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Infection and Immunity Research

SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, is new and mysterious, which presents more questions than answers. UArizona researchers are applying their expertise to answering some of those questions. Research led by Deepta Bhattacharya, PhD, and Janko Nikolich-Zugich, MD, PhD, resulted in the development of a highly accurate ELISA test for SARS CoV-2 exposure.

Antibodies Shown to Provide Long-term Immunity Against COVID-19

Using a highly accurate test they developed, University of Arizona Health Sciences researchers have shown that antibodies persist for months after infection.

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Pain Relief Caused by SARS-CoV-2 Infection May Help Explain COVID-19 Spread

Research shows SARS-CoV-2 promotes pain relief through the receptor neuropilin-1, which gives scientists a new target for non-opioid pain therapeutics and offers one possible explanation for the unrelenting spread of COVID-19.

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Immunobiologists Develop Antibody Test for COVID-19

UArizona Health Sciences researchers aim to use antibody testing to fight the virus that causes COVID-19 and answer lingering questions about the virus.

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UArizona Researchers Pivot to Tackle COVID-19

Researchers are using financial support from rapid-turnaround seed grants supplied through the BIO5 Institute and state funding to study COVID-19.

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Arizona COVID-19 Genomics Union to Track Coronavirus

Genomic sequencing will track the SARS-CoV-2 virus, provide critical data for global biomedical researchers and give Arizona an edge in responding to the pandemic.

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Statewide Study to Increase Understanding of Susceptibility to COVID-19 and Recovery Complications

Researchers are enrolling Arizona residents into a long-term study to better understand how COVID-19 affects an individual’s health and well-being.

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