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International cross-pollination in genome sequencing work

By Allie Richael January 18, 2022
Genome assemblies provide scientists with the genetic map of a plant, animal, or human. Genome sequencing has grown at high speeds in 20 years, yet there is still more to be done. BYU Plant and Wildlife Sciences professor Paul Frandsen collaborated with researchers across the country to assess the last two decades of genome sequencing.

Innovation begets innovation: Student initiative evolves into patented solution

By Erin Salto January 12, 2022
From undergraduate education to patent and biotech startup, cutting-edge research recently published in Nucleic Acids Research from the Hill lab demonstrates how BYU mentorship empowers students to innovate and achieve.

Lifestyle

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.

Three ways to improve your understanding of how environmental justice affects your community

By Grace McGregor June 24, 2021
Environmental justice addresses two things: sharing of benefits and proportional distribution of consequences related to environmental degradation. Plant and Wildlife Sciences professor Ben Abbott shares three ways to improve your understanding on how environmental justice affects you and your community.

Videos

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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Propagating Innovation and Inspired Research

January 20, 2022
After undergoing several dynamic changes over the last year, the College of Life Sciences Greenhouse—a hidden gem—is primed to enable students and faculty to innovate sustainable practices and impact global nutrition. The new greenhouse director, Dr. Matt Arrington, has worked hard to make the greenhouse the ideal setting for hands-on learning and inspired research. His vision is to provide “enough open space where students can have [an] innovative flow of ideas and create their own projects.” Students are encouraged to brainstorm ideas and then use greenhouse resources to carry them out.

The Garden of Scientific Perspectives

January 11, 2022
The following is an abridgment of Dr. Kimmerer’s original speech given in January 2021 at the BYU College of Life Sciences Seminar Series and sponsored by the Department of Biology:

Embracing Uncertainty

April 08, 2021
BYU College of Life Sciences Alumni Achievement Award Recipient Dustin Freckleton shares his thoughts on embracing uncertainty—learning to not only cope with but also thrive in the unknown.

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