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USU's New Life Sciences Building


 

Coming to life

The campaign to build a new Life Sciences Building at Utah State University

Every aspiring Aggie scientist, engineer, physician and teacher, along with those who dream of  hundreds of other futures, enters Utah State University with the need for a solid foundation of science  learning. Each student yearns for an academic environment that fuels curiosity, discovery and propels  them toward life-enhancing, world-transforming opportunities.

USU's College of Science strives to fulfill these dreams by providing critical, gateway courses in 
biology, chemistry and other disciplines that enable students in all of the university's colleges to reach  higher and achieve growing benchmarks of excellence. Read More


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From left, USU undergrads Riannon Smith and Melena Garrett are investigating emerging CRISPR technology with USU biochemistry assistant professor Ryan Jackson, right. The two URCO recipients present their research on Utah's Capitol Hill Feb. 28.

Targeting Disease: USU Undergrads Explore Emerging 'CRISPR' Technology

Mention emerging CRISPR (pronounced “crisper”) technology and many people think of “designer babies.”
“When people hear ‘CRISPR,’ they think of a tool for editing DNA,” says Utah State University biochemist Ryan Jackson. “It’s actually an immune system found in bacteria.”
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USU undergrad researcher Garrett Rydalch, center, in harness, participates in an experiment with faculty mentor Dave Bolton, left, and undergrads Hunter Bell, seated at right, and Mahmoud Mansour, right. Rydalch presents to Utah legislators Feb. 28.

Falling for Science: USU Undergrad Researcher Explores Neuroscience

The split-second into a stumble and fall is filled with shocking terror, with a blink of time to react. The instant dread is warranted, as accidental tumbles send millions of Americans to emergency rooms each year. The problem is especially serious for the elderly, who are more likely to suffer debilitating injury or death....[Read More]

USU undergraduate researcher Matthew Thompson, right, with USDA-ARS support scientist Ellen Klinger, left, is investigating the effects of pesticides on honey bees. He presents research to Utah legislators Feb. 28.

Sticky Problem: USU Undergrad Researcher Investigates Honey Bee Decline

Modern chemical ingredients known as “adjuvants” make cosmetics, cleaning solutions and paints, as well as pesticides, glide on with ease in cost-effective application. But one type of these, potent organosilicone surfactants, may spell trouble for bees... [Read More]