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August 01, 2019
Researchers at BYU examined the sediment content of Utah Lake and its connection to toxic cyanobacteria
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July 25, 2019
Study details first global analysis of world's most abundant creatures
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September 05, 2018
Former basketball pro has incredibly unique combination of genetic variants that affect height
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July 20, 2018
Peter Searle shouted triumphantly and raised the forceps above the slimy worktable on the dock at Pybus Point, Alaska.
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July 16, 2018
Study published in Nature Genetics could lead to more individualized approach to MS care
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April 10, 2018
A group of BYU professors has found that giving students access to their personal biological data has a profound impact on their learning experience.

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February 22, 2018
Anne Thomas is only the fifth BYU student to earn the all-expenses-paid fellowship since Bill and Melinda Gates started the Gates Cambridge Scholarship program in 2000.

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January 30, 2018
New research by BYU biologist Blaine Griffen finds the increase in swimming could permanently affect polar bear populations, leading to smaller bears, reduced reproduction rates and even increased risk of death for the bears.

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November 29, 2017
BYU biologists have discovered a rare genetic variant that helps people who should get Alzheimer's remain healthy.

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October 19, 2017
A newly published study by BYU researchers details how marijuana affects an adolescent brain’s reward center, at the cellular level.

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October 15, 2017
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.

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September 13, 2016
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.

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June 29, 2016
The Emerald Ash Borer is eating its way across America. Next stop? Utah. But not if BYU biologists can do something about it.

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June 05, 2016
Syntrichia caninervis (aka seriously awesome desert moss) uses tiny hair-like structures on its leaves to absorb water from the atmosphere until droplets form and flow to the leaf. And sometimes it does it upside-down.

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June 16, 2013
Thousands of pyrotechnic, flashing fireflies are making a rare appearance in Utah this summer, evidence that these bioluminescent insects may be establishing larger populations in the west, according to Brigham Young University researchers.

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