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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 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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May 29, 2019
Brigham Young University Academic Vice President James R. Rasband has announced that Gus L. W. Hart has been named interim dean of the BYU College of Physical and Mathematical Sciences, following the appointment of current dean C. Shane Reese as the academic vice president.
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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 07, 2018
Joshua Seth Hunt grew up knowing he carried the namesake of his great granduncle, Moroni Seth McConkie, who was killed in a French train accident while serving in World War I.
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August 19, 2018
You know the green lock in the corner of your browser? That symbol represents thousands of lines of code program developers went through to encrypt your data so an attacker cannot read or modify it. The software used to make your Web communication secure is notoriously hard for developers to use, but a BYU team developed a new system that cuts the thousands of lines of code down to just a few.
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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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April 12, 2018
A team of computer science students is one of eight selected to compete in Amazon’s Alexa Prize Challenge. They were given a $250,000 grant and tasked with programming a bot who can hold a conversation on a range of popular topics.

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March 05, 2018
Using more than 100 years of MLB data, BYU researchers developed a home-run prediction model for current players.

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February 01, 2018
As president of the Math Association of America, BYU's Math Department chair is committed to sharing the joy of math with undergrads across the country.

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January 19, 2018
BYU researchers developed an algorithm that teaches machines not just to win games, but to cooperate and compromise — and sometimes do a little trash-talking too.

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September 19, 2017
A team of BYU computer scientists is teaching artificial intelligence agents how to interact with the world in a way that makes sense.

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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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August 10, 2017
Researchers at BYU have learned that most users of popular messaging apps are leaving themselves exposed to hacking and fraud because they aren’t using important security options.

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