FUNDING of £350,000 has been awarded to researchers at Glasgow University to investigate coronavirus through clinical, diagnostic, therapeutic and social science studies.

Twenty-one projects were selected across Scotland for their intended contribution to better understand, treat, and manage COVID-19.

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Clinical studies will investigate why individuals have different symptoms; how the disease progresses in extremely ill patients; how the virus impairs lung function in COVID-19 patients; the effect of ventilation on the heart as well as the impact of the virus on patients with congenital heart disease.

Amongst the projects focusing on diagnostics, researchers aim to produce new COVID-19 testing methods to provide accurate results as well as upgrading existing blood testing capabilities to better understand the effectiveness of vaccines and to control and monitor recurring outbreaks.

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