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BYU Chemists Invent Faster and Cheaper Way to Measure Hepcidin

BYU Chemists Invent Faster and Cheaper Way to Measure Hepcidin

Watt wanted his lab to develop hepcidin inhibitors so that iron in patients with chronic inflammation could be properly distributed throughout the body. But Watt’s lab first needed a way to measure hepcidin-25 levels in body fluids. An antibody-based test—enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA)—can identify a specific protein from a sample, but the test is expensive and time consuming, according to Watt.

Running to Support Cancer Research

Running to Support Cancer Research

Parents pushing strollers, runners donning short shorts, BYU basketball players dressed as Batman, and countless others all gathered at the starting line of the annual Rex Lee Run on March 11, 2017.