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Covid-19 Related Research

November 02, 2020

Hot or Cold, Weather Alone Has No Significant Effect on COVID-19 Spread

The link between weather and COVID-19 is complicated. Weather influences the environment in which the coronavirus must survive before infecting a new host. But it also influences human behavior, which moves the virus from one host to another. Research ... Read the story

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October 23, 2020

How COVID Has Changed Water Use, and What it Means for Utilities

In the pre-pandemic world, peak water usage times were fairly predictable. Office buildings, manufacturing facilities and other commercial uses were busy during the day but quiet on weekends. Residential areas saw peaks in the early morning and evening.

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September 29, 2020

According to the Water Research Foundation, the average person mindlessly flushes the toilet about five times a day, sending wastewater down pipes into city sewers and on to treatment plants. It’s easy to forget there’s a whole system running ... Read the story

September 11, 2020

Antibody Test Developed for COVID-19 That is Sensitive, Specific and Scalable

An antibody test for the virus that causes COVID-19, developed by researchers at The University of Texas at Austin in collaboration with Houston Methodist and other institutions, is more accurate and can handle a much larger number of donor samples at ... Read the story

August 24, 2020

COVID-19 Tracking Website Shows Counties Most at Risk for an Outbreak

People living in some of the largest U.S. cities and their surrounding areas face the highest risk of contracting COVID-19 in the near future, according to a new set of online dashboards created by researchers in the Cockrell School of Engineering ... Read the story

August 06, 2020

Finding Blood's Breaking Point: New Research Aims to Explore the Relationship Between Coronavirus and Blood Clots

Blood clots have emerged as one of an increasing number of deadly side effects of the novel coronavirus in some patients. Cockrell School of Engineering researchers are embarking on a project to learn more about the onset of thromboembolism, ... Read the story

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June 25, 2020

New Sensor May Soon Test for Coronavirus and Flu Simultaneously

The novel coronavirus has been compared with the flu almost from the moment it emerged in late 2019. They share a variety of symptoms, and in many cases, an influenza test is part of the process for diagnosing COVID-19. Researchers at The ... Read the story

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June 04, 2020

Researchers Aim to Develop Coronavirus Vaccine Using Antigen 'Dance Partners' for the Immune System’s Defenses

Researchers worldwide are racing to develop a vaccine for the novel coronavirus as it spreads rapidly, with hundreds of COVID-19 therapies and vaccine projects in progress. A crucial part of that process is understanding how the virus interacts with ... Read the story

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June 03, 2020

COVID-19 Convalescent Plasma Therapy is Safe, With 76% of Patients Improving

The country’s first peer-reviewed study of a COVID-19 treatment that transfuses blood plasma from recovered patients into critically ill patients shows 19 out of 25 patients improving, including 11 discharged from the hospital. On March 28, Houston Methodist Hospital ... Read the story

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May 28, 2020

Modeling COVID-19: New Forecasts Explore Coronavirus Predictions, Medical Logistics and the Future of Transportation

SARS-CoV-2, and the COVID-19 disease it causes, only emerged late last year, and its rapid spread around the world has experts racing to find ways to forecast its impact. Several researchers in the Cockrell School of Engineering are putting ... Read the story