UO Experts Respond to COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

In these extraordinary times, our faculty are conducting research and offering advice, solutions, and expertise on the coronavirus—to understand its effect on us, our well-being, and society.

 

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Studying the link between COVID-19, existing conditions

The question of why COVID-19 disproportionately affects patients with cardiovascular disease, diabetes and obesity is at the heart of a new study by researchers in the lab of UO biologist John Postlethwait.

Postlethwait’s team is developing new zebrafish animal models in an effort to better understand a mechanism involving a pair of proteins, one of which serves as a receptor for the coronavirus. The mechanism helps explain an “inflammatory storm” that can occur in coronavirus patients with preexisting conditions and ultimately make them more likely to die of the illness.

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UO Experts in the News This Week

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USC Center for Health Journalism
The RAPID-EC project is under the direction of professor of psychology Phil Fisher at the University of Oregon. He also provided expert commentary for The 74.
Washington Post
The RAPID-EC project is under the direction of professor of psychology Phil Fisher at the University of Oregon. Story also ran on ABC News.
The Conversation
Co-author Jennifer Ablow is associate professor of psychology at the University of Oregon. This story was picked up by multiple outlets.
The Oregonian
Researchers from the University of Oregon worked on study.
National Geographic
Paul Slovic, professor of psychology at the University of Oregon, provides expert commentary.
Washington Post
Karen Guillemin, professor of biology at the University of Oregon, provides expert commentary.
NPR
Kevin Van Den Wymelenberg, co-director of the Biology and the Built Environment Center at the University of Oregon, provides expert commentary.

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information and Updates

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