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Of Mice and Mentors: Zach Valentine's Research at Duke

By Parker Smith November 29, 2023
On a particularly long day interning at Duke University, BYU student Zach Valentine (NEURO ’25) had a difficult task ahead of him. From seven in the morning until midnight, he and his fellow researchers dissected 20 mice to find an MRAS gene that is associated with pain sensation. After finishing, Valentine went home exhausted—but exhilarated—by what he had accomplished.

Led by Inspiration: 2023 GE Professorship Recipient Rickelle Richards

By Jared Slye November 27, 2023
Rickelle Richards, Ph.D., MPH, RDN knows the places the Lord guides us aren’t always the places we expect. Each day at Brigham Young University, Richards teaches large and small groups of students about the principles of nutrition. From general education classes to complex high-level courses, Richards embraces the challenge of teaching students with a wide variety of backgrounds and knowledge bases.

Neuroscience Club Welcomes Dr. Bryan Winn

By Parker Smith October 31, 2023
Neuroradiologist Dr. Bryan Winn spoke to the BYU Neuroscience Club about his career.


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.


50 Years of Teaching Evolution at BYU

By Aubrey Johnson July 26, 2023
Teaching evolution at BYU has an origin story decades in the making. Today, it acts as a testament to BYU’s commitment to search for and teach truth by integrating faith and science.

Transforming Crime Investigation

By Erin Saito July 26, 2023
BYU's women-led research team innovates a kit to distinguish menstrual from circulatory blood in crimes against women, in the hopes of helping domestic violence survivors seek justice.

Cougar Quinoa: The Sustainable Superhero

By Grace Christensen July 26, 2023
BYU researchers Rick Jellen and Jeff Maughan and Washington State University's Cedric Habiyaremye are breeding new varieties of the protein-rich quinoa that can thrive in the harsh weather conditions of Rwanda’s tropical climate.


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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