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BYU blood test can detect presence of deadly superbugs in less than one hour

November 09, 2020
Four BYU professors across four disciplines — molecular biology, chemistry, integrated optics and chemical processing — have created a method to extract superbugs from whole blood, prep them for testing and then provide a diagnosis all in under one hour.


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Fire research from BYU creating better, faster models to predict how wildfires burn

September 04, 2019
New Department of Defense-sponsored research from BYU’s Fire Research Lab is getting into the microscopic details of how fast wildfires burn.
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BYU home to nation's best chemical engineering student

December 11, 2018
BYU professor also wins prestigious chemical engineering honor
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BYU researchers develop a new wildfire smoke emissions model

August 22, 2018
Hazy, smoke-filled skies can have serious health effects
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This desert plant defies gravity by collecting water upside-down with tiny leaf hairs

June 05, 2016
Syntrichia caninervis (aka seriously awesome desert moss) uses tiny hair-like structures on its leaves to absorb water from the atmosphere until droplets form and flow to the leaf. And sometimes it does it upside-down.

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BYU researchers speeding up process of making vaccines

November 17, 2015
Researchers at BYU have devised a system to speed up the process of making life-saving vaccines for new viruses.

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BYU's mentoring factory: Getting undergraduates into research

October 14, 2015
Giving undergraduate students research opportunities is a priority at BYU. Alonzo Cook takes that charge very seriously. Cook, a chemical engineering professor, has 86 undergraduate students working in his lab.

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BYU technology tackles climate change by freezing carbon

September 27, 2015
This August, President Obama announced an ambitious plan to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 32 percent by 2030. BYU professor Larry Baxter is developing a technology that can actually do it.

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