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Even as university campuses close across the nation in an effort to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus, a team of engineers and physicians at the University of California San Diego is rapidly developing simple, ready-to-use ventilators to be deployed if the need arises.
Can robots be effective tools in combating the COVID-19 pandemic? A group of leaders in the field of robotics, including Henrik Christensen, director of UC San Diego’s Contextual Robotics Institute, say yes, and outline a number of examples in an editorial in the March 25 issue of Science Robotics.…
The COVID-19 pandemic is stressful. Emotions are running high. We are all coming to terms with many aspects of the situation: risks to physical health posed by the virus, disruptions to daily routines, struggles to find solutions to evolving challenges, and worries about the economic fallout of social-distancing…
Researchers at four University of California Health medical centers have begun recruiting participants for a Phase II clinical trial to investigate the safety and efficacy of treating adult patients with COVID-19 with remdesivir, a drug that has shown promising activity against multiple viruses.
Partnering with five diagnostics manufacturers, UC San Diego is significantly ramping up testing for COVID-19, projecting capacity to complete up to 1,500 tests daily within two to three weeks.
As the spread of COVID-19 has permeated communities around the world, experts from the University of California are looking at how to protect those most vulnerable along the U.S.-Mexico border.