Winter 2011
Thursday, April 28, 2011

Dead bodies are usually carefully avoided by most people. Then again, BYU professor Rachel Tomco, tall and brunette, is not like most people.
Thursday, April 28, 2011

Years ago, identical twin baby boys received a blood transfusion tainted with HIV. Today, one twin is relatively healthy with a near-normal immune system, but his brother is five years behind on the growth chart and has developed many complications.
Monday, April 04, 2011

A Brigham Young University scientist is part of a consortium that, in the largest study of its kind, identified four new genes linked to Alzheimer’s disease. Each gene individually adds to the risk of having this common form of dementia later in life. These new genes offer a portal into what causes Alzheimer’s disease and is a major advance in the field.
Monday, March 28, 2011

Most people see bacteria as something to be quickly eradicated with disinfectant or medicine, but some bacterial strains are actually beneficial to organisms. Courtesy of a five-year, $650,000 grant, Griffitts is trying to determine what makes a given bacterial strain harmful or beneficial.
Monday, March 07, 2011

A study led by a Brigham Young University exercise scientist found that middle-schoolers playing active video games such as Wii Boxing and Playstation’s Dance Dance Revolution experienced moderate to vigorous exercise consistent with current physical activity recommendations.
Tuesday, February 22, 2011

The Landscape Management Program at Brigham Young University recently received a seven-year reaccreditation status from the Professional Landcare Network (PLANET).
Tuesday, January 25, 2011

The Monte L. Bean Life Science Museum at Brigham Young University has achieved accreditation from the American Association of Museums, the highest national recognition for a museum. Accreditation signifies excellence to the museum community, to governments, funders, outside agencies and to the museum-going public.