Chemistry and Biochemistry

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Posted: Feb 25, 2015

Despite previous setbacks, Rebecca Plimpton lands publication in major science journal.

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Cancer Research Center Renamed to Honor Daniel L. Simmons.

Posted: Dec 09, 2014

Dr. Simmons steps down after 17 years as the director of the center.  Dr. Steven L. Castle, also from the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, will be the center's new associate director.

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Komal Kedia Works to Discover Cause of Preeclampsia

Posted: Oct 16, 2014

Komal Kedia, who represented the College of Physical and Mathematica Sciences in BYU's 2014 3MT competition, was recently featured on BYU Radio for her work with Dr. Graves.

Komal Kedia, a chemistry fifth year PhD student from New Delhi, India, represented the College of Physical and Mathematical Sciences in BYU’s 2014 Three Minute Thesis Competition (3MT). The 3MT program, created by the University of Queensland, Australia, challenges PhD candidates to present their doctoral ...

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Study Finds May Lead to Lower Doses of Chemotherapy

Posted: Oct 09, 2014

Scientists working in Professor Josh Andersen's cancer research lab have made significant discoveries which may lower the amount of chemotherapy needed to treat cancer.  

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Three Chemistry Professors Receive University Awards

Posted: Sep 11, 2014

Professors Adam Woolley, Steven Graves and Barry Willardson each received awards from the University for their effective work here at BYU. 

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Finding a Target for Tumor Suppression

Posted: Feb 03, 2014

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

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Discovering How the World Ticks

Posted: Oct 13, 2013

Welcome John C. Price as a new assistant professor.

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Starving Cancer

Posted: Apr 19, 2013

What if we could starve cancer? Dr. Josh Andersen aims to do just that, with his team of eight students and a slew of tumors in petri dishes.

“If we can prevent tumors from using energy, we can basically starve them and the tumors die,” Andersen said.

All cells have a metabolism that uses energy, typically in the form of glucose. But tumors use this energy in a fairly unique way. Andersen’s team hopes ...

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