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Covid-19 Related Research

September 10, 2021

Portable ‘Lab-on-a-chip’ Diagnostic Platform Can Rapidly Test Dozens of People for COVID-19

A first-of-its-kind portable disease diagnosis platform could help medical personnel quickly spot asymptomatic cases of COVID-19 and test for a variety of other ailments that are challenging to catch in their early stages. The “lab-on-a-chip” platform created by ... Read the story

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May 20, 2021

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

March 17, 2021

Data Shows How the Pandemic Changed Day-to-Day Life

For an entire year now, the pandemic has upended life. Using publicly available data, researchers in the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin have quantified the many ways day-to-day activity has changed since the ... Read the story

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February 04, 2021

Can COVID Vaccine Research Pave the Way for a Solution for All Coronaviruses?

The unprecedented scientific mobilization that has produced several viable COVID-19 vaccinations in just a year since the virus’ emergence has been more than a decade in the making. And even after widespread COVID vaccination occurs, the train that created ... Read the story

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