HALIFAX—Canadian researchers across the country have received funding to help spur their fight against a global pandemic. As nations grapple with the spread of COVID-19 , work is underway to diagnose and treat the novel coronavirus, to limit its scope and to effectively deal with its fallout. The Star spoke to researchers from Halifax, Edmonton and Vancouver who are each doing their part. Dr. David Kelvin • Professor, Department of Microbiology & Immunology, Dalhousie University • Rapid Research Funding Grant: $1 million • Research: Triage device to indicate which patients are likely to have a more severe case of COVID-19 In the midst of a worldwide coronavirus pandemic, Halifax researcher Dr. David Kelvin is trying to make his way to the centre of Europe's biggest outbreak. If he gets there, he has no idea when — or if — he'll make it back. Kelvin, a professor in the microbiology and immunology faculty at Dalhousie University, is going to Italy because that's where the data is. He's just received a $1-million cheque from the government to help expedite his search for a method of triage for patients diagnosed with COVID-19. That method requires him and his team to identify biomarkers that… Read full this story
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