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Chemistry Students Represent at College 3MT Competition

Posted: Mar 06, 2015

Two of Dr. Woolley’s students, Mukul Sonker and Jayson Pagaduan, received honorable mention at the 3MT competition for the College of Physical and Mathematical Sciences on February 20, 2015.

3MT, or 3 Minute Thesis, is a relatively new program at BYU where graduate students are given three minutes to explain their theses and win the interest of a diverse audience.  The 3MT format was developed by the University of Queensland to help students in ...

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Posted: Feb 25, 2015

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

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Finding the Gap in the Pattern

Posted: Feb 05, 2015

Jacob Schliesser, a graduate student from Vernal Utah, recently had an article published in Physical Review B.  

Physical Review B is often acknowledged as the best journal for condensed matter research. “It is definitely the best Journal I’ve published in so far,” said Schliesser. 

The article, “Lattice vacancies responsible for the linear dependence of the low-temperature heat capacity of insulating materials,” is actually Schliesser’s tenth paper to be accepted for publication. “I’ve ...

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Detecting Kidney Disease and Prostate Cancer in Minutes

Posted: Oct 24, 2014

Dr. Adam T. Woolley, with grad students Debolina Chatterjee and Danielle Mansfield, recently authored a study using urine samples to detect signs of disease. 

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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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Digital Immortality

Posted: Sep 05, 2014

From the elixir of life to the fountain of youth, people have been searching for a way into immortality since humans could think.

Although science hasn’t led us that far yet, Dr. Barry Lunt from the BYU College of Informational Technology and Dr. Matthew Linford from the BYU Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry have created a way for our digital information to be immortal—or, at least, nearly so.

On July 21, Lunt and ...

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A Lab in Your Living Room

Posted: Aug 13, 2014

Dr. Adam Woolley's lab is in the process of developing a device that will allow people to test themselves for diseases at home.

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Finding New Treatments for Tuberculosis and Malaria in Nature

Posted: Jun 25, 2014

Dr. Michaelis' lab is developing "assembly-line chemical synthesis" using processes found in nature.

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