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2012-08-30 02:24:10

PROVO, Utah, Aug. 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Building on its unprecedented leadership in live High Definition (HD) college sports programming, Brigham Young University's national non-commercial television network, BYUtv, today announced the launch of byutvsports.com - a groundbreaking interactive HD website that combines social media interaction and gamification elements with the passion and commitment of being a devoted spectator. The site is designed to fully engage a tech-savvy fan base,...

2012-06-16 00:38:27

When the going gets tough, the tough ought to thank their fathers. New research from Brigham Young University shows that dads are in a unique position to help their adolescent children develop persistence. BYU professors Laura Padilla-Walker and Randal Day arrived at these findings after following 325 families over several years. And over time, the persistence gained through fathers lead to higher engagement in school and lower rates of delinquency. "In our research we ask 'Can your...

2012-06-12 14:34:10

Technology licensed by BYU to Utah-based Crocker Spinal Technologies In between the vertebrae of the human spine are 23 Oreo-sized, cartilage-filled discs that hold the vertebrae together and allow for spine movement. While the discs are critical for movement, they can become the source of back pain when they degenerate or herniate — a major health problem that affects 85% of Americans and drains the U.S. economy to the tune of $100 billion every year. A new biomedical device...

2012-03-06 10:42:36

Researchers say people should behave cautiously; carry bear spray instead Carrying a gun in bear country doesn´t mean you´re more protected in the event of a bear encounter, according to new research out of Brigham Young University. A study led by BYU biologist and bear expert Tom S. Smith found that firing a gun is no more effective in keeping people from injury or death during bear attacks than not using a firearm. “It really isn´t about the kind of gun you...

2012-02-28 11:14:00

PROVO, Utah, Feb. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- "Beauty and Belief: Crossing Bridges with the Arts of Islamic Culture" opened Friday, February 24th at the Brigham Young University Museum of Art in Provo, UT. The show marks the first time that a major Mormon institution will present a show of Islamic art. Dr. Sabiha Al-Khemir, the project director, was the Founding Director of the Museum of Islamic Art in Doha, Qatar. The exhibition features more than 250 objects from 10 countries, 42...

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2012-02-11 08:39:21

Study shows sleep guidelines prescribe too much for teens Whether or not you know any high school students that actually get nine hours of sleep each night, that´s what federal guidelines currently prescribe. A new Brigham Young University study found that 16-18 year olds perform better academically when they shave about two hours off that recommendation. “We´re not talking about sleep deprivation,” says study author Eric Eide. “The data simply says that...

2012-02-08 08:15:00

- 12th Annual Tournament Taps Campus Rivalries to Promote Conservation - STAMFORD, Conn., Feb. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- RecycleMania springs back into action as college campuses compete to see who can reduce, reuse and recycle the most on-campus waste. For an eight-week period, beginning in early February and running parallel to the NCAA basketball tournament, colleges and universities take part in an exciting competition that increases recycling participation by students and...

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2011-10-30 07:17:03

Nonsmokers who live in locations with high levels of air pollution are approximately 20% more likely to die as a result of lung cancer than those who live in clean-air areas, a team of researchers claim in a new study. In their research, Michelle C. Turner, Daniel Krewski, C. Arden Pope III, and Susan M. Gapstur of the University of Ottawa, Yue Chen of Brigham Young University (BYU), and Michael J. Thun of the American Cancer Society's Epidemiology Research Program followed more than 188,...

2011-10-19 06:45:00

PRINCETON, N.J., Oct. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- For the second year in a row Columbia University tops the rankings in the annual Trojan Sexual Health Report Card, making it the only school in Report Card history to repeat at number one. The study, from the makers of Trojan® Brand Condoms and fielded by Sperling's BestPlaces, calls attention to the state of sexual health on campuses nationwide by ranking them according to accessibility of sexual health resources and...

Profanity In TV And Video Games Linked To Teen Aggression
2011-10-17 03:56:26

While it's been long established that watching violent scenes increases aggression levels, a new study in the medical journal Pediatrics suggests that profanity in the media may have a similar effect. Pediatrics is the top-ranked journal in its field and among the top 2 percent most-cited scientific and medical journals in the world. The study appears to be the first to examine the impact of profanity in the media, which sounds surprising considering how central language is to movie and TV...