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BYU scientists discover a new cancer-driving mechanism, develop new drug to treat it

October 05, 2021
Another important step in the fight against cancer has been enabled thanks in part to research from BYU scientists.
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Awards Season 2021: Regardless of discipline, BYU students are taking home the hardware

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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Q&A with BYU professor addresses COVID-19 vaccine misconceptions

March 07, 2021
While myths and half-truths about vaccinations continue to swirl, Dr. Andersen explains how COVID-19 vaccines work and debunks common misconceptions in this interview.
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Hawaiian minerals increasing lung infection rates on the islands, BYU study finds

December 02, 2020
If you have severe asthma, underlying pulmonary conditions or are immunocompromised, Hawaii's atmosphere may not be the place for you.
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BYU team combines supercomputers and Henry Eyring’s 90-year-old theory to create a new chemical catalyst

October 30, 2020
A group of undergraduate students, graduate students and a post-doctoral scholar in a BYU chemistry lab combine forces and use machine learning to solve a complex chemistry problem.
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Statistics professors awarded for their excellence in research

July 22, 2020
Three separate statistics articles by BYU professors recently won paper-of-the-year awards from three academic journals.
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Swashbuckling student-made video game takes home 2 first-place awards

May 14, 2020
Each year for the past five years, students at BYU’s Center for Animation have been tasked with creating an entire video game from concept to finished product. This spring, the latest team made history by creating the first game to win first place in two different categories at the Intel University Games Showcase.
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Two BYU students awarded prestigious Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship

April 08, 2020
The Goldwater Scholarship gives up to $7,500 to students who intend to pursue research careers in the fields of the natural sciences, engineering and mathematics.
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How are local dry lakes impacting air quality and human health?

December 09, 2019
New research from BYU’s geological sciences department found that about 90 percent of dust in Utah’s Wasatch Front comes from the west desert, an area that was once covered by the prehistoric Lake Bonneville but that is now a dried lakebed.
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Water animation gets easier thanks to BYU professors

December 04, 2019
Computer science professors at BYU developed a method to quickly resize 4D animations of fluids without having to completely re-simulate the entire sequence.
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BYU Center for Animation claims sixth Student Academy Award

By Sara Jane Aubrey
October 17, 2019
BYU’s highly esteemed Center for Animation became even more reputable when the short film “Grendel,” directed and produced by BYU animation students, recently won the Center its sixth Student Academy Award.
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How many Earth-like planets exist in the universe?

August 19, 2019
A new study from researchers at BYU and Penn State provides the most accurate estimate of the number of Earth-like planets in the universe.
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BYU researchers dig up ways to improve Utah Lake

August 01, 2019
Researchers at BYU examined the sediment content of Utah Lake and its connection to toxic cyanobacteria
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BYU team breaks down major players in cell to score future cancer therapy wins

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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Freeze Frame: Researchers Solve How Cells Unfold Proteins

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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NASA turns to BYU for critical Mars research ahead of human missions

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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Interim dean for College of Physical and Mathematical Sciences

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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BYU researchers find new target for pancreatic cancer treatment

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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