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Najla Al-Sonboli, World Health Assembly's Heroine of Health

September 01, 2021
Women in Science: Al-Sonboli was a pediatrician in Yemen who continued to care for the children while the hospital was under fire during rocket attacks.
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Prestigious award given to Plant and Wildlife Sciences professor

August 24, 2021
The Soil Science Society of America (SSSA) will present its highest recognition to Plant and Wildlife Sciences professor Bryan Hopkins in an annual awards ceremony.
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Plant and Wildlife Sciences Department welcomes new professor

August 20, 2021
The Department of Plant and Wildlife Sciences welcomes Dr. April Hulet as a new associate professor.
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Men's role in destigmatizing menstruation

August 19, 2021
Growing up in a family of six sisters, JB Eyring (‘22) has never felt uncomfortable discussing women’s health. With his mentored research, Eyring seeks to understand and break down the stigma surrounding menstruation and women's health, specifically in men.
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A Long Life

August 18, 2021
On a nature hike at Nevada’s Great Basin National Park during his undergraduate studies, David Burchfield (‘21) came across the oldest living organism measured on the Earth today.
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Mentored research student saves the birds

August 18, 2021
For the past four months, recent BYU graduate Emma Houghton (‘21) has been raising young seabird chicks that are at great risk for extinction in Hawaii.
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An ancestry made of agave

August 17, 2021
As the sun pours its dry, scorching heat across the Sonoran Desert, a seven-year-old boy in leather sandals follows his papá through a field of pointed agave leaves growing from the ground like bundles of green swords. PWS doctoral student Hector Ortiz revisits his roots to cultivate an alternative crop during times of drought.
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Emergency symposium to set the record straight on Utah Lake

July 26, 2021
At the center of Utah Valley, Utah Lake is one of the largest and most productive freshwater lakes in the western U.S. It is also one of the most misunderstood. Professors from Brigham Young University are joining researchers from universities and organizations across the state to address the lake’s most prevailing issues during a public symposium at Utah Valley University (UVU) on August 4.
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New director of the Monte L. Bean Life Science Museum

July 13, 2021
Dean James Porter, College of Life Sciences, announces the appointment of Dr. Michael Whiting as the new director of the Monte L. Bean Life Science Museum. The appointment is effective August 1, 2021.
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Upcoming women in science

July 12, 2021
Members from the Department of Nutrition, Dietetics, and Food Science are recognized for their contributions to the world of science
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New graduate program advisor for Plant and Wildlife Sciences

July 01, 2021
Mariellen Tuckett joins the Department of Plant and Wildlife Sciences staff as the new graduate program advisor. Her job responsibilities include tracking students’ progress towards graduation, reviewing dissertations and speeches, organizing the department’s annual research conclave, and serving as a liaison between graduate students and professors.
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Wildflowers: The next eco-trend?

June 15, 2021
Environmental science graduate student Alyssa Brown spends most of her thesis research time in the mountains of Provo canyon, studying wildflowers.
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The most effective way to exercise according to BYU grad student

June 15, 2021
If you’ve spent a lot of time on BYU’s campus, you’ll know the daunting hike up the Richards Building stairs. The trek never seems to get easier despite the number of times it is walked
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Native Samoan graduate student studies genetic disease in her homelands

June 15, 2021
Family relationships are the fabric of the Polynesian culture. Grandparents help take care of the young, and in turn, children and grandchildren take care of the elderly. Having grown up in Samoa and Hawaii, graduate biology student Justina Tavana ('23) understands the value of looking out for aging community members, even as the ravaging effects of dementia steal away their close connections and identity.
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Public Health Department welcomes new professor

June 09, 2021
BYU alumnus and Salt Lake City native Erik Nelson joins the BYU Department of Public Health faculty after teaching for five years at Indiana University Bloomington.
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PDBio becomes Cell Biology and Physiology

June 09, 2021
The Department of Physiology and Developmental Biology (PDBio) is changing its name to the Department of Cell Biology and Physiology (CELL). The faculty hope that renaming the department will not only reflect the students’ learning experience more accurately but will also clarify the department goals toward major selection, graduate student recruitment, and faculty hiring.
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New chair for the Department of Public Health

