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CELL T-shirts are on sale now!



Available in blue, gray, and white.


$5.00

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CELL 2022 Honored Graduating Student: Bailey Calder


Bailey Calder is the Cell Biology and Physiology Department's 2022 Honored Graduating Student!
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Innovation begets innovation: Student initiative evolves into patented solution


From undergraduate education to patent and biotech startup, cutting-edge research recently published in Nucleic Acids Research from the Hill lab demonstrates how BYU mentorship empowers students to innovate and achieve.
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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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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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