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    Modelling study estimates impact of physical distancing measures on progression of COVID-19 epidemic in Wuhan

    7 Apr, 2020

    New modelling research, published in The Lancet Public Health journal, suggests that school and workplace closures in Wuhan, China have reduced the number of COVID-19 cases and substantially delayed the epidemic peak - giving the health system the time and opportunity to expand and respond.

    Using mathematical modelling to simulate the impact of either extending or relaxing current school and workplace closures, researchers estimate that by lifting these control measures i...
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    The Imperial women tackling COVID-19

    7 Apr, 2020

    From vaccine development to mathematical models, these are the Imperial women battling COVID-19.

    From modelling the spread and impact of the pandemic to developing a prototype vaccine, the global COVID-19 research effort draws on the expertise of researchers from a range of different disciplines.

    Originally planned to celebrate International Women’s Day last month, here we meet some of the Imperial women tackling the COVID-19 pandemic.

    Professor Azra Ghani

    Prof...
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    You can help fight the coronavirus. All you need is a computer!

    7 Apr, 2020

    The Folding@home initiative aims to simulate the dynamics of COVID-19 proteins to hunt for new therapeutic opportunities.

    Their specialty is in using computer simulations to understand proteins’ moving parts. Watching how the atoms in a protein move relative to one another is important because it captures valuable information that is inaccessible by any other means. Taking the experimental structures as starting points, they simulate how all the atoms in the protein ...