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New Associate Deans Announced in the College of Life Sciences

September 23, 2022
Dean Laura Bridgewater announced the appointment of three new associate deans. Loreen Allphin of the Department of Plant and Wildlife Sciences, Benjamin Crookston of the Department of Public Health, and Michael Stark of the Department of Cell Biology and Physiology will assume their college administrative responsibilities on October 1, 2022.
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BYU Food Science Students Win $10K in Product Development Competition

September 23, 2022
BYU undergraduate food science students win the $10,000 grand prize at the 2022 Idaho Milk Processor's Association Conference for their dairy product, "Cream Cheese clouds."
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BYU study: Wearing a pedometer — even if you don’t look at it — may boost step counts

September 20, 2022
Almost half of American adults don’t meet recommended weekly physical activity levels, but new BYU research suggests a surprisingly simple way to help increase exercise time: just strap on an activity monitor.
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Reducing the spread of antibiotic-resistant bacteria

January 25, 2022
Serious infections due to antibiotic-resistant bacteria are on the rise. How can you help stop the spread? Microbiology and Molecular Biology professor Julianne Grose suggests five simple ways you can reduce the spread of antibiotic-resistant bacteria.
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Using high intensity interval training to overcome obstacles to exercise

January 12, 2022
There are many obstacles that keep us from working out regularly. Three common hindrances include finding a suitable program, lacking time, and craving results. Exercise Sciences professor Jayson Gifford’s research lab is scientifically addressing these obstacles. Gifford proposes High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) as a solution to these three most common obstacles.
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Eating healthy on a budget

January 12, 2022
As a busy college student, it’s difficult to fight the allure of fast food. While its convenience and prices are unmatched, eating fast food regularly can lead to nutritional deficits and an overall unhealthy lifestyle. In the effort to win the war against fast food, dietetics student Sydney Means ('21) offers a few tips to eat healthy on a budget.
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