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WSU Health Sciences Spokane News Releases

  • Ask Dr. Universe: Why is yawning contagious?

    SPOKANE, Wash. – When I got your question, I met up with my friend Hans Van Dongen, a scientist at Washington State University in Spokane. He works in a research lab where they study sleep. As a cat who appreciates naps, it’s one of my favorite places to visit.

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  • Today marks historic ice storm anniversary

    By Nic Loyd, WSU meteorologist, and Linda Weiford, WSU News SPOKANE, Wash. – Exactly 19 years ago today, an ice storm walloped the Inland Northwest, killing four people, knocking out power to 100,000 homes and turning trees into ice-laden spears.

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  • WSU Spokane selects new library director

    By Lorraine Nelson, WSU Spokane SPOKANE, Wash. – Jonathan Potter is the new director of the library at Washington State University Spokane, replacing Bob Pringle who retired on July 1 after 35 years at WSU.

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  • Researcher’s rare award may help improve road safety

    By Doug Nadvornick, WSU Spokane SPOKANE, Wash. – Truck driver sleep schedules will be studied by a young researcher at Washington State University Spokane who received an unusually large grant for someone so early in her career.

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