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Astrofest Brings Children to the Stars

Astrofest Brings Children to the Stars

Astronomical processes and changes occur slowly on a timescale of years, decades, and millennia. That was not the case at BYU’s fast-moving Astrofest, the annual Department of Physics and Astronomy event that brings elementary school children to the stars for an afternoon.

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.

Wanted: Female Physicists

Wanted: Female Physicists

Durfee is the organizer of the BYU GALs (Girls and Light) Program—an annual event held on BYU campus that introduces girls to the physics behind light and electronics.