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U.Va. research discovers the initial phases of HIV entry into cells

A team of researchers at the University School of Medicine recently published an article in the Journal of Biological Chemistry regarding their study of HIV fusion  to cell membranes using cryo-electron microscopy. The study determined the initial steps of HIV infection in cells — information that can be applied to understanding the infection process of other viruses including SARS-CoV-2, the virus that leads to COVID-19 infection.


 Guilford has been able to draw on over 35 undergraduate students and community members, who he was able to recruit through the Engineering department and contacts in the U.Va. Health System, to help assemble the masks.
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Students, faculty team up to fix defective N95 masks

This fall, the University Health System received over 38,000 N95 masks from the National Strategic Stockpile — a national holding of critical medical supplies managed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. However, the 38,000 masks often had unusable straps that broke when stretched.