In an effort to better understand how to diagnose and treat patients with COVID-19, physician-scholars at the Brown-based Advance Clinical and Translational Research (Advance-CTR) have partnered with Rhode Island’s Lifespan health system to create a bank of plasma and serum samples from patients who have been tested for novel coronavirus.
The biobank is helping more than a dozen teams of Brown researchers confront questions that every medical professional working amid the pandemic wants to be answered, including –
- How best to diagnose positive cases of COVID-19,
- How to predict the immune responses of individuals with the virus, and
- How to prevent hospitalized patients from suffering long-term damage to their health
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