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WSU research behind potential game-changing Alzheimer’s drug

Dr. Kawas and Harding are looking at as slide in a lab
It was 1991 and Joe Harding, professor in the Integrative Physiology and Neuroscience department, was researching potential new options for relieving high blood pressure. But if the anomalies showing up in his lab tests meant what he thought they might, he and his research partner, fellow WSU scientist Jay Wright, were on the brink of a different breakthrough. » More ...

A Neuroscientist’s Quest to Prevent Hearing Loss

Alli Coffin standing outside in front of a building and trees
When Allison Coffin was a kid, she wanted to swim with sharks. But while in college she learned something that changed the course of her career: fish have ears. “I went to college to study marine biology, and while there I learned that some fish can produce sound and talk to each other,” says WSU neuroscience professor Alli Coffin. » More ...

Top Ten Senior: Neuroscience Student Shi Min Tan

Shi Min Tan on stairwell
It was a shock to to win Top Ten Senior. There are a lot of amazing people here! I was fortunate to be able to do research in the neuroscience department. I started out as a freshman without really knowing where I was going with it but by my senior year, I had my own project that became part of my honor’s thesis. » More ...

WSU’s Neuroscientists: Using Brain Science to Understand Drug Addiction

WSU neuroscientists - Dr. Rita Fuchs and Dr. Ryan McLaughlin
Like many kids her age, Kelli, a tenth-grade high school student, learned about the dangers of using marijuana in health class. “They teach us not to do it because it is a gateway drug, and it can take you down a bad path,” she says. » More ...