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BYU seeks to develop students of faith, intellect, and character. In addition to teaching classes, most BYU professors also conduct research in their academic field. Students – even at the undergraduate level – participate in research and publish their work alongside a faculty mentor. Here are the stories of what they discover together.

Younger sibling feeling favored

A new BYU study shows if a younger sibling feels like they’re the favorite and their parents agree, their relationship is strengthened. With older siblings, whether they feel favored or not, it has no major effect on the relationship.

David Axelrod

David Axelrod, American political operative and political analyst, gave this week's forum address sharing stories from his journey in presidential politics.  

It’s been a little over a month since a devastating 7.1-magnitude earthquake killed 370 people and injured roughly 6,000 more in Mexico. A BYU professor is helping find answers to help the rebuilding effort.

Scroll through Twitter or watch an NFL game and you’ll quickly remember we live in a time of unprecedented political polarization. According to BYU researchers, politicians’ penchant for violent language isn’t helping.

Doug Thomas

In his new book, Never Use Futura, BYU design professor Douglas Thomas explores the cultural history and impact of the typeface you never knew you knew.

A newly published study by BYU researchers details how marijuana affects an adolescent brain’s reward center, at the cellular level.

a professor reaching out to catch the ball

A women’s faculty flag football team named for a campus parking lot has added a chapter to BYU’s storied intramurals culture. Get to know the academically accomplished sisterhood known as “A Lot.”

We all know that a poor diet is unhealthy, but a new BYU study finds that stress may just as harmful to our bodies as a really bad diet.

Ever tried to sell something you’ve owned for a while on Craigslist and found that no one is willing to pony up what you’re asking? It's because you're asking too much.

Lance Davidson

New research coauthored by a BYU professor shows that 12 years after gastric bypass surgery, significant weight loss and diabetes-related benefits persist in most patients.