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Fighting Covid with Covid

Researchers design new COVID-19 therapy that uses the COVID-19 virus against itself.

illustration of SARS-CoV-2 COVID-10 virus. Credit Fusion Medical Animation, Unsplash

Behavior limits COVID-19 spread between University and community

The Penn State-led Centre County COVID-19 Data 4 Action Project reveals new insights about behavior and infection rates in Centre County during the pandemic.

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A potential new antiviral drug for COVID-19

An experimental drug may be a promising oral antiviral treatment for COVID-19, according to a new study that includes Penn State scientists.

SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, emerging from the surface of cells cultured in the lab
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illustration of 3 ways sars-cov-2 might develop vaccine resistance
Could SARS-CoV-2 evolve resistance to COVID-19 vaccines?

The evolution of SARS-CoV-2 could undermine the effectiveness of vaccines that are currently under development, according to a new study by Penn State researchers.

Bats hanging from wood

An international research team has found that the lineage that gave rise to the SARS-COV-2 virus has been circulating in bats for decades.

Researchers identify evolutionary origins of SARS-CoV-2

Interdisciplinary Response to pandemic

Penn State's Manufacturing and Sterilization for COVID-19 (MASC) Initiative has more than 350 members from across the University.

Doctor wearing filtration mask

Penn State's supercomputer takes on COVID-19

Researchers are using Penn State's supercomputer to address COVID-19 and problems created by the pandemic.

ICDS supercomputer

Global relationships aid Penn State faculty disease expert on COVID-19

Professor of Biology Matthew Ferrari uses global connections to advise Univeristy on COVID-19 pandemic.

Molecular image of the corona virus

New decontamination protocol permits reuse of N95 respirators

Aerosolized hydrogen peroxide inactivates viruses while maintaining proper mask fit.

N95 masks in fume hood

Killing coronavirus with UV light

Penn State researchers explore how to kill coronavirus with a handheld ultraviolet light device.

Bus under UV light

Wastewater sampling may give advanced warning of potential COVID-19 outbreaks

Wastewater sampling for coronavirus could alert University decision makers to a potential outbreak several days before individuals exhibit symptoms of an infection.

Installing flow meter into sewage network
Molecular image of the corona virus
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The COVID-19 pandemic affects all college students, but probably not equally
doctor examining child for yellow fever
Vector-borne diseases shaped human history and reveal race disparities

Movment affecting transmission

Nita Bharti has been awarded funding to study how people’s movement impacts COVID-19 transmission.

Nita Bharti

Virus protein takes over

Jean-Paul Armache awarded funding to study how a coronavirus protein takes over human protein-making machinery.

Jean-Paul Armache

Seeking Antiviral Targets

Joyce Jose has been awarded seed funding to search for antiviral and vaccine targets in SARS-Cov-2.

Joyce Jose in the laboratory.