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Epidemiology Research

Could drones be the key to increasing defibrillator use during a heart attack?

September 16, 2020
Each year, more than 350,000 out-of-hospital cardiac arrests take place in the United States. An estimated 90% of the people who experience one do not survive. In a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine, a team led by Dr. Wayne Rosamond describes a new method to give bystanders life-saving access to AEDs: drone delivery.

Building early warning systems against pandemic threats

August 31, 2020
The nonprofit EcoHealth Alliance has announced its latest program: The Emerging Infectious Diseases Southeast Asia Research Collaboration Hub. This is one of a new group of research centers supported by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, and faculty at the UNC Gillings School are key collaborators.

Single-shot COVID-19 vaccine protects non-human primates

August 10, 2020
The development of a safe and effective vaccine is a key step in ending the COVID-19 pandemic. A group of scientists now report that a leading candidate COVID-19 vaccine raises neutralizing antibodies and robustly protects non-human primates against SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.

Antibody research shows promise in fight against COVID-19

July 23, 2020
Based on positive results published as a preclinical study, potently neutralizing antibodies show promise as a therapy for preventing and treating COVID-19. The monoclonal antibodies were isolated from the blood of a couple from Wuhan, China, who were diagnosed with COVID-19.