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BYU team helps create diagnostic tool that achieves accuracy of PCR tests with faster, simpler nanopore system

April 09, 2024 03:21 PM
A new diagnostic tool developed by Brigham Young University and UC Santa Cruz researchers can test for SARS-CoV-2 and Zika virus with the same or better accuracy as high-precision PCR tests in a matter of hours.

Innovative group of BYU students roll out new AI tech to solve parking problems

By Shelby Clark March 19, 2024 08:12 AM
A group of enterprising BYU students aim to significantly — if not entirely — reduce parking violations in paid parking lots, college and otherwise. And their idea, an AI detection and tracking system called Spot Parking (more on that in a minute), just got a major endorsement and $12,000 in cash by winning the 2024 BYU Student Innovator of the Year (SIOY) competition.

Student innovator showcase features BYU students with bright ideas

By Mabel Teerlink February 28, 2024 11:07 AM
Showcase participants presented creative solutions to real-world problems.

Life and Breath: Interdisciplinary BYU team travels to Nepal to study health effects of air pollution

By Christie Allen February 21, 2024 02:33 PM
An interdisciplinary BYU team recently came together to conduct a research study in Nepal, aiming to measure brick workers’ exposure to pollutants and to assess their respiratory health. The eventual goal is to determine what information, technology and strategies they can develop with the Nepali people to help them improve their well-being.