College of Arts and Sciences Department of Chemistry


  • WSU working on roadside breath test for marijuana

    Washington State University researchers are working to develop a roadside test that would detect marijuana in a person’s breath.

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  • June 9-12: Breath test, cancer on medicinal plants agenda

    Marijuana and other medicinal plants are the focus of a research conference hosted by Washington State University in Spokane June 9-12.

    WSU chemistry professor Herbert Hill will talk about a marijuana detection breath test researchers are developing to determine if a driver is under the influence. Amit Dhingra, conference chair, will discuss genomic technologies to ensure strain purity.

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  • $2M grant to fund initial clinical trials in prostate cancer

    An imaging agent discovered by a Washington State University researcher that homes in on prostate cancer will be developed for human clinical trials thanks to a two-year $2 million federal Small Business Innovation Research grant.

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  • Murdock Grant to fund next-generation science at WSU

    A car battery that gets you from Pullman to Seattle on a single charge. Flexible electronics that can be sewn into clothing. An affordable transportation fuel made from hydrogen and carbon monoxide. Washington State University researchers are a big step closer to making these futuristic technologies a reality thanks to a $521,800 grant from the M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust.

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