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April 20, 2021
A Q&A with the 2021 student commencement speaker
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April 18, 2021
For BYU Ph.D. graduate Steve Bates, the popular tune “Home on the Range” hits close to home. Since 1999, Bates has worked as the wildlife manager at Antelope Island State Park in Utah, and he knows a thing or two about the land “where the buffalo roam.” He’s accustomed to the dazzling sunrises and picturesque settings the island offers – and he’s dedicated much of his life to researching, preserving and protecting the wildlife living there.
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April 13, 2021
From anthropology to graphic design, BYU students are winning their fair share of year-end awards for excellence in their field of study.


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March 31, 2021
AD-stricken brains show a genetic deficit in ability to use glucose
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December 03, 2020
A new BYU study, recently published in The Journal of Hospital Infection, finds that alcohol-free hand sanitizer is just as effective at disinfecting surfaces from the COVID-19 virus as alcohol-based products.


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August 25, 2020
Researchers, led in part by BYU’s Byron Adams, are using the history of tiny little microscopic Antarctic animals to solidify exactly how ice sheet dynamics played out over time and how they impacted historical ecosystems.


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August 05, 2020
Because 60% of biology undergraduates nationwide are female, the life sciences have long been thought to enjoy more gender equity than other STEM fields. But a new BYU study challenges the notion that all is well for gender parity in biology classrooms.
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July 23, 2020
In an analysis of more than 115 studies on the effectiveness of masks in controlling COVID-19, BYU researchers found that masks could be one of the most powerful and cost-effective tools to stop COVID-19 and accelerate the economic recovery.


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June 02, 2020
A new study published by five BYU professors and five BYU students puts researchers one massive step closer to the development of more effective treatments for Alzheimer's disease.
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May 18, 2020
Statewide effort features researchers from BYU, University of Utah, Utah State University, Utah Department of Environmental Quality
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May 06, 2020
“When I saw it, bells and whistles went off in my head; I sat there for two or three minutes quite stunned at its beauty,” said Mikel Stevens, a professor of plant and wildlife sciences. “It’s extremely rare. If I were to put numbers on this, I would put the chance of finding it as one in millions.”
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March 12, 2020
On the ground observation finds 55% of dens are missed
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February 25, 2020
Almost every parent knows the drill: When it’s your turn, you bring Capri Suns and Rice Krispies Treats to your child’s soccer game as a post-game snack. Whether you’re a parent that loves the tradition or despises it, new research shows how detrimental post-game treats are to a child’s health.
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February 10, 2020
For years now, 10,000 steps a day has become the gold standard for people trying to improve their health — and recent research shows some benefits can come from even just 7,500 steps. But if you’re trying to prevent weight gain, a new Brigham Young University study suggests no number of steps alone will do the trick.
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February 04, 2020
Deep in the Tushar mountains, some three hours south of BYU’s campus, Ph.D. student Jordan Maxwell and two other students found themselves in deep snow, both literally and figuratively.
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November 20, 2019
Senior soccer stars Lizzy Braby and Rachel Lyman have played a major role in dozens of wins over their BYU career. But their biggest win to date came thousands of miles away as part of BYU's Rheumatic Relief program.
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November 07, 2019
Participants in a new study hit elevated heart rates riding the same test loop on both e-mountain bikes and regular mountain bikes, suggesting that e-bikes can in fact be a good source of high-intensity exercise.
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October 31, 2019
Researchers from BYU and Harvard published a pivotal study in Science magazine.
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