Virus removal approaches, mask resilience and mask fit are all being tested.
Health and Environment
Engineers work to disinfect N95 masks for medical personnel
A sewage surveillance effort to track COVID-19
We don’t know much about how coronaviruses move through the environment. U-M and Stanford engineers aim to change that.
U-M spinoff offers free coronavirus test kits to researchers
The kits help researchers understand where the virus came from and how it operates.
A plasma reactor zaps airborne viruses – and could help slow the spread of infectious diseases
Using nonthermal plasma reactors, researchers could one day curb the spread of airborne pathogens.
Toward a portable concussion detector that relies on an infrared laser
By looking at tissue oxygen and cell metabolism at the same time, doctors could have a fast and noninvasive way to monitor the health of brain cells.
Simulation of how E. coli-killer operates is a roadmap for targeted treatments
Bacteriophages provide a how-to for taking over bacteria.