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Virginia Commonwealth University
VCU’s Medicines for All Institute partners with industry to secure the domestic pharmaceutical supply chain
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To prevent domestic shortages of critical medications, the Medicines for All Institute, based in the Virginia Commonwealth University College of Engineering, has joined forces with pharmaceutical industry leaders to bring manufacturing of vulnerable pharmaceuticals and their ingredients back to the United States.
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University of Washington
UW researchers respond to novel coronavirus (COVID-19)
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UW researchers are leading the way in the detection and prevention of COVID-19 and other coronaviruses.
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West Virginia University
WVU Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute and Oura Health unveil study to predict the outbreak of COVID-19 in healthcare professionals
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The West Virginia University Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute, WVU Medicine, and smart ring maker Oura Health today (April 8) announced a national study designed to accelerate early detection of the COVID-19 virus symptoms and contagiousness.
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West Virginia University
WVU team unmasks effective N95 alternatives
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WVU’s Timothy Nurkiewicz and a diverse team of researchers tested various masks and materials to determine viable alternatives to an N95 mask.
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Virginia Commonwealth University
‘We wanted to do something to help’: VCU Engineering lab produces hand sanitizer
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Hand sanitizer. Toilet paper. Disinfectant wipes. When the COVID-19 pandemic emptied store shelves of such in-demand products, Thomas D. Roper, Ph.D., figured his Virginia Commonwealth University College of Engineering lab could help with one of them: hand sanitizer.
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Texas Tech University
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Texas Tech University Join Forces to Develop 3D-Printed Face Masks, Shields to Fight COVID-19
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A collaborative group of faculty from Texas Tech University and the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) are joining forces to create 3D-printed face shields and face masks for health care workers in hopes of fighting the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19).
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University of Louisiana Lafayette
University volunteers create face shields for health care workers
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For University of Louisiana at Lafayette mechanical engineering instructor Yasmeen Qudsi, a 3-D printer, a computer-controlled “cutting plotter” and thousands of sheets of laminating paper have been essential supplies as she works remotely during the coronavirus outbreak.
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University of California, Riverside
Removing the novel coronavirus from the water cycle
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Scientists call for more research to understand whether water treatment methods kill the virus responsible for the COVID-19 pandemic.
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University of California, Riverside
New drug target found for COVID-19
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Anew potential drug target has been identified in SARS CoV-2 — the virus that causes COVID-19 — by scientists at the Center of Structural Genomics of Infectious Diseases, or CSGID, who say multiple drugs will be needed to treat the pandemic.
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University of California, Santa Barbara
The Power of Light
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Ultraviolet LEDs prove effective in eliminating coronavirus from surfaces and, potentially, air and water.
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University of California, Santa Barbara
UCSB: Tracking the Spread
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Second-year computer science major Eran Naveh has put together a website that tracks cases of COVID-19 in the U.S., allowing users to compare how the disease is impacting different states.
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Colorado State University
COVID-19 Solutions at Colorado State University
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Colorado State University has been recently active in COVID-19 research. The university has been asked by Gov. Jared Polis and the State of Colorado to lead testing qualification for protective masks in COVID-19 fight.
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University of Colorado Boulder
CU Boulder's Research & Innovation COVID-19 Impact
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Faculty, staff and students from across CU Boulder are discovering and creating new and innovative ways to address the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic—benefitting the university, the community, the state and the nation.
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Florida State University
Office of Research will allocate more than $400K toward COVID-19 projects
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Florida State University’s Office of Research will allocate over $400,000 to fund 26 interdisciplinary projects that address questions related to COVID-19.
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University of Florida
UF researchers respond to COVID-19
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The University of Florida research community is conducting vital research on the spread of COVID-19.
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University of Central Florida
UCF Receives NSF RAPID Award to Develop Cough Drops to Help Control COVID-19
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Backed by the National Science Foundation, researchers are working on developing a nanoparticle film that would “catch” and kill virus to better protect healthcare providers.
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University of South Florida
USF Medical Engineers to Mass Produce Face Shields for Protection Against Coronavirus
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As the number of coronavirus cases continues to grow, hospitals around the country are running out of face masks, shields and other personal protective equipment used to safeguard healthcare workers.
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University of Georgia
UGA researchers developing coronavirus vaccine
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A team of researchers at the University of Georgia are developing and testing new vaccines and immunotherapies to combat the novel coronavirus that has infected hundreds of thousands across the world.
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Northern Illinois University
NIU faculty ramp up COVID-19 research
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Amid the busy transition to remote teaching, NIU faculty members also have pivoted aspects of their research programs to turn attention to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Southern Illinois University
SIU makes final COVID-19 test component delivery to state after successful effort
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Southern Illinois University Carbondale today will ship its final batch of a crucial COVID-19 test element to state of Illinois health officials, bringing the team’s final production tally to 115,000 vials of Viral Transport Medium.
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University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Illinois RapidVent: Working prototype of an emergency ventilator for COVID-19 patients
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On March 16, 2020, a team of more than 40 engineers, doctors, medical professionals, designers, and manufacturing experts from industry launched an Apollo 13-style project to help address that need.
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Purdue University
Purdue develops application to quantify impact of COVID-19 on research programs
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To measure and document the level of disruption caused by COVID-19, Purdue University and Microsoft are collaborating on a tool that allows campus researchers to input information about how specific sponsored programs have been affected.
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Kansas State University
Kansas State University Responds to COVID-19
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 As a land-grant university, Kansas State University is actively involved in the fight against COVID-19, including research projects, outreach efforts and faculty experts.
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University of Kentucky
UK Gets NSF Funding to Develop Face Mask that Can Deactivate COVID-19
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University of Kentucky engineering professor Dibakar Bhattacharyya recently announced he had the concept and the means to develop a medical face mask that would capture and deactivate COVID-19 on contact.
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University of Louisville
UofL developing robot to disinfect areas with coronavirus risk
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Many doctors, nurses, EMTs and other health care workers have risked infection while fighting the coronavirus pandemic. But researchers at the University of Louisville think they have a solution that could help reduce that risk.
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Massachusetts Institute of Technology
MIT initiates mass manufacture of disposable face shields for Covid-19 response
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A team from MIT has designed disposable face shields that can be mass produced quickly to address hospitals’ needs nationwide.
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Michigan State University
Michigan State Researchers Respond to COVID-19
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Michigan State researchers respond to COVID-19.
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University of Michigan
University of Michigan: Researching a Global Pandemic
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Researchers across a wide variety of disciplines at the University of Michigan are using their expertise to address the global COVID-19 pandemic.
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Wayne State University
Wayne State COVID-19 Research
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As with many universities and communities facing the COVID-19 pandemic, Wayne State University has adjusted its research support and programs during this period to best manage the challenge at hand for the health and well-being of all.
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University of Montana
UM Researchers Work on COVID-19 Vaccine
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Researchers in the Center for Translational Medicine at the University of Montana have been awarded $2.5 million in funding from the National Institutes of Health to identify and advance a COVID-19 vaccine candidate.
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