June 07, 2021
Dean James P. Porter, College of Life Sciences, announces the appointment of Dr. Josh West as the new chair of the Department of Public Health, effective July 1, 2021. Dean Porter also expresses his appreciation for the current department chair, Dr. Carl Hansen, who assisted in the accreditation of the undergraduate public health program and the revamping of course curriculum.
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College of Life Sciences reappoints two department chairs

June 07, 2021
BYU College of Life Sciences Dean James P. Porter announces the reappointment of Michael Stark as chair of the Department of Cell Biology and Physiology (formerly, Physiology and Developmental Biology) and Neil Hansen as chair of the Department of Plant and Wildlife Sciences. Both reappointments are effective July 1, 2021.
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Public Health Students Present at SOPHE Conference on Nighttime Commuting Safety

June 02, 2021
Research by Public Health graduates Ida Tovar and Alyssa Baer and Dr. Robbie Chaney showed differences in how men and women react to campus environments while walking at night.
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Neuroscience student and chemistry TA earns prestigious scholarship

May 26, 2021
Anna Everett (‘22) grew up watching her mom struggle with an autoimmune disease. Noting how research at biotech companies enabled her mom to get the treatments she needed sparked Everett’s interest in scientific research. “I think I always saw my family struggling with their health, and it made me think a lot about medicine in general,” she says. Everett eventually chose to major in neuroscience, focusing on neurological disorders such as dementia and Alzheimer’s. She also added biophysics as a second major to explore her interest in math.
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Using complex data analysis to improve health

May 24, 2021
Biostatistics graduate Nolan Cole (‘21) recently earned the prestigious Barry Goldwater Scholarship. Cole says it was a complicated process of applications, nominations, and writing to get the scholarship, but he applied because he knew it was important for his PhD work. Cole plans to enroll in a PhD program next fall in biostatistics and biomedical informatics.
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BYU graduate earns fellowship from the University of Minnesota

May 21, 2021
Clair Wootan (‘21) originally came to BYU to study biology education. As she took more classes, she realized she enjoys conducting research, which led her to pursue an undergraduate degree in biodiversity and conservation. “I’ve always really enjoyed conservation,” she says. “It gave me a lot of opportunities to take really in-depth and specific classes.”
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New director of Neuroscience Center

May 14, 2021
Dean James P. Porter, College of Life Sciences, announced the appointment of Professor Jeffrey Edwards as the new director of the Neuroscience Center, effective July 1, 2021. Edwards has held the position of associate director of the Neuroscience Center for six years under the current director Ramona Hopkins.
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Studying soil across the globe

May 10, 2021
Growing up in small, agricultural Terreton, Idaho, prepared Emilee Severe (‘21) to study environmental science and sustainability. She was raised around farmers and irrigation systems and worked for an irrigation company in high school. “I would drive boats up and down streams, and I was always in the canal bank,” she says. Now at BYU, she has the chance to learn the science behind what she saw in the streams.
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Cognitive Decline After Epilepsy in Older Adults

April 20, 2021
A ten-year study reveals that epilepsy increases the risk of cognitive decline in older adults.
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Microbiologist takes her studies around the world

April 16, 2021
Honored Graduating Student: Emma Stucki (MMBio)
With the variety of experiences microbiology major Emma Stucki had at BYU, the one common thread has been shifts in perspective. “I always have enjoyed learning things in school that help me better understand the world around me.”
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Making a difference in public health

April 16, 2021
Honored Graduating Student: Alyssa Baer (HLTH)
Alyssa Baer wanted to study Public Health at Brigham Young University before she even knew she was accepted. The soon-to-be Life Science grad grew up immersed in the healthcare industry.
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From student to science teacher

April 16, 2021
Honored Graduating Student: Amanda Aamodt (BIO)
When BYU student Amanda Aamodt (’21) first saw the required ecology class on her schedule, she wanted to put it off as long as possible.
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Majoring in a healthy lifestyle

