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July 23, 2020
In an analysis of more than 115 studies on the effectiveness of masks in controlling COVID-19, BYU researchers found that masks could be one of the most powerful and cost-effective tools to stop COVID-19 and accelerate the economic recovery.


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July 20, 2020
Professors Seth Bybee and Jamie Jensen will lead a team of researchers in creating a 'tree of life' for the oldest and largest insect to fly on Earth. Research findings will facilitate creating the most complete database for an entire order of insect.
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As people are drawn to the great outdoors, encountering one of nature’s formidable creatures is a possibility. Knowing how to respond to a bear is key to survival. Professor Tom Smith (PWS) shares his life-saving advice.
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June 09, 2020
Dean James P. Porter announces the appointment of Joel Griffitts as the new chair of the Department of Microbiology and Molecular Biology effective July 1, 2020.
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June 02, 2020
A new study published by five BYU professors and five BYU students puts researchers one massive step closer to the development of more effective treatments for Alzheimer's disease.
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"If we want liberty from the pandemic for ourselves, we can only truly get it by making sacrifices to liberate others."
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May 18, 2020
Statewide effort features researchers from BYU, University of Utah, Utah State University, Utah Department of Environmental Quality
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NDFS faculty and students were recognized with distinguished awards and scholarships by the Utah Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
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The Board of Trustees of Brigham Young University–Hawaii has appointed John “Keoni” Kauwe the university’s 11th president. Kauwe and his wife, Monica, will succeed John S. Tanner and his wife, Susan, who have served since 2015. Dr. Kauwe is a longtime faculty member in the College of Life Sciences and has previously served as the chair of the Department of Biology.
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May 06, 2020
“When I saw it, bells and whistles went off in my head; I sat there for two or three minutes quite stunned at its beauty,” said Mikel Stevens, a professor of plant and wildlife sciences. “It’s extremely rare. If I were to put numbers on this, I would put the chance of finding it as one in millions.”
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