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By Haley Glasmann
Exercise Science (Sports Performance) Major, College of Science, Engineering and Technology

Looking for a great way to get involved on campus and further your knowledge in your major? Then consider joining one of Grand Canyon University’s on-campus research groups! Here are four reasons to consider getting involved in a research group in the College of Science, Engineering and Technology:

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By Ramesh Velupillaimani, PhD
Faculty, College of Science, Engineering and Technology

By Katie Farrell
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Major, College of Science, Engineering and Technology

Infectious diseases are the cause of millions of deaths, especially in third-world countries. One-half of the deaths in developing countries are caused by infectious diseases. These deaths would be prevented if there were affordable and effective novel medicines to treat diseases (Elisha, et al).

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By Ramesh Velupillaimani, PhD
Faculty, College of Science, Engineering and Technology

By Nicolas Sever
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Major, College of Science, Engineering and Technology

Starting roughly 3.8 billion years ago, a war was started – the pistol of the Grand Race for Planetary Dominance was fired and genetically based organisms (that’s all of them) began adapting, shuffling their cards and applying new techniques in their will to reign over the animals that were slower to adapt. Some mechanisms worked, and the empires of their respective kingdoms expanded. Some techniques failed, however, and the inventors of such machinations were forced to fold – this planet was no longer theirs. Those who did survive found themselves engaged in an even more difficult conflict: Their opponents had upgraded their weaponry, forged alliances and purchased vassals.

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Do you have dreams of attending medical school, but are worried about the work load, time commitment and dedication it requires? Preparing for advanced schooling can be an intimidating, yet rewarding process! To help you in this transition, here are four tips that will better prepare you and lead you to success in medical school:  

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By Ilse Kremer, MA, MS
Faculty, College of Science, Engineering and Technology 

Do you tend to stay awake late into the night, and have trouble getting up in the morning?

Well, a tired mind may not be your fault at all, depending on your age.

As I tell my students in anatomy lab while we study the various glands of the endocrine system, there are hormonal mechanisms going on in your body that are largely beyond your control.

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If you have decided to earn a biology degree, you may be wondering whether to choose an emphasis in pre-medicine or pre-pharmacy. While each of these STEM programs provides a quality education and opportunities for success after graduation, the Bachelor of Science in Biology with an Emphasis in Pre-Medicine or Pre-Pharmacy each has their differences. Continue reading to learn about what makes these programs unique:

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By Will Primack, MD
Faculty, College of Science, Engineering and Technology

When I walk into my 7 am pathophysiology class, I see enthusiastic and motivated students. It was not like this during the first week of class, though, because the typical college student thinks that if they are simply present in class and catching a few ZZZ’s, then they will be able to pass with flying colors.

Not so at Grand Canyon University!

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Grand Canyon University offers high-quality degree programs in exercise science. These programs are designed for students who have a passion for learning about the human body in terms of exercise and sports-related principles in dealing with physical movement. With a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science with an Emphasis in Sports Performance, there are many career paths you may choose to take. 

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