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Stories from microbiology:

Byron Adams

BYU biologist Byron Adams has spent many bone-chilling months in Antarctica digging up creatures like tardigrades, nematodes and rotifers to find out how they survived the ice age. His latest work took him to the top of an Antarctic glacier.

Dust Mites

Worried about dust mites? BYU researchers have good news for Utahans and others who live in semi-arid climates.

BYU microbiology research is discovering the potential of naturally-occurring bacteria called rhizobia to stem the tide of oversaturation with nitrogen-based fertilizers.

The biological machinery needed to produce a potentially life-saving antibiotic is found in turkeys. Looks like there is one more reason to be grateful this Thanksgiving.

A BYU study in Nature Immunology could have significant impact on the development of vaccines. This research joins other studies taking place at BYU, helping improve treatment and diagnosis in the fields of cancer, Alzheimer’s and other diseases.

Scientists used to believe that 95 percent of our DNA was useless, termed “junk DNA.” New evidence suggests their estimate was quite a bit off. A new worldwide collaborative study that involved a Brigham Young University professor-student team found that 80 percent of human DNA plays a functional, important role.