A team of faculty and students have developed the face mask membrane that can capture and deactivate the SARS-CoV-2 spike protein on contact. The innovation is another layer of protection against COVID-19 that can help prevent the virus from spreading.
UK College of Medicine researcher Ilhem Messaoudi, Ph.D., has dedicated her career to developing a better understanding of how the immune system works, paving the way for improving how people respond to vaccines and infections.
Ilhem Messaoudi, Ph.D., chair of the University of Kentucky College of Medicine’s Department of Microbiology, Immunology, and Molecular Genetics, answers questions on the latest on SARS-CoV-2 and what we might expect in the future.
Since the early days of the pandemic, a group of UK faculty members have been collecting wastewater samples to test for COVID-19. They are now taking their work on the road in a white Ford van outfitted as a mobile wastewater testing facility.
Through the College of Medicine’s Alliance Program, UK formed the Kentucky Research Alliance for Lung Disease (K-RALD). Jamie Sturgill shares how K-RALD has created a biobank allowing researchers to ask and answer critical research questions.
Brain fog and long-hauler are two terms that many have come to know in recent months due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The struggles associated with the terms are nothing new for those who work in UK HealthCare’s Intensive Care Unit (ICU) Recovery Clinic.
The University of Kentucky is participating in a nationwide study that seeks to understand why some people have prolonged symptoms (long COVID) or develop new or returning symptoms after an acute bout of SARS-CoV-2 infection.