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Network scientists identify 40 new drugs to test against COVID-19
Researchers at Northeastern mapped the way proteins within human cells behave after a cell is hijacked by the virus to find new and existing drugs that might be able to fight COVID-19. The team is now working with other experimental researchers to begin testing those drugs.
Research and Discovery
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But they entrusted this group of scientists, led by Dan Distel, a shipworm marine biologist and director of Northeastern’s Ocean Genome Legacy Center, with the highly guarded coordinates for that day’s expedition. A front would arrive that afternoon, but during that narrow window on Tuesday morning, it was…
The government, media organizations and meme creators have all embraced the term “social distancing” when discussing how to stem the coronavirus pandemic. But Daniel Aldrich, a professor of political science and public policy at Northeastern University, is concerned that the term is misleading and that…
Northeastern researchers are part of the network of teams creating models to advise the Trump administration on the COVID-19 outbreak in the U.S., White House officials said Tuesday. They said data from the models formed the basis of the decision to extend “social distancing” guidelines through April.
That number will continue to rise: Over the next couple of months, models project 100,000 to 240,000 U.S. deaths among millions of confirmed cases. As many as 2,000 people in the U.S. could die each day in mid-April, according to a White House model—even as vital measures keeping people apart slow the spread of the disease and prevent a worst-case scenario in the country.
COVID-19 has put governments and hospitals around the world in crisis mode. One important question to ask during the pandemic is how to also care for patients who have not contracted the virus but still need access to primary care to function in everyday life, says Timothhy Hoff, a professor of management, healthcare systems, and health policy at Northeastern.