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BYU College of Life Sciences Vision, Mission, and Values

The College of Life Sciences launches a new Vision, Mission, and Values alongside a Statement on Belonging to help guide college efforts.
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Exploring the Mind: Brynlee Cardall’s Literature Review on the Connection Between Depression and Addiction

Brynlee Cardall (NEURO ’25) recently discovered a potential relationship between addiction and depression. After parsing through various secondary research, Cardall realized depression and addiction share similar mechanisms. The chemistry of depression is under debate; depression parallels addiction regarding reward-learning. Cardall found that stress interferes with these systems very similarly and could perhaps be the culprit of various psychiatric symptoms. Upon discovering these links, Cardall wrote a literature review that was featured in the most recent issue of Chiasm, BYU Neuroscience’s undergraduate research journal.
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Support and a Bite for First-Generation College Students

The College of Life Sciences hosted a luncheon for first-generation college students in November. University and College Resources were present for students to learn more about. Check out the resources for yourself.

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Life and Breath: Interdisciplinary BYU team travels to Nepal to study health effects of air pollution

February 21, 2024
An interdisciplinary BYU team recently came together to conduct a research study in Nepal, aiming to measure brick workers’ exposure to pollutants and to assess their respiratory health. The eventual goal is to determine what information, technology and strategies they can develop with the Nepali people to help them improve their well-being.
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Newly discovered (tiny) animal species now carries the name of a BYU professor

February 08, 2024
Meet the newest nematode to be discovered on Earth: Steinernema adamsi, named after BYU professor Byron Adams. It’s not cute or cuddly, but it’s part of a special group of nematodes considered beneficial to humans because it can infect and kill insect pests.
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Study visually captures hard truth: Walking home at night is not the same for women

February 06, 2024
An eye-catching new BYU study shows just how different the experience of walking home at night is for women versus men.
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