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WSU Spokane researchers tackle cancer, REM sleep, Affordable Care Act and more

Mark Van Dam

Mark Van Dam

Assistant Professor of Speech and Hearing Sciences Mark VanDam works with young children at the Speech and Language Laboratory.

(This story appears in the latest edition of the WSU Spokane Magazine)

By Judith Van Dongen

Here’s a roundup of some of the research work happening at WSU Spokane.

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Ignite Northwest wins grant, welcomes first cohort

Ignite Northwest WSU Spokane

Ignite Northwest WSU Spokane

Ignite Northwest, a business accelerator located on our campus and an important partner of ours, recently won a $50,000 grant from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). Ignite will also welcome its first class of ten companies to begin courses this fall that include mentoring, and other aspects of building a business.

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TEAM Conference brings first responders, mental health professionals together

WSU Spokane TEAM Conference

WSU Spokane TEAM Conference

WSU Spokane was the setting this week for the TEAM Conference, a two-day eventĀ that brought first responders and mental health professionals together to discuss ways our community can work together on issues of mental health.

Research from our campus played a big role in having the conference on campus.

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WSU researchers discover new role for protein in cell division, and other research news

WSU Spokane research

WSU Spokane research

We’ve written about it once and we’ll write about it again: research is a problem solver.

With that established, here’s some news from our campus: researchers in the WSU College of Pharmacy recently discovered a new role for protein in cell division.

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Research shows the importance of REM sleep in young brains

REM sleep (it stands for rapid eye movement) is important for a good night’s rest. A lack of REM sleep gives way to a number of health consequences.

But did you know that REM sleep may be even more important for young brains, and helps them create memories? Research by Marcos Frank on the WSU Spokane campus tackled that issue. Frank also found that certain medications interfere with REM sleep, creating other problems.

Read about his research.