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Spring 2022

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The Drive to the Lytle Preserve

July 28, 2022
This distant place is close to home.
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College News - Spring 2022

July 28, 2022
News From Our Life Sciences Departments
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Women In Science

July 28, 2022
Celebrating Women in Science - Kamal Ranadive
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Birds Around the World

July 28, 2022
With the number of natural history collections declining, Skip Skidmore and Randy Larsen recognize the importance of the bird collection at the Bean Life Science Museum.
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Painting with Bacteria: Connecting Art and Science

July 28, 2022
Semiannual Agar Art Contest, sponsored by the College of Life Sciences Department of Microbiology and Molecular Biology (MMBIO).
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Making Waves with Water Security Research

July 28, 2022
Sayedi believes that education promotes hope. She uses her research to inform others because “the better people understand how things work, the better their actions will be.”
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Learning From the Land on Lytle Ranch

July 28, 2022
Lytle Provides Students, Scientists, and Visitors with an Opportunity to Experience the Flora, Fauna, and Ecological Complexities of This Living System.
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Faith, Joy, and Science

July 28, 2022
The following is an abridgment of Dr. Glenn Schiraldi’s presentation given on September 9, 2021, as part of the College of Life Sciences Faith & Science seminar series.
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From Partnership to Patented Research: Undergraduate Student Innovates Gene-Editing Tools

July 21, 2022
It’s not every day that an undergraduate student approaches you with an innovative idea that significantly impacts the field and leads to developing a patented product, a startup company, and published research,” says Jonathon Hill, an associate professor of cell biology at BYU. “[But] I actually think the mentorship aspect is the best story here.”
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Huddled Up for Healing: Working with the Football Team to Address a Degenerative Brain Disease

July 21, 2022
In 2002, the death of legendary NFL center Mike Webster introduced the world to the degenerative brain disease known as chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE). The disease is marked by depression, rage, substance abuse, cognitive dysfunction, and dementia, and diagnoses are rising rapidly among retired football players.
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James Porter: The Mediator's Meaningful Impact

July 21, 2022
At the University of Louisville in Kentucky, a student _-approached then-professor James Porter and said, “You must be a Christian.” This surprised Porter; he never talked about his religion in the public education sphere. The student continued, “I could tell by the way you act that you must be a Christian.”
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Dean Porter's Last Message

By James Porter
July 21, 2022
I am amazed at how often the work of students from the College of Life Sciences is featured by various campus and off-campus communication outlets. For example, a paper recently published in the journal PLOS One by a group of faculty and students from our Department of Microbiology and Molecular Biology was recently the lead article on the BYU homepage and was covered by several local media outlets. These researchers found that the virus responsible for COVID-19 was very unstable when placed on paper money but was more stable when placed on a credit card. This work suggests that our shift to cashless transactions during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic to limit the spread of the virus may have been ill-advised.
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