April 16, 2021
Honored Graduating Student: Alexis Gardner (NDFS)
Growing up as the sixth of seven kids in her family, Alexis Gardner (‘21) often heard her older sisters talk about diets and health trends. Instead of joining in on the conversation, Gardner did her own research on diet and nutrition.
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Living the dream as a scientist

April 15, 2021
Honored Graduating Student: Kristina Cass (PWS)
Graduating from the BYU Department of Plant and Wildlife Sciences, Cass is living her dream as a scientist. She joined the environmental science program because she loves trees.
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Passion for progress

April 15, 2021
Honored Graduating Student: Christina Blackmon (ExSc)
Christina Blackmon’s motto has always been “passion for progress,” even when it hasn’t been easy. As a member of the BYU track team and an honored exercise science student in the College of Life Sciences, it would be easy to overlook the journey that brought Blackmon to where she is today. 
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Standing on the shoulders of giants

April 15, 2021
Honored Graduating Student: Benton Tullis (PDBio)
When COVID-19 canceled their marathon, Benton and Madeleine Tullis (‘21) decided to run their own. They woke up at 5:30 a.m., made their own medals out of wood, and invited family and friends to cheer them on as they crossed the “finish line” at Utah Lake. Their love of adventure and strong ability to problem-solve will aid them as Benton heads off to medical school in the fall.
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Inspiring learning through a pandemic: how the College of Life Sciences took initiative

March 25, 2021
While COVID-19 disrupts the world, members of the College of Life Sciences continue to find ways to uplift and impact their communities by participating in President Worthen's inspiring learning initiative.
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Female Medical School Applicants on the Rise

March 12, 2021
In 2020, a historic 53.4% of medical school applicants were female. However, applicants from BYU do not reflect the national trend as only 13-15% of all BYU medical school applicants are female. The Association of Future Female Physicians is established to support female students and address the challenges.
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ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE, A DISORDER OF A ‘STARVING BRAIN’

March 02, 2021
Alzheimer’s disease is a metabolic disorder of the brain, impairing the ability to metabolize glucose while maintaining the ability to metabolize ketones. New research out of BYU substantiates a growing body of evidence indicating a strong correlation between AD and a disrupted metabolic state, where the brain can’t get enough energy.
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Simulating Campus's COVID with Operation Outbreak

February 16, 2021
Curtis Hoffmann, BYU microbiology and molecular biology student, found a way to leverage education to rebuild trust in our public health systems during the pandemic. He stumbled across Operation Outbreak, a pathogen outbreak simulation, and knew he needed to bring it to Utah County and Brigham Young University.
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The Impact of COVID-19 on School Meals

January 12, 2021
When the pandemic hit and classrooms across the country became virtual, foodservice professionals worked quickly and creatively to continue delivering school meals to every student.
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Concern and Convenience: Predictors of COVID Compliance

January 08, 2021
A recent life sciences study looks at what motivates college students to take precautionary measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Findings indicate that concern and convenience are the two primary predictors for Utah Valley college students.
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A groggy climate giant: subsea permafrost is still waking up after 12,000 years

December 22, 2020
New research suggests slow but substantial greenhouse gas release from submarine permafrost
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Study shows that consumption of tree nuts can impact fertility

December 04, 2020
Tim Jenkins worked with a multi-institutional team to research tree nuts’ effects on sperm epigenetic patterns.
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BYU professor participates in a consortium that assembled the largest avian genomic data set to date

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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New Department of Microbiology and Molecular Biology associate chair

November 19, 2020
Professor Sandra Hope is appointed as the Microbiology and Molecular Biology Associate Chair.
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Air pollution costs Utahns billions annually and shortens life expectancy by two years

November 18, 2020
New study reveals the cost of air pollution for Utahns’ health and pocketbooks
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Undergraduate research opportunities launch BYU grad to Yale Med

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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Risk of In-Person Voting per County Evaluated by Public Health Researchers

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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Pandemics, Politics, Mental Health, and an Opportunity

October 15, 2020
Nationwide survey distributed to discover how political perspectives influenced pandemic reactions and how the pandemic affected mental health.
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Women in Faith and Science: A Roundtable Discussion

