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Pesticide linked to 3 generations of disease

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24-Jul-2014

Methoxychlor causes epigenetic changes
PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University researchers say ancestral exposures to the pesticide methoxychlor may lead to adult onset kidney disease, ovarian disease and obesity in future generations. 552 more words

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Pesticide linked to 3 generations of disease

PUBLIC RELEASE DATE:

24-Jul-2014

Methoxychlor causes epigenetic changes
PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University researchers say ancestral exposures to the pesticide methoxychlor may lead to adult onset kidney disease, ovarian disease and obesity in future generations. 552 more words

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Preventing foodborne illness, naturally -- with cinnamon

PUBLIC RELEASE DATE:

16-Jul-2014

Essential oil kills several strains of E. coli

PULLMAN, Wash. – Seeking ways to prevent some of the most serious foodborne illnesses caused by pathogenic bacteria, two Washington State University scientists have found promise in an ancient but common cooking spice: cinnamon. 432 more words

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Devon Harris-Taylor of Edmonds Selected for Peace Corps Agricultural Assignment in Senegal

Peace Corps Volunteer Profile:

Name: Devon Harris-Taylor

Age: 22

Hometown: Edmonds, Wash.

Current City: Edmonds, Wash.

Alma Mater: Washington State University, Wildlife Ecology and Forestry, 2014… 440 more words

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Research shows how PCBs promote dendrite growth, may increase autism risk

April 24, 2012

(SACRAMENTO, Calif.) —

New research from UC Davis and Washington State University shows that PCBs, or polychlorinated biphenyls, launch a cellular chain of events that leads to an overabundance of dendrites — the filament-like projections that conduct electrochemical signals between neurons — and disrupts normal patterns of neuronal connections in the brain. 872 more words

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Major study documents nutritional and food safety benefits of organic farming

” Overall, organic crops had 18 to 69 percent higher concentrations of antioxidant compounds. The team concludes that consumers who switch to organic fruit, vegetables, and cereals would get 20 to 40 percent more antioxidants. 824 more words

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Alma Mater

When I was 19, I saw a poster in the hallway of the English Department at Warwick University. It was a type of poster I had never seen before: it was smaller than the average A4 poster and it had a block of cards attached to it that you could tear off and send away. 1,251 more words

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