Research

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    Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is?

    April 13, 2020 How the coronavirus is messing with our perceptions of time. It’s a phenomenon called temporal disintegration, and it kicks in when the future is uncertain.

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    California university researchers join the global race to fight coronavirus

    April 13, 2020 Virologists like Mike Buchmeier at UC Irvine’s Center for Virus Research [is] studying exactly how the virus is spreading. Buchmeier, who specializes in researching coronaviruses, has been researching the virus since it was discovered in China in December.

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    UCI Pools Resources For COVID-19 Efforts

    April 13, 2020 From its research branch to its medical center, which was one of the first to initiate clinical trials for a vaccine candidate in March, several UCI groups are partnering with industry connections in efforts to combat the coronavirus.

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    UC Irvine’s new coronavirus map shows sentiment on Twitter

    April 10, 2020 To better understand the American public’s reaction to the coronavirus pandemic, researchers at the University of California, Irvine published an interactive map this week that plots the origin of Twitter posts related to the health crisis. …

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    UCI looks to counteract virus mutations

    April 10, 2020 While much of the country is worried about flattening the curve through social distancing, bioengineers are preparing to deal not just with the current coronavirus wave but with future waves and outbreaks.

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    Innovative antibody tests in pipeline

    April 10, 2020 The key to getting people back to work could lie in determining who might be immune to the virus. Two Samueli School professors are working to develop antibody tests to do just that.

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    UCI analyzes bathroom transmission of virus

    April 10, 2020 Researchers examine the possibility of coronavirus-contaminated aerosols spread by toilet flushing or faulty plumbing.

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    Speedy new virus test avoids painful swabs

    April 10, 2020 An engineering-led team of researchers is developing a rapid, direct test for the SARS-CoV-2 virus itself, as opposed to the infection caused by the virus. They’re designing a simple paper-strip assay that could be sent to people’s homes for self-screening of the general population.

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    UCI mobilizes to make vital COVID-19 testing fluid

    April 7, 2020 With a critical ingredient of COVID-19 test kits facing potential depletion, researchers figure out a way to synthesize the material in-house.

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    Samueli School Producing Face Shields for Health Care Workers

    April 6, 2020 Using 3D printing and laser cutters, team creates protective gear for medical staffers.

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