August 31, 2020
To assist female students as they navigate the connection between a medical profession and religion, the BYU Pre-professional Advisement Center’s hosted “Women of Faith and Medicine: A Round Table Discussion" to explore this intersection of faith and medicine through humility, hope, and hard work.
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What can you do with a life science degree? Ensure food security and clean water for sub-Saharan Africa and Asia

August 05, 2020
An international palate encourages life science graduate Gretel Tam to have a global impact.
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Mentored research prepares student to help with COVID-19 testing

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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$2.3 million grant to study dragonflies

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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New Department of Microbiology and Molecular Biology Chair

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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College of Life Sciences Alum Receives NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

May 01, 2020
The National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) is designed to recognize the efforts of exceptional graduate students, allowing them to make further advances in their field of research. It is a competitive program whose past recipients include Nobel Prize winners. Fellows receive a three-year annual stipend and a cost of education allowance, covering tuition and fees to the institution where the student will be conducting research.
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Biology Master's Student Receives NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

April 22, 2020
When Beka Greenall, a biological science education master’s student in the College of Life Sciences, received an email from the National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP), she was thrilled to read she had been chosen.
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Addressing Social Disparities Through Dietetics

April 17, 2020
Melinda Morco-Sieng, a graduate student in Nutrition, Dietetics, & Food Science focuses on how international students adjust their diet when they come to study in the U.S. “If we can figure out what these students are struggling with,” she says, “then we can help them adjust to life here.”
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Using Technology to Assist in Human Movement

April 16, 2020
Exercise Science graduate student Spencer Peterson's interest in technology and human movement led him to work with a mechanical engineering team to create an app that could move physical therapy from the clinic into the home.
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Promoting Health and Nutrition Through Education

April 15, 2020
Working with Bountiful Children's Foundation to create and refine a curriculum that helps mothers better nurture their children is one of Public Health graduate student Lexi Sayer's educational highlights.
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Climbing Personal and Academic Mountains

April 14, 2020
Statistically speaking, Biology entomolgy PhD student Gavin Martin, shouldn’t have earned a bachelor’s degree, let alone a master’s degree and a PhD. Climbing personal mountains allowed him to reach new heights in his study of fireflies.
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Exploring New Research Avenues For Neural Tube Defects

April 14, 2020
In addition to making groundbreaking discoveries in embryonic development, Physiology & Developmental Biology graduate student Micah Ross works to build a better community for BYU graduate students.
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Plant-Bacteria Symbiosis: A Key Communication for the Global Ecosystem

April 08, 2020
Microbiology & Molecular Biology PhD student Alex Benedict is focusing on an important environmental process that defines the global nitrogen and carbon cycle and determines the livelihood of global vegetation.
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Influencing Environmental Change from Iran to Utah

April 08, 2020
Plant & Wildlife Sciences PhD student Sara Sayedi wanted to use science to change public policy in her home country of Iran, but the political climate offered her limited options to enter the public policy arena. After learning about the available research opportunities at BYU, she saw a new possibility to influence environmental change.
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Living Through History

March 20, 2020
Life Sciences student shares insights on staying positive in light of COVID-19 and other current challenges. Over the course of the last week, our way of life has changed drastically. From the cancellation of all in-person classes, to the temporary closures of businesses, restaurants, and theaters, to an earthquake acting as an alarm clock, we’ve gone through a lot.
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Disaster Response Class Prepares BYU Students to Serve Their Community

March 20, 2020
To prepare BYU students to assist their communities, the College of Life Sciences offers a public health elective: Disaster Response and Emergency Preparedness. The class also shared several ways Utahns can prepare for four types of emergencies right now.
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Permafrost Collapse and the Global Ecosystem

March 17, 2020
Although separated by space and time, our emissions have a great impact on ecosystems across the globe, and those systems are responding. Plant and wildlife sciences professor, Dr. Ben Abbott, has been studying these ecosystem responses and recently published research with Dr. Merritt Turetsky, director of the Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research (INSTAAR) at the University of Colorado Boulder, on permafrost collapse in arctic ecosystems.
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National Nutrition Month at BYU: An Appetizing Experience

