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While more than ⅔ of Americans are supportive of getting a COVID-19 vaccine once it becomes available, many are also concerned about potential side effects and whether the vaccine will have undergone adequate testing, according to a new study out of the College of Life Sciences with Brian Poole as the senior author.
Read KSL report here.
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November 23, 2020
COVID-19 isn’t the only worldwide emergency affecting billions of people—climate change continues to threaten us with devastating implications. Here are some ways to help.
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November 20, 2020
Plant and wildlife sciences professor Paul Frandsen is part of a large consortium of people working on bird genomics, with nearly 150 authors assembling the largest genomic data set ever for the world’s avian families. The 363 species’ genomes, including 267 sequenced for the first time, are catalogued in the November 11, 2020, issue of Nature.
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November 19, 2020
Professor Sandra Hope is appointed as the Microbiology and Molecular Biology Associate Chair.
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November 18, 2020
New study reveals the cost of air pollution for Utahns’ health and pocketbooks
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Four BYU professors across four disciplines — molecular biology, chemistry, integrated optics and chemical processing — have created a method to extract superbugs from whole blood, prep them for testing and then provide a diagnosis all in under one hour.
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October 29, 2020
Jacob Mabey authored two research papers as an undergraduate at BYU and coauthored two more before graduating this year. Now he is using his research experience as a first-year student at the Yale School of Medicine. He follows the path of many BYU grads who go on to earn PhDs, something for which BYU ranks No. 5 in the country.
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October 27, 2020
Public Health researchers have created a map showing risk levels for in-person voting for each county in the country. With that information, voters can make safe and informed decisions in the middle of a pandemic and an election.
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October 14, 2020
Catastrophic fires in the West are burning hotter than ever, leaving paths of destruction through both human development and native plant ecosystems. Seed coating technology from BYU is helping restore native plant systems.
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October 13, 2020
A new BYU study, published in the journal Vaccines, shows that 68% of respondents are supportive of being vaccinated for COVID-19, but concerns remain about side effects, sufficient vaccine testing and vaccine effectiveness.


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