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College of Veterinary Medicine Advance Newsletter

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 ...

Gene-edited livestock ‘surrogate sires’ successfully made fertile

A goat standing in a barn
For the first time, scientists have created pigs, goats and cattle that can serve as viable “surrogate sires,” male animals that produce sperm carrying only the genetic traits of donor animals. » More ...

No more pennies for this lucky duck

Veterinary technician holding the duck
For ducks, pennies don’t bring much luck -- a one-cent coin could actually cost them their life. That was the case for Wazzu, an Indian Runner duck who showed up at Washington State University’s Veterinary Teaching Hospital this spring struggling to walk, losing weight fast, and feeling ill. » More ...

Coming Together: 650 Masks and Counting

Wearing donated cloth masks
In their Oregon home, Liz and Frank Wallace have a well-orchestrated production line for making cloth masks. Frank draws around the template and cuts out the fabric. Liz does the sewing. Then Frank pulls out the pins and strings the elastic. “We are a production team,” says Liz. They started making masks for the WSU Veterinary Teaching Hospital after learning the hospital’s staff needed them to stay healthy while treating animal patients. » More ...

WSU sophomore wins national Goldwater scholarship for junior, senior years

Sean with his dog.
Washington State University genetics and cell biology major Sean Thompson has been awarded the prestigious national Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship available to those intending to pursue careers in math, the natural sciences, or engineering. » More ...