“Right here in Spokane, Washington, we could potentially be making the drug to give to people with ALS that could stop their complications altogether.”
Those are the words of Travis Denton, a medicinal chemist in the WSU College of Pharmacy. Denton is trying to find a drug that could repair the brain’s “house-cleaning function” and help those suffering from ALS, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and more.
It’s not just the students that make our campus great, it’s the WSU Spokane faculty as well.
Researchers in the WSU College of Pharmacy have found that a compound in green tea fights the joint pain, inflammation and tissue damage caused by rheumatoid arthritis.
Salah-uddin Ahmed, the lead WSU researcher on the project, teamed with fellow Spokane researchers Sadiq Umar and Anil Singh, as well as researchers from the National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research in Hajipur, India.
‘Tis been a good year for WSU Spokane. Here’s a look at some* of this year’s highlights:
Julie Akers, Pharm.D., is working with Bartell Drugs to increase access to health services in Washington communities.
(This story appears in the latest edition of the WSU Spokane Magazine)
By Lori Maricle
Screening for hepatitis C could someday be available in pharmacies thanks in part to a research study under way by the WSU College of Pharmacy and funded by the national Community Pharmacy Foundation.
Shameless cliché alert!
It’s the time of year where everybody makes a list of what they’re thankful for, and we’re not afraid to do the same (we will also post a “Year in Review” blog next month. You’ve been warned).
Time has an article on why being thankful is good for your health*. So being a health sciences campus, we figured we’d walk the talk and share what we are thankful for.