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Covid-19 Related Research

August 06, 2020

Finding Blood's Breaking Point: New Research Aims to Explore the Relationship Between Coronavirus and Blood Clots

Blood clots have emerged as one of an increasing number of deadly side effects of the novel coronavirus in some patients. Cockrell School of Engineering researchers are embarking on a project to learn more about the onset of thromboembolism, ... Read the story

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June 25, 2020

New Sensor May Soon Test for Coronavirus and Flu Simultaneously

The novel coronavirus has been compared with the flu almost from the moment it emerged in late 2019. They share a variety of symptoms, and in many cases, an influenza test is part of the process for diagnosing COVID-19. Researchers at The ... Read the story

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June 04, 2020

Researchers Aim to Develop Coronavirus Vaccine Using Antigen 'Dance Partners' for the Immune System’s Defenses

Researchers worldwide are racing to develop a vaccine for the novel coronavirus as it spreads rapidly, with hundreds of COVID-19 therapies and vaccine projects in progress. A crucial part of that process is understanding how the virus interacts with ... Read the story

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June 03, 2020

COVID-19 Convalescent Plasma Therapy is Safe, With 76% of Patients Improving

The country’s first peer-reviewed study of a COVID-19 treatment that transfuses blood plasma from recovered patients into critically ill patients shows 19 out of 25 patients improving, including 11 discharged from the hospital. On March 28, Houston Methodist Hospital ... Read the story

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May 28, 2020

Modeling COVID-19: New Forecasts Explore Coronavirus Predictions, Medical Logistics and the Future of Transportation

SARS-CoV-2, and the COVID-19 disease it causes, only emerged late last year, and its rapid spread around the world has experts racing to find ways to forecast its impact. Several researchers in the Cockrell School of Engineering are putting ... Read the story

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May 08, 2020

Blowing Up the Coronavirus: New Research Aims to Remove COVID-19 from Big Indoor Areas with Diesel Engines

A group of researchers at the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin are pursuing a plan to do something a lot of us would like to: incinerate the novel coronavirus.

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May 04, 2020

Texas Engineering Graduate Students Step Up to Help COVID-19 Testing Companies

The rapid spread of the novel coronavirus has galvanized the engineering and scientific community into an all-hands on deck mentality. And students from the Cockrell School of Engineering and across the university are stepping up to help testing companies ... Read the story

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May 02, 2020

We’ve all heard how medical masks are in short supply as health care workers address the COVID-19 pandemic; a motivated group at The University of Texas at Austin is doing something about it…in 3D.

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April 29, 2020

As Deep Cleaning Increases with COVID-19, Researchers Aim to Identify Which Disinfectants and Masks Work Best Together

The spread of coronavirus has spurred massive efforts to consistently disinfect everything from office buildings to schools to city buses. New cross-discipline research from the Cockrell School of Engineering aims to help minimize exposure to chemical byproducts created during ... Read the story

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April 22, 2020

Making Masks Active with Soap to Protect Against Coronavirus

Soap has emerged as one of the most effective weapons to combat coronavirus – it’s why washing hands thoroughly has become even more important during the pandemic. Texas Engineering researchers are teaming up with a group from the University ... Read the story

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