don Knowles got word three years ago that a rare but deadly infection was discovered among a group of horses in south Texas, he felt a jolt of adrenaline. Not only were the horses infected with a parasitic disease similar to malaria in humans, but the epicenter of the outbreak was at no ordinary ranch. It was the King Ranch, legendary for its world-class quarter horses, including former winners of the...

2012-08-08 22:22:25

Methane emissions jump dramatically Washington State University researchers have documented an underappreciated suite of players in global warming: dams, the water reservoirs behind them, and surges of greenhouse gases as water levels go up and down. Bridget Deemer, a doctoral student at Washington State University-Vancouver, measured dissolved gases in the water column of Lacamas Lake in Clark County and found methane emissions jumped 20-fold when the water level was drawn down. A...

2012-08-07 23:19:03

Forest succession helps rare plants and animals Forests hammered by windstorms, avalanches and wildfires may appear blighted, but a Washington State University researcher says such disturbances can be key to maximizing an area's biological diversity. In fact, says Mark Swanson, land managers can alter their practices to enhance such diversity, creating areas with a wide variety of species, including rare and endangered plants and animals. "The 1980 eruption of Mt. St. Helens, for...

2012-07-19 13:43:41

Possible sources include sewer overflows, septic tanks A new study finds elevated levels of caffeine at several sites in Pacific Ocean waters off the coast of Oregon–though not necessarily where researchers expected. This study is the first to look at caffeine pollution off the Oregon coast. It was developed and conducted by Portland State University master's student Zoe Rodriguez del Rey and her faculty adviser Elise Granek, assistant professor of Environmental Science and...

2012-06-12 23:01:55

Proving that safety and field performance is important for athletes at all levels, Washington State University selected Brock PowerBase for use underneath its new synthetic turf intramural playing fields. Pullman, WA (PRWEB) June 12, 2012 Proving that safety and field performance is important for athletes at all levels, Washington State University (WSU) in Pullman, Washington selected Brock International to provide the supplemental pad systems used underneath its new synthetic turf...

2012-05-22 06:27:18

SALT LAKE CITY, May 22, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges, a consortium of 34 institutions, chose Instructure® Canvas ® to replace Blackboard's ANGEL learning management system. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120201/SF45541LOGO) "We chose Canvas because it's an open platform that empowers instructors to use social media and mobile tools to engage students," said Connie Broughton, the State Board's director of...

2012-05-17 14:33:18

There are jerks, and then there are jerks. Joel Anaya has given them a fair amount of study, focusing on that very special jerk who can take a routine service experience–dining out, paying at a cash register, air travel–and make it a nightmare. Anaya has even coined a term for it–"customer service sabotage"–and discerned seven different categories of rude customers who can be a serious liability for the service industry. "Customers don't just go to a...

2012-05-15 06:27:36

SANTA CLARA, Calif., May 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Tegrity, a unit of McGraw-Hill Higher Education and a leading provider of lecture capture solutions for the higher education industry, today announced the winners of its Customer Appreciation Awards, which recognize academic institutions of excellence for their record usage, innovation and shared vision of lecture capture technology. The winners were recognized at the Space Needle dinner during the 6th annual Tegrity User Conference (TUC) held...