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Charting the course of a globe-trotting pathogen
Summer 2014

Jeb Owen and David Crowder, WSU entomologists and “disease detectives” chart the spread of West Nile virus in a Pacific Science Center exhibit.


Categories: Health sciences, Entomology
Tags: Diseases, West Nile Virus, Science education


A blighted Northwest icon
Spring 2012
Last March, Gary Chastagner was driving around southwest Oregon scouting test plots for a study of madrone, the gnarly, reddish-brown tree found up and down the West Coast. A variety of diseases had been hitting the trees in recent year...
Categories: Agriculture, Botany
Tags: Madrone, Trees, Diseases


Contagion! Emerging diseases: Unraveling the mystery
Fall 2007

What makes some strains of pathogenic microbes nastier than others? Why do they emerge when and where they do? Are we more susceptible now than in the past, and if so, why? At least partial answers to these troubling questions may lie with snails and salamanders.


Categories: Biological sciences, Veterinary medicine
Tags: Diseases, Epidemic, Animal health


What now, mad cow?
Fall 2004
Is it really as bad as it seems?
Categories: Veterinary medicine, Health sciences
Tags: Cattle, Diseases


A Quick Test for a Killer
Summer 2004
While Listeria monocytogenes accounts for only 1/100th of 1 percent of all food-borne illnesses in the United States, it's responsible for a whopping 28 percent of annual deaths. Development of a quick test for the pathogen promises to drastically reduce that statistic.
Categories: Health sciences, Food
Tags: Genetics, Microbes, Diseases


A Vision Thing: Diagnostic tools and a vaccine for paratuberculosis
Summer 2004
Bill Davis, professor of veterinary microbiology and pathology at Washington State University, exhibited true vision in the 1970s, when he recognized the potential for veterinary science of monoclonal antibody technology.Antibodies are proteins pr...
Categories: Veterinary medicine
Tags: Antibodies, Diseases


Navajo reservation veterinarian aids scrapie test at WSU
Spring 2004
As a veterinarian for the Navajo Nation, Dr. Scott Bender's practice spans more than 18 million acres in the Four Corners region of Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado, and Utah.His enormous workload includes treating everything from sheep, horses, catt...
Categories: Veterinary medicine, Alumni
Tags: Diseases