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2014-07-16 12:26:20

PROVO, Utah, July 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- BYUtv, the nationwide high definition cable television network of Brigham Young University, today announced the renewal of its first original scripted series, Granite Flats, for a third season to air in Spring 2015, at the Television Critics Association Summer Press Tour in Los Angeles. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130311/NY70361LOGO Following the debut of Granite Flats in April 2013, which received positive national reviews and...

2014-05-13 12:33:31

Researchers from Nexus Spine LLC and Brigham Young University have Developed New, High-Tech Device for Transferring DNA into Cells WASHINGTON, May 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The ability to transfer a gene or DNA sequence from one animal into the genome of another plays a critical role in a wide range of medical research--including cancer, Alzheimer's disease, and diabetes. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130627/DC39790LOGO But the traditional method of transferring...

2014-04-24 12:26:01

Hosted by Lennon Parham and Jessica St. Clair, the Premier Student Awards Program Honored Excellence in Video, Digital and Film Production LOS ANGELES, April 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Television Academy Foundation announced last night the winners at the 35(th )College Television Awards, which were held on Wednesday, April 23 at the Leonard H. Goldenson Theatre. Presented by a number of celebrities and entertainment influencers, awards were conferred to students who demonstrated...

2014-04-22 08:28:48

Expands integrated digital media platform to stream live TV, video-on-demand and BYU sports programming PROVO, Utah, April 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- BYUtv, the nationwide High Definition television network of Brigham Young University, today announced the release of a video streaming app for Microsoft's Xbox 360 platform. Following the launch of an Android app in June, BYUtv's Xbox 360 app allows users to move seamlessly between the web, mobile devices and game consoles, while...

2014-04-10 12:37:56

Study also suggests potential treatment New research has found that a child's relationships may be a hidden casualty long after a head injury. Neuroscientists at Brigham Young University studied a group of children three years after each had suffered a traumatic brain injury – most commonly from car accidents. The researchers found that lingering injury in a specific region of the brain predicted the health of the children's social lives. "The thing that's hardest about brain...

2014-04-03 16:23:14

Award-winning actors Cary Elwes, Christopher Lloyd, Ivan Sergei and Finola Hughes join second season PROVO, Utah, April 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Following a highly successful premiere in April 2013, Granite Flats, BYUtv's first original scripted series, will return to the airwaves on Sunday, April 6, 2014 at 9pm ET/7pm MT (special early broadcast at 6pmET/4pmMT). Created to fill the decade-long family-friendly primetime television void, Granite Flats is an ensemble series inspired by...

Protein Study Opens A New Avenue For Cancer Researchers
2014-02-04 13:09:26

Brigham Young University One of the hopes for victory against cancer hinges on naturally-occurring proteins whose job is to make their host cell die. Since their natural role is to stop unhealthy cell proliferation, the idea is that one or more of these proteins could be harnessed to stop the growth of tumors. Brigham Young University scientists recently stumbled onto one potential tumor suppressor with an especially ominous name: Programmed Cell Death Protein 5 (aka PDCD5). What...

Anti-bullying Efforts May Boost Physical Fitness
2014-01-17 08:16:04

Brigham Young University A new study found that children who were bullied during P.E. class or other physical activities were less likely to participate in physical activity one year later. Overweight or obese children who experienced teasing during physical activity had a lower perceived health-related quality of life (referring to physical, social, academic and emotional functioning) one year later. Even children with a healthy weight who were bullied during physical activity tended...

Highly Accurate System Learns To Decipher Images On Its Own
2014-01-16 11:04:57

Brigham Young University If we’ve learned anything from post-apocalyptic movies it’s that computers eventually become self-aware and try to eliminate humans. BYU engineer Dah-Jye Lee isn’t interested in that development, but he has managed to eliminate the need for humans in the field of object recognition. Lee has created an algorithm that can accurately identify objects in images or video sequences without human calibration. “In most cases, people are in charge of deciding...

Pay Kids To Eat Fruits And Veggies With School Lunch
2013-12-18 07:42:59

Small rewards bring less waste, better results than new school lunch rule The good news: Research suggests that a new federal rule has prompted the nation’s schools to serve an extra $5.4 million worth of fruits and vegetables each day. The bad news: The nation’s children throw about $3.8 million of that in the garbage each day. Researchers from Brigham Young University and Cornell observed three schools adjust to new school lunch standards that require a serving of fruits or...


Word of the Day
drawcansir
  • A blustering, bullying fellow; a pot-valiant braggart; a bully.
This word is named for Draw-Can-Sir, a character in George Villiers' 17th century play The Rehearsal.
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