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July 10, 2019
Learning more about a specific protein complex and how it works is a stepping stone for others who might look for cancer therapies or ways to help treat diabetes and other diseases.
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June 27, 2019
Researchers from Brigham Young University and University of Utah capture how Cdc48, harvested directly from yeast cells, unfolds proteins.
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June 17, 2019
A multidisciplinary team of BYU chemistry and engineering researchers has been tasked by NASA to develop a system to measure the size and electrical charge of Mars dust — a detail seemingly innocuous, yet critical to the success of human missions to the Red Planet.
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February 05, 2019
One of the biggest challenges to cancer therapy is that cancer cells adapt to their environment and become resistant to treatment. New research by BYU professor John Price and grad student Monique Speirs found a way to slow this adaptation process — technically called metabolic reprogramming — in one of the most difficult cancers to treat: pancreatic cancer.
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November 18, 2018
Monitoring cancer can often be an intrusive and exhausting process for patients. But with BYU chemistry professor Ryan Kelly’s new research, there is hope for a simpler way: No more biopsies. No more spinal taps. Instead, patients may be able to take a simple blood test to diagnose, monitor and tailor appropriate therapies for various cancers.
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July 04, 2018
Sixty million people in sub-Saharan Africa live at risk of African sleeping sickness, a disease caused by parasites transmitted through the tsetse fly. In the late stage of the disease, when the parasite crosses the blood-brain barrier, the results are oftentimes fatal.
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May 02, 2018
New research from a BYU and Chevron Phillips team could help open doors to tackle “grand challenges in catalysis chemistry.”

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August 30, 2017
BYU researchers have created a miniaturized, portable version of a tool now capable of analyzing Mars’ atmosphere — and that’s just one of its myriad possible uses.

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August 14, 2017
Researchers at BYU are the first to 3D-print a viable microfluidic device small enough to be effective at a scale much less than 100 micrometers.

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April 13, 2017
With help from a palm-sized plastic rectangle, BYU researchers are hoping to minimize the problem of premature deliveries. The chip is designed to predict, with up to 90 percent accuracy, a woman’s risk for a future preterm birth.

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February 09, 2017
New BYU research shows why calorie restriction made mice live longer and healthier lives.

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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 27, 2016
Chemistry Professor Daniel Ess was looking for a local and rigorous summer science camp to enroll his 10-year-old daughter in when he encountered a problem—there weren’t any.

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May 22, 2016
Smashing into a solid wall at 670 miles per hour doesn’t even leave a mark.

BYU Chemistry professor Daniel Austin and his graduate students are learning just how hard it can be to kill bacteria.

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March 22, 2016
A team of BYU researchers have designed a portable version of a device used to identify chemicals in different liquids that can better aid doctors, police, and environmental studies. 

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September 28, 2009
Researchers at Brigham Young University have developed a fuel cell – basically a battery with a gas tank – that harvests electricity from glucose and other sugars known as carbohydrates.

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