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Two BYU professors are reporting discoveries they believe have "great potential to impact Alzheimer’s disease in the future.” They have identified a gene variant that seems to have a protective effect against the disease. Learn more about this promising research in Forbes and WebMD.

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BYU's combined choirs recently debuted "Wishes and Candles," their new service-centered Christmas music video and inspiring contribution to this year's #LightTheWorld campaign.

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Pondering, especially the scriptures, leads to greater conversion and revelation.

In this week's BYU devotional, general Sunday School second counselor Brian K. Ashton shared that consistently doing the small things, like praying and studying the scriptures daily, brings the Spirit into our lives, keeps us from being deceived, and gives us the strength to obtain eternal life. Watch the complete devotional or view video highlights.

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Get married or wait? Major life decisions are complex, especially for millennials, who grapple with how to prioritize education, career, and marriage. Learn why many emerging adults love the idea of marriage but often push it aside.
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Alumna Marguerite Gong Hancock directs efforts at the Computer History Museum in California and curates an annual Christmas crèche exhibit. In 2007, amid her career and volunteer work, she was diagnosed with breast cancer. Read her story of survival and gratitude.
Olympian Jared Ward running on the slat flats
BYU grad and adjunct stats professor Jared Ward finished sixth in the 2016 Olympic marathon and is now looking to 2020 for another run at a medal. In this Olympic Channel video profile, Ward shares how his analytical mind and passion for teaching combine to help him excel in marathon running.
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BYU’s invite to Common Ground II, a forum for LGBTQ advocates and representatives of faith-based schools to discuss sexual orientation and religious freedom in college sports, led to a campus visit by the NCAA's director of inclusion. Now BYU associate athletic director Liz Darger sits on the Common Ground leadership team. Read about BYU's involvement.
Author Brandon Sanderson teaches writing
Bestselling author and BYU alum Brandon Sanderson teaches a creative writing class at BYU for one semester each year. He tells aspiring writers to not stress about getting published but to concentrate on getting better at the art. Every time he teaches the class, it seems, one or two of his students go pro.
Six straight sweet sixteen wins for women's volleyball
With wins at home over American University and Oregon, the 13th-seeded Cougars travel to play no. 4 Kentucky in the NCAA regionals Friday at noon EST. Check the schedule for broadcast and streaming details.
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BYU Men's Chorus just added a new release to Set Apart, their soulful album of missionary hymns. Download "It Is Well with My Soul," a gift to all who serve or share in the spirit of missionary work.

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