Cleveland police launching anti-bias training developed by WSU

By Addy Hatch, WSU College of Nursing Lois James SPOKANE, Wash. – Two hundred patrol officers in the Cleveland police department will undergo training to recognize their subconscious biases using a simulator developed by an assistant professor in the WSU College of Nursing. The large-scale training is part of a $750,000 research grant awarded to Lois […]

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Need for a better microscope prompts launch of a startup

By WIll Ferguson, College of Arts & Sciences Originally published in WSU News WSU physicist Matthew McCluskey wasn’t trying to invent the next generation of material characterization microscopes, but when he couldn’t get the results he wanted from the best on the market, he improvised. Four years later, McCluskey launched Klar Scientific, a startup designing and […]

Researchers develop novel wound healing technology

Originally published as a WSU News article written by Tina Hilding A Washington State University research team has successfully used a mild electric current to take on and beat drug-resistant bacterial infections, a technology that may eventually be used to treat chronic wound infections.

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Licensing deal with Genus will help combat deadly cattle disease

First published in WSU News A gene editing technology developed at WSU is being licensed to Genus plc, a global animal genetics company, to develop cattle that are more resistant to bovine respiratory disease (BRD). “From domestication and selective breeding to today’s use of advanced biotechnology, the goal of all animal husbandry remains the same,” […]

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Scientist develops gene therapy for muscle wasting

First published for WSU News by Seth Truscott A discovery by Washington State University scientist Dan Rodgers and collaborator Paul Gregorevic could save millions of people suffering from muscle wasting disease. The result of the team’s four-year project is a novel gene therapeutic approach. The work was published (http://stm.sciencemag.org/content/8/348/348ra98) July 20 in Science Translational Medicine, a […]

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Research fund partner helps WSU innovation advance

First published for WSU News Since the Commercialization Gap Fund launched at Washington State University two years ago, 14 researchers have received funding to fill the gap between their discoveries and private investment. The Washington Research Foundation (WRF) has just invested up to $1 million for the next four years in the fund. The fund […]

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Licensing agreement will improve chemical detection

First published for WSU News A new licensing partnership between WSU and Excellims Corp. will improve chemical detection tools used to detect everything from dangerous chemicals to human disease. “I am very happy to see our research achievements being implemented into a commercial instrument,” said Herbert Hill, a WSU Regents Professor in the Department of […]

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Dr. Sita Pappu Named a Woman of Distinction

Congratulations to our very own, Dr. Sita Pappu, Director of the Office of Commercialization, for being recognized as a Woman of Distinction by the Women’s History Month Committee and the President’s Commission on the Status of Women. This distinguished honor recognizes Dr. Pappu’s professional contributions and service activities that span all of WSU’s campuses, and […]

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WSU Innovators Receive Funding from Commercialization Gap Fund

The OC is pleased to award 7 WSU researchers with a grant from the FY2015 Commercialization Gap Fund (CGF). The awards are intended to be the final funding step to advance innovations from the lab to the marketplace. In collaboration with the OC, CGF recipients will work to reach key milestones throughout the duration of […]

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Life Sciences Discovery Fund announces $750k in proof of concept grants

The Life Sciences Discovery Fund announced nearly $750,000 in Proof of Concept grants to Washington state for-profit and non-profit organizations, looking to promote translation of health related technologies from the lab to the marketplace. In addition, an existing grant was expanded by $56,000 to increase the commercial potential of a drug to protect hearing in […]

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