March 10, 2020
BYU students are making bite-size changes in their eating and physical activity habits during March for National Nutrition Month. The Student Dietetics Association if offering prizes for those who participate in their nutrition challenge.
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Trends and Treatment of Chronic Ankle Instability

March 10, 2020
Perhaps it happened while playing basketball, executing a perfect arabesque, chasing the dog, or working up a sweat in an aerobics class. Everything was fine—you were going in for the winning basket of the game, you had almost caught Spot—but then you felt your ankle give way, and suddenly everything was not fine.
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Research Sheds Light on the Affects of Child Temperament on Adult Health

March 04, 2020
“We are more prone to believe that the children who are quiet and reserved are in need of the most help, but that’s not the case. The kids that are more interactive and externalizing need attention as well, but in a different way.” – Jake Miller
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The Fungus Affecting Potato Crops Across the U.S.

February 27, 2020
Potatoes are a staple food in the United States. Who doesn’t enjoy warm French fries with just the right amount of salt, a bag of crunchy potato chips, or some creamy mashed potatoes smothered in gravy?
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MMBio Student's Virus Research Hits Close to Home

February 26, 2020
When MMBio graduate student Israel Guerrero learned about an outbreak of Chikungunya near his home in Southern Mexico, he went to work.
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PDBIO Student Makes Valuable Connections on Premed Research Internship at Stanford

January 24, 2020
"We have students who are impressive and capable, but they just need an opportunity." - Dr. Joshua Jaramillo, internship coordinator
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December 2019 Graduate Receives Utah Academy of Nutrition Award

December 16, 2019
As a well-rounded intern with the ability to grasp new concepts quickly and present work clearly, Mandy Mathews is admired by her faculty and peers.
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BYU Public Health students go to Washington to study CARE Act

November 22, 2019
Ten students from BYU’s College of Life Sciences flew to Washington, D.C., to visit with legislators and their staff about the controversial Comprehensive Addiction Resources Emergency Act (CARE Act).
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Life Sciences Funded Internship Opportunities

November 15, 2019
Where will you be next summer? There are so many opportunities and the College of Life Sciences can help you get there!
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New Life Sciences Career Director

November 01, 2019
"I was too afraid to go to career services as a student. It sounded like I needed to have my life together before I met with them, but the truth is that you don't. You can come in and say, 'I really have no idea what I'm doing with my life,' and we'll say, 'Great, let's talk!'" - Sterling May
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Life Science Students Screen Athletes at World Senior Games

October 26, 2019
Every October more than 11,000 senior athletes come together in St. George, Utah for the Huntsman World Senior Games. Over the course of two weeks, men and women over the age of 50 compete in a variety of events, and are also offered free basic health screenings. This year, 92 students from the BYU College of Life Sciences volunteered their time to conduct thousands of these screenings.
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New Course: Life Sciences and the Restored Gospel of Jesus Christ

October 21, 2019
The College of Life Sciences introduces a new course to help students better understand the gospel's relevance to questions and issues they will encounter in the sciences.
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From Phage Hunters at BYU to CMV Research at Penn State

October 21, 2019
"I really want to be the one who develops the cures rather than the one administering them." Michelle Nishiguchi (MMBIO)
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BYU to receive $2.3 million NIH grant to tackle opioid crisis through wearable back sensor

October 10, 2019
BYU Engineering and Exercise Sciences researchers seek to more effectively diagnose lower back pain through novel technology.
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New Life Sciences Advisor

September 30, 2019
“There is something about the college-age student that I find refreshing and inspiring. It is fun to help guide them on their path.”
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Decreasing the maternal mortality rate in Ghana

September 09, 2019
This past summer, students from the College of Life Sciences Department of Public Health worked to lower the maternal mortality rate in Ghana by developing a new app that connects pregnant women with their healthcare worker, tracks their pregnancy schedule, and provides information on prenatal and postnatal care.
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Changing Lives in Mongolia

August 22, 2019
In August, faculty from NDFS, PWS, and Public Health hosted a group of Mongolian delegates visiting Utah and Idaho to tour local farms and production facilities. Latter-day Saint Charities is partnering with the College of Life Sciences to address Mongolia's food safety and preservation issues.
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Running experts: You've already hit your stride

July 31, 2019
A new study by the duo of BYU professors finds the stride length people naturally choose is the best for them, whether they are experienced or inexperienced runners.

