360-degree video: Vaccinating dogs to eliminate rabies
In Tanzania and other East African countries, Washington State University and their partners are working to eliminate rabies in humans by 2030 by vaccinating domestic dogs.
Antibiotic Resistance is Global Problem
Post-doctoral research fellow Sylvia Omulo explains how she tests E. coli samples to determine if they are antibiotic resistant.
WSU Junior Credits Chehalis Foundation for Scholarship
The Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation has announced that Chehalis native Keesha Matz has received a $7,500 award for 2017-18.
Bacterium that causes Bubonic Plague still found everywhere
The bacterium that caused the deathly bubonic plague could survive within the ameba, the universal soil protozoan.
BLACK DEATH WARNING: Killer disease 'lurks in SOIL waiting to spread'
THE Black Death lurks in soil waiting to spread pestilence, a new study warned.
Plague bacteria take refuge in amoebae
Yersinia pestis, the bacterium that causes bubonic plague, can survive within the ubiquitous soil protozoan, the amoeba, by producing proteins that protect against the latter microbe's digestion, report scientists.
Grad student pursues infectious diseases solutions
“The Innovators event highlighted how WSU’s research in Africa impacts health in the U.S.,” said Sylvia Omulo, a WSU doctoral graduate (participating in commencement in May) and a Innovators panelist.
He Learned About Science By Rubbing Calves' Ears
When Dr. Thumbi Mwangi was a child growing up in Kenya, his father would send him out to care for the calves. East Coast fever was infecting cattle. If the cattle were infected with the protozoan, it could be deadly.
Vaccinating Increases Family Wealth, Girls' Education
A Washington State University-led research team found households in rural Africa that vaccinate their cattle for East Coast fever increased their income and spent the additional money on food and education.
Africa honors young scientist for infectious disease work.
The African Academy of Sciences (AAS) this week recognized Washington State University’s Thumbi Mwangi as one of 22 early career scientists selected to be affiliates through 2021.