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- Leading research“Junk DNA” sequence may play a role in aging and cancer A new discovery places researchers one step closer to understanding how genes influence aging in certain types of cells.
- Helping growersBee-impersonating flies act as pollinatorsA tiny bee imposter, the black-and-yellow-striped syrphid fly, is responsible for roughly a third of pollinator visits to flowers at urban and rural farms.
- OneWSU InitiativeElizabeth Chilton named first chancellor of WSU PullmanWSU’s provost and executive vice president will start in her new, dual role on July 1, 2022.
- Safeguarding healthVaccine requirements in Fall 2021 for students and employees WSU will require proof of COVID-19 vaccination for the 2021-22 academic year for all students and intends to extend requirement to all employees engaging in activities at a WSU campus or location.
- Advancing sustainabilityNew, environmentally friendly way to strengthen soilsGranules made from potato waste bacteria can shore up soils for building and erosion control without the greenhouse gas emissions of current cement-based additives.
- Key discoveryNewly discovered gene is critical to DNA repairSun damage and other DNA lesions can contribute to aging. When DNA damage occurs, a gene known as ELOF1 can repair it.
- Business insightsCutbacks and layoffs? Here’s how to preserve morale Morale is less likely to plunge if companies invest in remaining employees with training, team-building, and manageable workloads.
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