The Omicron variant of COVID-19 has been detected in Mississippi and local health experts say it’s only a matter of time before it is found in Shelby County. Researchers at the University of Tennessee Health Science center are using sequence testing to detect the variant.
In the Media Tag: Colleen Jonsson
Two different strategies to discover and perfect pharmaceuticals active against the COVID-19 virus have attracted a half million dollars in research funding to support five institutions, including the Baudry Lab at The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH).
Two innovators at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center received the annual President’s Award Friday from UT president Randy Boyd. The awards were announced at the UT board of trustees quarterly meeting in Memphis. Colleen Jonsson, endowed Van Vleet Chair of Excellence in Virology at UTHSC, is a national leader in research, immunology and… Read More
Because the frequency doubled in a few weeks, experts say that by mid-April, 60% of the samples will likely be the U.K. strain as is keeps up its steady, exponential growth. “We know this particular variant is very infectious and so we would expect to see it spread through the community very successfully,” said Colleen… Read More
Based on virtual and in vitro antiviral screening that began in the earlier months of the COVID-19 pandemic, the researchers led at UTHSC by Colleen Jonsson, PhD, identified zuclopenthixol, nebivolol, and amodiaquine as promising therapeutics for the virus in its early stages. Dr. Jonsson is a professor and the Endowed Van Vleet Chair of Excellence… Read More
Scientists in Memphis are in a race against time to build a broader base for identifying coronavirus mutations, starting with U.K. strain B117, which has locked down the United Kingdom.As of Friday, Jan. 8, 50 cases had been reported in the United States, including a possible case in Chattanooga. Identifying the mutation requires “fingerprinting” or… Read More
As 2021 dawns, COVID-19 still ravages the land, and Memphis is in much the same straits as the rest of America. In mid-December, the time of this writing, the Shelby County Health Department reported record high case rates for practically every consecutive week in the past month and half. We’ve averaged more than 500 new… Read More
Three drugs, already approved for other uses in humans, have been identified as possible therapeutics for COVID-19, the illness caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus. The finding is a product of work by researchers at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) collaborating with those at the University of New Mexico. Based on virtual and… Read More