WSU molecular biologist Jonathan Jones discovered that skin cells “walk” during wound healing, a finding that could impact treatment options for injuries, skin cancer, and other disorders. Read more in “Your skin crawls.”
Watch skin cells move in this microscopic video.
Bioproducts experts at Washington State University are unlocking the secrets of turning crops into jet fuel.
Read more in “Wood Takes Wing.”
Video by Washington State University Communications
It started with a sea voyage and a jellyfish.
Master glassblower Leopold Blaschka was already a successful maker of glass eyes when he fell ill in 1853. His doctor prescribed time at sea and Blaschka spent the journey from Bohemia to the U.S. and back drawing and studying sea creatures. Back home, Blaschka began making and selling cunningly accurate models of invertebrates, in part because he had already invented glass spinning, a technique that enabled him to create very detailed—and anatomically accurate—glass pieces.
Before the invention of photography, hand-drawn and blown glass models of organisms were highly sought after. Blaschka’s sea creatures were based not … » More …
Veteran Kristi Molnar-Nelson invited us to a counseling session with her psychiatrist Matt Layton, a Washington State University clinical associate professor, at a Spokane methadone clinic where she’s being treated for opioid addiction.
Video by Rajah Bose
Read more about treatment for opioid and heroin addiction in “The Epidemic.”
Read about WSU’s research into understanding the prevention and treatment of addiction, and studies into the neuroscience of addiction.
Rahul Panat, an engineering professor at Washington State University’s Voiland College, and his colleagues Professor Indranath Dutta and graduate student Yeasir Arafat, recently demonstrated a significant advance in flexible electronics by showing that the metal indium, deposited as a thin film on a polymer substrate, can be stretched to twice its length without breaking—“a quantum improvement,” Panat says, over current methods.
Read about wearable electronics and flexible conductors in “Smart Couture.”
Steve Gleason ’00 has faced opponents on the football field with resilience and fierce energy. He takes that same approach to ALS, pushing for more research into the neurodegenerative disease.
Here are some video highlights of his career:
Better Now than Never: Steve Gleason at WSU (WSU Athletics)