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New name, same great department - Coming Fall 2021!

We are happy to announce a name change for our department and major. The Department of Physiology and Developmental Biology, established in 2002, will become The Department of Cell Biology and Physiology.
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New research on Alzheimer’s Disease shows ‘lifestyle origin at least in some degree’

New BYU research cites diet & lifestyle as part of the origin of Alzheimer's––the brain loses its ability to use glucose.
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ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE, A DISORDER OF A ‘STARVING BRAIN’

Alzheimer’s disease is a metabolic disorder of the brain, impairing the ability to metabolize glucose while maintaining the ability to metabolize ketones.
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New BYU Study Shows that Consumption of Tree Nuts can Impact Fertility

Check out a study where PDBIO professor Tim Jenkins worked with a multi-institutional team researching tree nuts’ effects on sperm epigenetic patterns.
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Exploring New Research Avenues For Neural Tube Defects

Learn how BYU PhD student, Micah Ross, has tested three environmental toxicants to see if and how they cause defects within the first few weeks of fetal development.
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PDBIO Alum Talks about how her Major Helped her in Medical School

Watch a Dr. Law talk about her experience as a PDBIO major and how it helped her in medical school.
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PDBIO Graduation 2020

Honor the PDBIO graduates of 2020 during this unusual semester by hearing their names read across campus as well as other graduation messages.
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College Graduation 2020

See messages for all students graduating from the College of Life Sciences. If you are graduating, upload your picture using the LS Graduation Filter. Congrats, Class of 2020!
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BYU Forum: The plagues of prosperity

July 28, 2019 05:32 PM
Benjamin Bikman, professor of physiology and developmental biology, delivered the Forum address on Tuesday. He discussed “the plagues of prosperity” that result from insulin resistance and how we can overcome those problems to improve our health.
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PDBIO Graduation 2021

Honor the PDBIO graduates of 2021 during this semester by hearing their names read across campus as well as other graduation messages.
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