Faculty of Medicine to lead drug trial into treatment of COVID-19 – University of Southampton

Southampton researchers are trialling an inhaled drug that could prevent worsening of COVID19 in those most at risk. The trial, led by Tom Wilkinson, Professor of Respiratory Medicince in the Faculty of Medicine and a consultant in respiratory medicine at University Hospital Southampton, will involve 100 patients at Southampton and up to ten other NHS hospitals taking […]

Universities join forces to help pandemic fight – University of Dundee and University of Glasgow

Scientists at the Universities of Dundee and Glasgow are combining their expertise to aid the global battle against coronavirus. The collaboration brings together world-leading researchers at Medical Research Council-funded units at both institutions to generate biological tools that will enable them to study the virus and identify ways of defeating it. The MRC Protein Phosphorylation […]

Whole genomes of coronavirus from UK patients sequenced by Sheffield scientists – University of Sheffield

Scientists at the University of Sheffield, in partnership with Sheffield Teaching Hospitals Virology team, have sequenced their first two genomes of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), with samples collected from patients treated in the UK.The genomes have been published to the international viral sequence database GISAID to help track the virus and investigate how it is […]

Research shows early and combined interventions crucial in tackling Covid-19 spread in China – University of Southampton

A study by the University of Southampton examining non-pharmaceutical interventions (NPIs) in response to the new coronavirus (COVID-19) in China shows that a range of early, coordinated and targeted measures are needed to help significantly reduce its spread. Researchers in the population mapping group WorldPop ran complex modelling, using anonymised data on both human movement […]

St George’s experts produce coronavirus guidance for GPs – St George’s University of London

SA group of St George’s primary care and infectious disease experts have produced new guidance for GPs on handling the current COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak. Published in the British Medical Journal today, the guidance provides advice for GPs on how to manage possible cases of COVID-19. Professor of General Practice at St George’s and senior author […]

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