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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...

Instagram Pictures Can Eventually Ruin Your Appetite
2013-10-04 04:01:45

[ Watch the Video: Instagram And Pinterest: An Easy New Weight Loss Plan ] redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online In the social media age, it is common for people to snap and share photos of tasty-looking culinary creations before dining, but new research from Brigham Young University (BYU) cautions that looking at too many pictures of food could actually make it less enjoyable to eat. According to study co-author and BYU marketing professor Ryan Elder, the...

2013-07-18 12:24:42

PROVO, Utah, July 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- WHAT: Brigham Young University Class of 1988 25-year reunion will be held at the Gordon B. Hinckley Alumni and Visitors Center on campus the evening of October 11, 2013 -- Themed "Go Forth to Serve," the milestone event will coincide with BYU homecoming weekend and bring together hundreds of alumni and their families/friends from across the globe -- Attendees will enjoy a...

Happily Ever After Leads To A Healthier Life
2013-07-04 05:01:31

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online New evidence has surfaced showing a happy marriage can lead to a healthier life. Researchers wrote in the Journal of Marriage and Family they found evidence about how happy marriages help individuals sustain health over the long run. The team used data from a nationally representative sample of 1,681 married individuals followed over the course of two decades. The survey measured the marital quality of the respondents by asking...

2013-06-26 08:28:13

Network expands integrated digital media platform to allow users to stream live tv, video-on-demand and BYU sports programming PROVO, Utah, June 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- BYU Broadcasting announced today that it is developing video streaming apps for Microsoft's Xbox 360 platform and Android devices, including smartphones and tablets, as part of its efforts to expand the network's integrated digital media platform. BYUtv's Xbox 360 and Android apps will allow users to move seamlessly...