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Author: Rebecca Phillips

8 article(s) found by this author.

Trout, heal thyself
Summer 2015
Rainbow trout facing their main illness, coldwater disease, might have a better treatment option in probiotics from their own intestinal bacteria.
Categories: Biological sciences
Tags: Rainbow trout, Animal diseases, Fish

Vanishing act
Spring 2015
WSU entomology professor Richard Zack has been visiting Guatemala and collecting arthropods for eight years to identify rapidly disappearing species.
Categories: Entomology
Tags: Guatemala, Arthropods, Collections

Liz Siler ’78—Hungry to help
Spring 2015
Liz Siler and her family advocate and work for food banks in Pullman to help feed the hungry.
Categories: Alumni, Social work
Tags: Food banks, Hunger, Philanthropy

Web Extra :: Video: On the edge of turmoil
Summer 2013
Peter Chilson, a Washington State University professor of English, estimates he has spent six years of his life in Mali and the Sahel region of Africa. He was there at the time of last spring’s coup. Read an excerpt from his ebook, We Never Knew Ex...
Categories: Public affairs, Geography
Tags: Mali, Video, Africa, War, Islamists

Web Extra :: Video: The Primal Power of Play
Summer 2013
“Play and depression may be opposite sides of a coin,” says Dr. Jaak Panksepp, a neuroscientist and the Baily Endowed Chair of Animal Well-Being at Washington State University. He explains how “real play” is essential to a child's development...
Categories: Psychology, Biological sciences
Tags: Neuroscience, Video, Children, Child development

Web Extra :: Video: A Gentle Goodbye
Spring 2013
Losing a loved one is never easy. When that loved one is a dog, cat, bird, or other animal, society tends to minimize the death in what is known as “disenfranchised grief”—where the depth of loss is not commonly validated. Helping to provide...
Categories: Veterinary medicine
Tags: Grieving, Pet loss, Pets, Video

Web Extra :: Video: Travels with Garrison—The gig of a lifetime
Summer 2012
Band members were grinning as their raucous beer medley swung its way around the audience seated in the St. Louis Fox Theatre. Polka music flirted and twirled. Fiddle player Richard Kriehn raised his violin to take a solo, but in that moment, his bow...
Categories: Music
Tags: Radio, Video, Fiddle, Musician, National Public Radio

Web Extra :: Video: Ancient DNA - bringing the past to life
Spring 2012
Taking archeology a step beyond traditional pottery shards, Brian Kemp analyzes ancient DNA (aDNA) from bones, teeth, and desiccated feces (coprolites) to help bring prehistoric Native American cultures alive in ways never before possible. As a molec...
Categories: Archaeology
Tags: Video, Genetics, Southwest United States, Coprolites, DNA