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Promoting brain health requires more than reducing seizures

By Paige Sherwood January 30, 2023
Epilepsy, a neurological disorder involving seizures, is most prevalent among those 70 and older. Public health professor Evan Thacker and his colleagues researched cognitive decline among individuals with epilepsy and a vascular risk factor in order to improve brain health for those suffering with epilepsy.

Brick by brick, breath by breath

By Kaigan Bigler January 23, 2023
Nepali brick kiln workers fire and make bricks for twelve hours a day, breathing in crystalline silica that scars their lungs. BYU students Esther Erickson and Mariah Taylor used travel grants given by generous donors to learn more about the air the kiln workers breathe and how it affects their lungs.

New Student-led Exhibits Open at Life Science Museum

January 19, 2023
Students from life sciences and fine arts collaborate to address the climate and COVID-19 in two new engaging exhibits.

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Reducing the spread of antibiotic-resistant bacteria

By Allie Richael January 25, 2022
Serious infections due to antibiotic-resistant bacteria are on the rise. How can you help stop the spread? Microbiology and Molecular Biology professor Julianne Grose suggests five simple ways you can reduce the spread of antibiotic-resistant bacteria.

Using high intensity interval training to overcome obstacles to exercise

By Grace McGregor January 12, 2022
There are many obstacles that keep us from working out regularly. Three common hindrances include finding a suitable program, lacking time, and craving results. Exercise Sciences professor Jayson Gifford’s research lab is scientifically addressing these obstacles. Gifford proposes High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) as a solution to these three most common obstacles.

Eating healthy on a budget

By Brooke Hansen January 12, 2022
As a busy college student, it’s difficult to fight the allure of fast food. While its convenience and prices are unmatched, eating fast food regularly can lead to nutritional deficits and an overall unhealthy lifestyle. In the effort to win the war against fast food, dietetics student Sydney Means ('21) offers a few tips to eat healthy on a budget.

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BYU Life Science PhD student researches diet and lifestyle influence on Alzheimer's Disease.

PhD student, Erin Saito, explores impairments in glucose metabolism in Alzheimer's disease, which may play a significant role in disease progression.

Researching vaccine attitudes: BYU life science student is published by age 20

Living with an autoimmune disease motivated BYU life science student Kendall Pogue (PH) to actively engage in researching the influencing factors towards vaccination attitudes.

River bugs to clouded leopards: BYU plant and wildlife student is knee deep in research

July 06, 2021
Grabbing her waiter boots and a net, BYU plant & wildlife student Maddy Tidwell heads out to the stream to study how ecosystems come back to life after a huge ecological disturbance. Engaging in inspiring learning, she explores her options in genomics and conservation through mentored research.

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By Sydney Springer March 01, 2022
MMBIO, BIO, CELL BIO, PWS, EXSC, NDFS, PH

The Unicorn of the Arctic

By Taylor Nelson March 01, 2022
Life Sciences Museum

Can You Age Out of Exercising?

By Sydney Springer March 01, 2022
Exercise Science

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