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In 1920, the 19th amendment granted women the right to vote and propelled society towards progress in social and economic equality. In honor of this monumental 100-year anniversary, the College of Life Sciences is proud to showcase some of the women who have made valuable contributions to the life sciences.
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.
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.
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.
There are approximately six million car crashes every year in the United States. Collisions can be fatal or result in injuries like whiplash, broken ribs, and concussions due to a couple of simple choices, so it’s time to treat them as a public health concern. Public health professor Steve Thygerson imparts advice on five topics that can prevent serious motor vehicle crashes.
After facing a pandemic, historic job loss, the presidential election, and at-home work and school, it’s safe to say we are all coming off of one of the most challenging years of our lives. Pain is part of the mortal experience, but that doesn’t mean it has to dictate our lives.
The overwhelming amount of information pertaining to COVID-19 is hard to digest and interpret, making it difficult to avoid misconceptions. Plant and Wildlife Sciences professor Ben Abbott and students Mitchell Greenhalgh, S. Isaac St. Clair, and Jonas Bush compiled and read over 115 studies on COVID-19 to make sense of the mask research. The team’s reflection of scientific evidence provides information on five common misconceptions about face masks.
Combining her love for art and science, biology student Allison Michas shares her process to build the muscle and cartilage layers as she reconstructs skulls for an evolution exhibit in the BYU Life Science Building.