Stories from disease:
Four BYU professors from three colleges have joined forces on a multi-year, National Institutes of Health-sponsored effort to create a faster diagnostic test for drug-resistant blood infections.
MRSA is bad news. If you've never heard of it, it's a nasty bacterial infection and it can cause serious disease and death. Senior molecular biology major Jacob Hatch knows MRSA as the infection that took his dad's leg.
BYU biologist Jon Alder is currently studying the gene mutations that cause people to have unnaturally short telomeres, mutations that are connected to both pulmonary fibrosis and emphysema.
BYU researchers — including one undergraduate student — are part of a team that has identified gene variations that double a person’s risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease later in life.