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New study from UBC researcher outlines pathway toward blocking COVID-19 virus

Research led by UBC Life Sciences Institute director Josef Penninger, found a trial drug that effectively blocks early stages of COVID-19 in engineered human tissue.
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The shockingly recent history of people actually washing their hands

Peter Ward, a UBC professor emeritus of history, was quoted about the history of hygiene and handwashing.
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Is quarantine giving you acne? How to keep your skin happy indoors

Katie Beleznay, a clinical professor in UBC’s department of dermatology and skin science, says we are out of our normal routines, which can have an influence on our skin.
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Researchers look at humidity as a weapon in the fight against airborne viruses

Karen Bartlett, a professor at UBC’s school of population and public health, commented on the effect humidity levels can have on the human body’s natural infection-fighting functions and said proper hydration is necessary to ensure health.
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UBC med students organize protective-gear donations for front-line COVID-19 workers

A group of UBC medical students is working to collect personal protective equipment for hospital staff and first responders on the front lines of the COVID-19 crisis. Kenneth Chow, a clinical professor at UBC’s faculty of dentistry, was interviewed.

Models show how to ease back into normal life after pandemic

CTV interviewed Guy Dumont, a UBC electrical and computer engineering professor, about a potential roadmap to ease social gathering restrictions without risking new outbreaks.

Fear, anxiety, loneliness natural amid coronavirus crisis, but letting them linger is a dangerous game

News 1130 quoted UBC psychologist and happiness researcher Elizabeth Dunn about COVID-19 resetting our expectations about what life can entail and finding opportunities for safe social connection.
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Next 'critical' two weeks will reveal whether B.C.'s distancing measures are working: experts

UBC mathematics professor Daniel Coombs discussed pandemic growth and control in B.C.
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