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.
- Horseshoe Crabs Help in Fight against COVID-19
- 2020’s Most-read I Spy Physiology Posts
- COVID-19 and Pregnancy: Disease Prevention May Be the Cure
- Food for Thought
- Mild Symptoms, Major Impact: How Getting COVID-19 Changed One Student’s Perspective
- How ACE2 Influences COVID-19 Severity in Older Adults
- Of Pets, People and Lucky Ducks: Risks of COVID-19 Transmission
- COVID-19 and the Heart
- Survey Results: How COVID-19 Is Affecting Researchers
- Exercise Is Medicine: Staying Active during the COVID-19 Pandemic
- Beat the Heat with a Wet T-Shirt
- Reckoning with Diversity and Equity Problems in U.S. Research and Clinical Trials
- Animal Research in the Fight against COVID-19
- How Physiologists Are Helping Patients Recover from COVID-19
- Podcasting to Increase Your Scientific Reach in a Time of Social Distancing
- Spiking COVID-19 with Science
- Why COVID-19 Makes It Hard to Breathe
- Who’s WHO When It Comes to COVID-19?