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COVID-19 Crisis Response

COVID-19 Crisis Response, July/August 2021
Reproductive Health in the Time of COVID
In spring 2020, the pandemic began shutting down the world—restaurants, colleges, even entire cities felt emptied and closed. A cloud of uncertainty lingered over most parts of the world and altered our daily schedules and tasks. But for a wide segment of society, it wasn’t the toilet paper, or the masks, or the isolation from their families that hurt the worst—it was the sudden uncertainty around one of the most fundamental aspects of our lives: reproduction... Read more
COVID-19 Crisis Response, May/June 2021
Fighting COVID-19 With Lung-Chips
The novel coronavirus is a new kind of enemy. Now, the United States Army has added a cutting-edge tool to its arsenal to better understand this threat: “organs-on-chips” that recapitulate the microarchitecture and function of living human lungs... Read more
COVID-19 Crisis Response, January/February 2021
Versatile Graphene Underlies New COVID-Zapping Air Filter
Researchers have developed new ways to use the extremely versatile material graphene, and a company is now building on that work to manufacture an air-filtration device that kills bacteria and viruses—including the virus responsible for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)—on contact... Read more
COVID-19 Crisis Response, July/August 2020
New, At-Home Antibody Test For Detecting, Tracking COVID-19
The test will be part of a large U.S. study to understand prevalence, post-infection immunity and potential lingering health impacts. An at-home test for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) could be released commercially as early as August, according to Scanwell Health of... Read more
COVID-19 Crisis Response, July/August 2020
COVID-19 Testing: What New Mexico Did Right
Unlike many other states across America that struggled to get enough diagnostic tests for coronavirus 2019 disease (COVID-19) this past spring, New Mexico was able to not only meet the demand for testing symptomatic patients, but was able to begin... Read more
COVID-19 Crisis Response, July/August 2020
Unmasked Behavior
Faced with the evidence, scientists ponder why everyone doesn’t wear a mask After initial assertions that the wearing of face masks was an unnecessary public health tool in the prevention of the spread of COVID-19, the advice coming out of the... Read more
COVID-19 Crisis Response, March/April 2020
Quick-Thinking Turns Out Low-Cost Ventilators
As the number of coronavirus 2019 disease (COVID–19) cases in the United States began mounting in the early weeks of March, healthcare workers raised the alarm about a looming shortage of ventilators to treat patients. On March 30, Ford Motor... Read more
COVID-19 Crisis Response
Testing PPE: Are DIY masks a viable alternative to address shortages?
As the global pandemic caused by the COVID-19 virus continues to spread, researchers from across the world are harnessing their skills and opening their labs to contribute to solutions for managing and addressing the health crisis. One area identified by... Read more