image courtesy of National Institutes of Health NIAID
A large group of clinical and basic scientists at Upstate is engaged in several activities related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
These include efforts to:
• Improve testing related to negative or inconclusive results.
• Precisely quantify the viral levels in patients as their disease progresses.
• Improve the care and therapies for COVID-19 patients.
• Determine factors that influence resistance to the disease or recovery.
• Identify social, biological and ecological factors that affect the rates of the disease in Central New York.
This summer, a lab at Upstate will become operational that will allow additional research to be safely conducted on COVID-19.
This image of the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19 was produced in February on an electron microscope at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease’s Rocky Mountain Laboratories in Montana, using a sample from a patient in the United States. Spikes on the surface of coronaviruses give the virus family its name. Corona is Latin for “crown.”