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Released: 7-Apr-2020 6:40 PM EDT
UW Medicine recruiting for app to predict next outbreak
University of Washington School of Medicine

UW Medicine is recruiting 25,000 people nationwide to test out a smartphone app that's intended to predict outbreaks of infections such as cold, flu, or other virus outbreaks. The app is a project funded by the Defense Department’s Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, which makes investments in technologies that support national security.

Newswise: UCLA web app will enlist public’s help in slowing the spread of COVID-19
Released: 7-Apr-2020 5:05 PM EDT
UCLA web app will enlist public’s help in slowing the spread of COVID-19
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences

UCLA researchers have launched an app called Stop COVID-19 Together, which is designed to predict the spread of COVID-19 throughout the community and to assess the effectiveness of current measures in that community, including physical distancing. The app will build a map of possible hotspots where there may be a higher risk for accelerated spread of the disease.

Released: 7-Apr-2020 4:10 PM EDT
UAB among first in the U.S. to offer clinical trial for the treatment of patients with severe COVID-19 using nitric oxide
University of Alabama at Birmingham

iNO has been used for the treatment of failing lungs, but it was also found to have antiviral properties against coronaviruses.The University of Alabama at Birmingham has been selected to begin enrolling patients in an international study assessing the use of inhaled nitric oxide (iNO) to improve outcomes for COVID-19 patients with severely damaged lungs.

Released: 7-Apr-2020 4:05 PM EDT
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health to Hold COVID-19 Expert Media Briefing
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health is launching the first in a series of press briefings at 2:30–3 p.m. EDT on Thursday, April 9.

Released: 7-Apr-2020 3:05 PM EDT
Engineered virus might be able to block coronavirus infections, mouse study shows
American Society for Microbiology (ASM)

No vaccines exist that protect people against infections by coronaviruses, including SARS-CoV-2, which causes COVID-19, or the ones that cause SARS and MERS. As COVID-19 continues to wreak havoc, many labs around the world have developed a laser-like focus on understanding the virus and finding the best strategy for stopping it.

Released: 7-Apr-2020 2:20 PM EDT
Seeking COVID cures: Scientists find promising first step in antiviral treatment
Cornell University

Researchers from Cornell University have identified a possible target for antiviral treatment for COVID-19.

Newswise: Study Demonstrates the Need for Immediate ICU Care for Severe COVID-19 Pneumonia, Describes Patient Characteristics
Released: 7-Apr-2020 1:45 PM EDT
Study Demonstrates the Need for Immediate ICU Care for Severe COVID-19 Pneumonia, Describes Patient Characteristics
American Thoracic Society (ATS)

Researchers have identified the most common clinical characteristics of 109 patients with COVID-19 related pneumonia who died in Wuhan, China in the early stages of the coronavirus pandemic, according to a new study published online in the Annals of the American Thoracic Society.

Released: 7-Apr-2020 1:25 PM EDT
Newswise Live Expert Panel for April 9, 2020: COVID-19 Updates, Emergency Preparedness, Healthcare Workers, Economic Actions by U.S. Government
Newswise

As the COVID crisis continues to test the capacity of the healthcare system, what interventions are necessary to turn the tide of new infections, will the relief package have an impact, and how will a prolonged shutdown affect our economy?


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