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Biology Department Hosts Reconcile Evolution Conference

July 29, 2019
The theory of creation-evolutionism is a hard topic to grasp for some who are religious because of its seeming threat to their faith.
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Why your muscles get less sore as you stick with your gym routine

July 24, 2019
The first time back to the gym after a break usually results in sore muscles. Fortunately, the return trip a few days later—if it happens—is generally less painful. BYU researchers are finding out why.

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Study: Gastric bypass surgery can reduce risk of death even for advanced ages

July 24, 2019
New research from Brigham Young University finds that patients who undergo gastric bypass surgery after the age of 35 see a major improvement in long-term survival.

 

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High levels of exercise linked to nine years of less aging (at the cellular level)

July 23, 2019
But new research from Brigham Young University reveals you may be able to slow one type of aging — the kind that happens inside your cells. As long as you’re willing to sweat.

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New associate dean for the College of Life Sciences

July 12, 2019
Dean James P. Porter announced the appointment of Susan Fullmer as the new associate dean with responsibilities for undergraduate and graduate students in the BYU College of Life Sciences effective July 8, 2019. Fullmer will replace Rosemary Thackeray, who was recently appointed by President Kevin J Worthen as the assistant to the president for planning and assessment.
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Late-night snacking: Is it your brain's fault?

July 11, 2019
In a newly published study, exercise sciences professors and a neuroscientist at BYU used MRI to measure how people's brains respond to high and low-calorie food images at different times of the day.

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People on treadmill desks perform tasks nearly as well as those sitting

July 11, 2019
Research suggests health benefits of walking desks outweigh drop in cognition
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BYU study: Cancer passing heart disease as leading cause of death in more and more states

July 09, 2019
Trend shows U.S. on verge of epidemiologic transition
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New Bean Museum exhibit explores evolution

July 09, 2019
The Monte L. Bean Life Science Museum opens a new exhibit today exploring the theories and observations of evolution, and how evolution changes life on Earth.
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Four green thumbs: BYU senior wins 4th landscaping championship

July 09, 2019
BYU senior Alyssa Brown has joined the ranks of the select few college students who have won a national championship in all four years of school. (Wrestler Cael Sanderson and players from the 1967-73 UCLA basketball teams come to mind.)
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Part of the search: A Q & A with the student commencement speaker

July 09, 2019
David Kastner will represent the graduates as the student speaker at BYU’s Commencement exercises this month. Like many of his fellow graduates, he has accomplished a lot during his time at BYU.
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Inspired BYU grad a force against global disease

July 08, 2019
As a young girl growing up in Lagos, Nigeria, Moremi Hamblin saw her parents as prime examples of the difference an education can make in the quality of life.
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Cougar Query: "Find what you love and work hard at it."

July 08, 2019
Name: Julianne Grose
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Study: Want to help the vaccine hesitant become pro-vaccine? Have them meet someone with a vaccine-preventable disease

July 08, 2019
Learning first-hand of the pain and cost of vaccine-preventable diseases moves the needle
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Rosemary Thackeray appointed BYU assistant to the president for planning and assessment

July 08, 2019
Replaces James D. Gordon III, who is retiring after 35 years of service to the university
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Can your shoes really make you run faster?

July 08, 2019
Led by Professor Iain Hunter, researchers at BYU studied top marathon running shoes to discover if one could help runners be more efficient
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Study finds bedrock is teeming with microorganisms protecting water quality

May 30, 2019
Nitrogen pollution from human fertilizer and fossil fuels affects two-thirds of freshwater bodies worldwide and causes billions of dollars of damage to fisheries and ecosystems annually. It triggers harmful algal blooms and dead zones where only worms and bacteria can survive.
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YouTube 'epic fail' star-turned-researcher finds Achilles surprisingly adaptable

February 10, 2015
A new study authored by BYU exercise science researchers reveals great news about the Achilles heel: the Achilles tendon is capable of adapting to uphill and downhill running better than previously believed.

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