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BYU Chemists Research Gamma Alumina

Posted: in Faculty, Physical, Research, Apr 23, 2014

Stacey Smtih, Brian Woodfield, and Juliana Boerio-Goates team up with Branton Campbell (Department of Physics and Astronomy) to study this important material.

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Decoding Disease

Posted: in Analytical, Faculty, Research, Apr 02, 2014

Dr. Adam Woolley and Dr. Milton Lee create nanofluidic devices that can predict and detect diseases based on the proteins present in blood.

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Charlotte Reininger Receives Goldwater Scholarship

Posted: in Research, Student, Mar 31, 2014

Charlottle Reininger, a junior in Dr. Farnsworth's lab, has been awarded the prestigious Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship, which awards up to $7,500 to sophomores or juniors studying mathematics, science or engineering.

The scholarship was designed to encourage students to pursue careers in the three areas, and to contribute to the knowledge base for each community. Each year, four applicants are chosen by the university to be submitted for selection at the national level ...

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Scientists Find New Way to Upgrade Natural Gas

Posted: in Faculty, Organic, Research, Mar 13, 2014

Dr. Daniel Ess featured in the news for his study on natural gas. 

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Finding a Target for Tumor Suppression

Posted: in Biochemistry, Faculty, Research, Feb 03, 2014

Dr. Barry Willardson and his team study proteins that may suppress cancerous tumors.

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Ironing Out the Differences

Posted: in Faculty, Inorganic, Research, Jan 29, 2014

Dr. Richard Watt works to fight Alzheimer's and Diabetes with a new model for ferritin iron loading. 

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Turning Up the Heat

Posted: in Analytical, Faculty, Physical, Research, Nov 06, 2013

Dr. Scott Burt and collaborators at UCLA develop an MRI technique that produces a temperature map of gases in heterogeneous reactions. 

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Professor Ess Lands Front Cover of the Journal of the American Chemical Scoiety

Posted: in Faculty, Organic, Research, Jun 03, 2013

Professor Daniel Ess and colleagues earned the front cover of the Journal of the American Chemical Society (JACS) for their research on biaryl structural motifs.

The team developed several new ways to link aromatic carbon rings to make biaryls, a common structure in pharmaceuticals, biologically active natural products, and transition-metal ligands. There are a variety of ways to create this link, but these new methods are especially useful.

“The biaryl carbon-carbon link is generally difficult ...

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