Latest Brigham Young University Stories

2009-09-29 14:40:00

A spoonful of herbicide helps the sugar break down in a most delightful way.

2009-09-16 09:40:00

Researchers from Brigham Young University found how to shape customized segments of DNA into tiny letters that spell “BYU.”

2009-07-07 07:06:54

In a twist on the subject of immigration policy and its social impact in the U.S., researchers from Brigham Young University (BYU) went to Mexico to investigate the social impact on women whose husbands had immigrated to the U.S. for work.

2009-06-23 14:18:12

Candidates, political party committees and interest groups all raised and spent more money in 2007-08 than in any previous election cycle, according to a major new report from the Center for the Study of Elections and Democracy (CSED) at Brigham Young University

2009-05-29 08:59:43

When someone becomes dependent on drugs or alcohol, the brain's pleasure center gets hijacked, disrupting the normal functioning of its reward circuitry.

2009-03-17 07:45:00

A new study by Brigham Young University researchers on the virus behind nearly half of all cold infections explains how and where evolution occurs in the rhinovirus genome and what this means for possible vaccines.

2009-02-06 13:32:49

A new study suggests the frequency and type of video games played among young college students appears to parallel risky drug and alcohol use, poorer personal relationships, and low levels of self-esteem.

2009-01-23 12:48:10

A new study connects young adults' use of video games to poorer relationships with friends and family – and the student co-author expresses disappointment at his own findings.

2009-01-22 07:15:00

A federal study found Americans are living an average of five months longer thanks to cleaner air over the past two decades, according to a recent Associated Press report.

2009-01-03 22:40:56

Jeff Teague scored 30 points Saturday to lead sixth-ranked Wake Forest to a 94-87 win and BYU's first home loss in over three years. BYU had won 53 consecutive home games, with the last home loss coming against Loyola Marymount in the 2005-06 home opener. James Johnson added 22 points and 15 rebounds for the Demon Deacons (13-0), who are undefeated through 13 games for the first time since 1996-97. Jimmer Fredette had 23 points and nine assists for the Cougars (11-2).

Word of the Day
  • A person or thing gazed at with wonder or curiosity, especially of a scornful kind.
The 'stock' of 'gazingstock' comes from an Old English word meaning 'tree trunk' or 'wood'.