A new study led by an Iowa State University scientist details the structure of a critical enzyme that enables the coronavirus to resist antiviral medications. Scientists could use the study to find ways to inhibit the enzyme, possibly leading to more effective treatments.
“We’re trying to make it so that no one has to touch the samples,” said Nigel Reuel, an assistant professor of chemical and biological engineering at Iowa State University. “Let’s see if we can make this possible.”
In an effort to make highly sensitive sensors to measure sugar and other vital signs of human health, Iowa State University’s Sonal Padalkar figured out how to deposit nanomaterials on cloth and paper.
As researchers and public-health experts join forces to battle COVID-19, computer scientists from Iowa State University have developed a data science infrastructure that will drastically improve research efficiencies for scientists who study the novel coronavirus.
In response to the rapid spread of COVID-19, Iowa State University’s Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory is helping expand testing capacity to expedite test results at the State Hygienic Laboratory at the University of Iowa.