Participating in research helps further knowledge that impacts generations to come.
UNC Health is now collecting convalescent plasma donations from COVID-19 survivors. The plasma of survivors contains the antibodies that fought off coronavirus and could help others who have not yet developed their own antibodies to fight the virus.
The Baric Lab at UNC Gillings School of Public Health, in partnership with Gilead Sciences, has found that Remdesivir has been effective in treating patients with COVID-19.
A drug called EIDD-2801 has shown positive outcomes on lung function in mice when used as a prophylactic and as a treatment during infection.
During a time of uncertainty for many Americans, some are stepping forward to get involved in research that could help develop a vaccine for coronavirus. Jennifer Haller, a Seattle native, was the first person to receive an experimental coronavirus vaccine developed by the NIH and Moderna Inc.
Intravaginal rings are a one-size-fits-all product, but Rahina Benhabbour wanted to change that. Using 3D printing for her startup company AnelleO, she developed an alternative that could change and personalize women’s health therapies.