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As lights went out in schools, restaurants, department stores and hotels due to the coronavirus pandemic, they’ve remained on in research laboratories committed to understanding how SARS-CoV-2—the virus that causes the disease known as COVID-19—infects the body. Physiologists and other researchers have teamed up to explore how to stop the spread of the virus, how to treat COVID-19 and how to help people recover.

Below is a collection of posts about the role physiology has played, and will continue to play, in understanding and fighting the disease.