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BYU, University of Colorado scientists may have discovered the most lifeless place on Earth

August 12, 2021 07:31 AM
A group of scientists from Brigham Young University and the University of Colorado have found a remote location deep in the icy heart of Antarctica’s Transantarctic Mountains where the soil contains no distinguishable sign of life. It represents the first time humans have discovered earthly soil that appears uninhabitable.
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BYU study: Alcohol-free hand sanitizer just as effective against COVID-19 virus as alcohol-based versions

December 03, 2020 09:26 AM
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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Work to be done before people feel ready for COVID-19 vaccine, BYU study finds

October 13, 2020 06:00 AM
A new BYU study, published in the journal Vaccines, shows that 68% of respondents are supportive of being vaccinated for COVID-19, but concerns remain about side effects, sufficient vaccine testing and vaccine effectiveness.


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BYU study takes next step toward treatment for Alzheimer’s disease

June 02, 2020 09:05 AM
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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BYU researchers help test wastewater for COVID-19 infection rates in Utah

May 18, 2020 09:58 PM
Statewide effort features researchers from BYU, University of Utah, Utah State University, Utah Department of Environmental Quality
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BYU scientists discover way to make crops grow in salt-damaged soil

November 14, 2019 10:24 AM
A group of BYU researchers may have found a way to reverse falling crop yields caused by increasingly salty farmlands throughout the world.
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BYU scientists discover way to make crops grow in salt-damaged soil

August 22, 2019 09:18 AM
A group of BYU researchers may have found a way to reverse falling crop yields caused by increasingly salty farmlands throughout the world.
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Study: Want to help the vaccine hesitant become pro-vaccine? Have them meet someone with a vaccine-preventable disease

May 20, 2019 10:00 PM
Learning first-hand of the pain and cost of vaccine-preventable diseases moves the needle
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Study shows stress could be just as unhealthy as junk food

October 15, 2017 10:00 PM
We all know that a poor diet is unhealthy, but a new BYU study finds that stress may just as harmful to our bodies as a really bad diet.

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Surviving earth’s extremes: BYU research in the mountains of Antarctica

September 13, 2016 10:00 PM
BYU biologist Byron Adams has spent many bone-chilling months in Antarctica digging up creatures like tardigrades, nematodes and rotifers to find out how they survived the ice age. His latest work took him to the top of an Antarctic glacier.

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Dust mites invading your mattress? Maybe not, say BYU researchers

May 05, 2016 10:00 PM
Worried about dust mites? BYU researchers have good news for Utahans and others who live in semi-arid climates.

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BYU science addressing global environmental problem

September 20, 2015 10:00 PM
BYU microbiology research is discovering the potential of naturally-occurring bacteria called rhizobia to stem the tide of oversaturation with nitrogen-based fertilizers.

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