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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.

Jacob Hatch, Bryant Hatch and Brad Berges

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.

A BYU ecologist is playing a role in the effort to curb a deadly disease affecting developing nations across equatorial Africa.

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.

Arden Pope’s students know him as an excellent economics teacher, but some would be surprised to learn that, thanks to him, the air they breathe today is cleaner than the first breath they ever took.