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As COVID-19 threatened the lives, livelihoods and mental well-being of people worldwide, Arizona State University met the unprecedented challenges with speed, agility and, most of all, teamwork. As part of ASU’s effort, Biodesign researchers, faculty, staff and students sprang into action, joining forces with the state, health care agencies, businesses and nonprofits in the epic battle against COVID-19.
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A new study explores MHC-I, an essential determinant of immunity and vulnerability to infection by SARS CoV-2. The MHC-I variants that are shown to strongly bind viral fragments are correlated with reduced death rates from the disease.
Get the latest information and guidance about the three approved COVID-19 vaccines, updated March 2, 2021.
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Workers on one of the front lines of the pandemic keep ASU's campuses safe and running.

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In response to the pandemic crisis, we have converted our state-of-the-art research infrastructure into a fully FDA-approved and clinically certified lab capable of performing thousands of COVID-19 tests per day.

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