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Bear at WSU Bear Center taking a bath
Spring 2022

Bear videos and stories

Watch the the bears at the Washington State University Bear Research, Education, and Conservation Center, a one-of-a-kind facility providing information and understanding for bear conservation.

The bears also provide invaluable insight into human health because of their ability to regulate insulin and avoid muscle atrophy during hibernation.

 

Watch the bears at the WSU Bear Center:

 

Bear Conservation and Research

 

Bears digging a den

 

October enrichment for the bears

 

A key to human heart disease could lie with hibernating grizzly bears

 

More photos and videos of the grizzlies at the WSU Bear Center

 

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Coronavirus illustration
Fall 2021

COVID-19 research at WSU

COVID-19 spurred a lot research around Washington State University. The stories below represent some highlights of that research.

Read a quick round-up of more WSU research around COVID-19.

Bat research critical to preventing next pandemic
The current SARS-CoV-2 pandemic has a likely connection to bats, and the next viral outbreak probably will too, unless scientists can quickly learn more about the thousands of viruses carried by one of the most diverse mammals on the planet.

Bracing for the next pandemic
Inside his laboratory at WSU, Michael Letko is determined to give the world a leg up … » More …

Man uses a screen with eye control technology
Fall 2021

Videos: Eye control research at Microsoft

Eye-controlled wheelchairs and other devices can help people with neurodegenerative diseases, such as ALS, communicate and connect.

Watch how engineer Jon Campbell (’03 Comp. Sci. & Comp. Eng., ’05 MS Comp. Sci.) and the Microsoft Research Enable Team are developing eye control technology.

 

 

Read more about Campbell and eye-control technology.