COVID-19 Research

“COVID-19 Research” is a new post series established to highlight the CBC universities and scientists who aid in the race to develop vaccine and / or cure to combat SARS CoV-2 — the virus responsible for the COVID-19 pandemic.


2020

July 7, 2020
COVID-19 research
Wouldn’t you like to know — within 5 minutes — whether you are / were sick with COVID-19?
A UChicago team of scientists, including recent CBC Awardee Jun Huang, receives a grant to develop a hand-held device capable of simultaneous detection of both, the COVID-19-causing virus — SARS-CoV-2 — and the antibodies against it
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May 20, 2020
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A “quick and easy” COVID-19 test
This is a goal of NU scientists, including two past CBC awardees Michael Jewett and Joshua Leonard, who are co-PIs on a new NSF RAPID grant aiming to develop a one-stop infectious diseases testing device
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May 20, 2020
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Will remdesivir-baricitinib combo synergize in fighting COVID-19?
Kudos to CBC member institution — UIC — for continuing their efforts to find effective COVID-19 therapeutics
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May 8, 2020
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Could vitamin D help reduce severity of COVID-19 symptoms?
NU scientists led by a past CBC awardee Vadim Backman find a correlation between potential severe vitamin D deficiency and severity of complications and higher mortality rates among COVID-19 patients
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April 27, 2020
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“Prevent the vent”
The UChicago Medicine doctors’ mantra — “prevent the vent” — appears to be working surprisingly well: Using a non-invasive method to provide oxygen helped 40% of COVID-19 patients avoid mechanical ventilation
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April 17, 2020
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The world is waiting…
…Is the ‘cliffhanger ending’ in yesterday’s STAT’s article reporting the very first preliminary data from a clinical trial designed to assess the potential of remdesivir to treat severely sick COVID-19 patients and performed at a CBC university hospital, UChicago Medicine
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April 14, 2020
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A gift of blood
A CBC member university — the UChicago Medicine — begins testing antiviral antibodies-containing plasma donated by recovered COVID-19 patients to see if it could help those still critically ill fight off the infection
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April 14, 2020
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3-D printer to the rescue
Northwestern scientists, led by former CBC Lever Award recipient Chad Mirkin, employ their brand new technology to speedily produce facial shields — a crucial component of personal protective equipment (PPE) that literally shields health care providers working with the COVID-19 patients from the virus
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April 10, 2020
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The very speech that struck the chord
Looking back, Emily Landon, UChicago, might have been one of the major influencers behind the “flattening of the curve” and helping to save lives in Chicago, Illinois and beyond during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic
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April 9, 2020
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NU and UIC launch COVID-19 drug trials
As part of a new international clinical drug trial, which currently involves 54 medical centers globally, two CBC universities — NU and UIC — begin to enroll COVID-19 patients to evaluate the clinical efficacy of the anti-viral drug remdesivir
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April 8, 2020
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What if the anti-COVID-19 meds could be produced 10 times faster than on average?
That is a goal of CBC Awardee Michael Jewett, NU, who plans to employ bacterial extracts in order to scale up the new anti-SARS CoV-2 antibody bioengineering in vitro
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March 31, 2020
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A heartwarming COVID-19 story
Scientists at UChicago, many with ties to the CBC, organized a cross-division multi-lab collaborative collection of personal protective equipment (PPE) to donate to the UChicago Medicine Hospital fighting the COVID-19 pandemic
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March 26, 2020
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UChicago one of six founders of C3.ai DTI
Six research universities, including a CBC member university, UChicago, strike a new partnership — C3.ai Digital Transformation Institute — which will focus its most imminent efforts on combating the COVID-19 pandemic
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March 26, 2020
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Of SARS CoV-2 RNA
CBC Awardee Chuan He, UChicago, refocuses his lab’s efforts to decode the role RNA modifications play in COVID-19
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March 20, 2020
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NU team deciphers new COVID-19 protein complex
Hot off the press: Atomic structure of a novel SARS CoV-2 structural component, a protein complex called nsp10/16, mapped by NU scientists led by a CBC recent awardee, Karla Satchell
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March 3, 2020
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The first unveiling of the COVID-19 coronavirus partial structure takes place in Chicago
Congratulations are due to a CBC affiliate, Andrzej Joachimiak, UChicago and Argonne National Laboratory and to recent CBC Accelerator Award recipient, Karla Satchell, NU
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March 3, 2020
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Understanding viruses
A CBC Catalyst Award to Yuan He, NU, helps to decipher a paramyxovirus polymerase 3D structure; a CBC affiliate, Robert Lamb, NU, co-authors the publication
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