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September 15, 2020
Microbiology and molecular biology associate professor Brian Poole provides insight on how COVID-19 relates to previous pandemics.
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The MMBio Department shares the science behind herd immunity and the role of vaccines
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The College of Life Sciences welcomes new faculty Matt Arrington and Brad Nelson.
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Scott Weber from the College of Life Sciences Microbiology and Molecular Biology Department is the new associate director of the Simmons Center for Cancer Research. In addition to supporting Steven Castle, the center's new director, Weber will work closely with staff to facilitate the fellowship program.
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August 25, 2020
Researchers, led in part by BYU’s Byron Adams, are using the history of tiny little microscopic Antarctic animals to solidify exactly how ice sheet dynamics played out over time and how they impacted historical ecosystems.


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A research review of over 200 studies relating to COVID-19 in school settings compiled by Professors Ben Abbott and John Chaston and a team of student researchers.
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August 05, 2020
An international palate encourages life science graduate Gretel Tam to have a global impact.
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August 05, 2020
Because 60% of biology undergraduates nationwide are female, the life sciences have long been thought to enjoy more gender equity than other STEM fields. But a new BYU study challenges the notion that all is well for gender parity in biology classrooms.
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July 27, 2020
Working in Dr. Paul Frandsen's lab allowed College of Life Sciences student Andrew Sheffield to develop the cross-disciplinary skills needed to contribute during a world-wide pandemic.
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July 27, 2020
New BYU research published in PLOS One found that the more scientific publications were referenced in popular media — mainstream news and social media — the more they were also cited in peer-reviewed literature.
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