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One PhD Candidate’s Path to BYU

One PhD Candidate’s Path to BYU

PhD candidate Ashari Kannangara came to BYU from Sri Lanka to study how to make chemotherapy more effective. “I have seen a lot of people go through the pain of cancer,” she said. One of those was her uncle, who battled bladder cancer for several years. She witnessed...
A Forgotten Relic Holds Clues to the Future

A Forgotten Relic Holds Clues to the Future

In 1975, the fossilized remains of a 35-ft mosasaur, the Prognathadon stadtmani, were discovered by fifteen-year-old Gary L. Thompson* near Delta, Colorado. These remains were excavated by a team of paleontologists from BYU soon after and have been kept in the stores...
Speed Diagnosis for Sepsis

Speed Diagnosis for Sepsis

The current methods for detecting bacterial infection in the blood and whether those bacteria are resistant to common antibiotics can sometimes take an entire day—which is more time than a patient with sepsis can afford. Dr. Adam Woolley from the chemistry department,...
Playing with Swarms

Playing with Swarms

Hearing Dr. Michael Goodrich talk about his research in human-robot interaction, you might not realize that he works at all. “[Human-robot interaction is] a great place to play,” Goodrich said. “It’s mostly play for me. . . . If it has a human and it has a robot, I am...