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Dr. John S.K. Kauwe is named President of BYU-Hawaii

He will also continue his world-class Alzheimer's disease research
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Dr. John "Keoni" Kauwe has a successful track record of scholarship, teaching, mentoring, and leadership. He is best known for enabling undergraduates to develop their scientific skills in an uplifting environment that supports individual growth. He and his team collaborate with world-class scientists from around the world as they tackle some of the most important scientific questions. For more information about Dr. Kauwe and his recent efforts see the links below.

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BYU study takes next step toward treatment for Alzheimer’s disease

June 02, 2020 09:05 AM
A new study published by five BYU professors and five BYU students puts researchers one massive step closer to the development of more effective treatments for Alzheimer's disease.
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As they continue march through NCAA tournament, soccer stars cherish role in life-saving BYU humanitarian program

May 15, 2020 09:41 AM
Senior soccer stars Lizzy Braby and Rachel Lyman have played a major role in dozens of wins over their BYU career. But their biggest win to date came thousands of miles away as part of BYU's Rheumatic Relief program.
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BYU genetic researchers solve a giant mystery: How Shawn Bradley got to be so tall

May 15, 2020 09:32 AM
Former basketball pro has incredibly unique combination of genetic variants that affect height
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Inspired BYU grad a force against global disease

May 15, 2020 09:10 AM
As a young girl growing up in Lagos, Nigeria, Moremi Hamblin saw her parents as prime examples of the difference an education can make in the quality of life.
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BYU researchers identify gene variation that protects against Alzheimer’s disease

May 15, 2020 08:54 AM
BYU biologists have discovered a rare genetic variant that helps people who should get Alzheimer's remain healthy.

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Alzheimer's Disease Facts and the Future, Topic of BYU Forum

May 15, 2020 08:59 AM
Most people have a loved one or acquaintance who is dealing with the heartache of Alzheimer's disease. For Keoni Kauwe, a professor of biology, that loved one was his grandmother, Hattie Serrao, he said at the Forum on Tuesday.
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Cougar Queries: "Our research has helped to discover 19 new genetic risk factors for Alzheimer’s disease."

May 15, 2020 09:35 AM
Cougar Queries is a series profiling BYU employees by asking them a few simple questions about their work, interests and life. Today we meet Keoni Kauwe, associate professor of biology. 

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High blood pressure associated with lower risk for Alzheimer's

May 15, 2020 09:07 AM
Cambridge, University of Washington and BYU collaborate on massive study
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BYU plays major role in discovery of new Alzheimer's risk gene

May 15, 2020 09:09 AM
An international team of researchers reports in this week’s issue of the New England Journal of Medicine that a rare variant of TREM2, a gene associated with the immune system, is linked to a higher risk of Alzheimer’s.

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BYU research in Nature: Rare gene variants double Alzheimer's risk

May 15, 2020 09:02 AM
BYU researchers — including one undergraduate student — are part of a team that has identified gene variations that double a person’s risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease later in life.

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BYU prof part of Alzheimer’s Disease Consortium that identifies four new genes for Alzheimer’s Disease risk

May 15, 2020 08:46 AM
A Brigham Young University scientist is part of a consortium that, in the largest study of its kind, identified four new genes linked to Alzheimer’s disease. Each gene individually adds to the risk of having this common form of dementia later in life.  These new genes offer a portal into what causes Alzheimer’s disease and is a major advance in the field.

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BYU prof part of large team that linked two new genes to Alzheimer’s disease

May 15, 2020 09:00 AM
Brigham Young University biology professor John “Keoni” Kauwe is part of an international research team that reports the existence of two genes associated with Alzheimer’s disease in the new issue of Nature Genetics.

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