Our research

We are engaging in cutting-edge research into COVID-19, and offering expert advice to government and local healthcare partners. Find out more about our COVID-19 research efforts below.

New research from Keele University has highlighted the key challenges that workers in the social care sector faced during the first wave of Covid-19.

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A licensed drug normally used to treat abnormal levels of fatty substances in the blood could reduce infection caused by the SARS-CoV-2 (Covid-19) virus by up to 70 per cent, according to new laboratory research by an international team of researchers.

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Experts from Keele University’s School of Pharmacy and Bioengineering have been commissioned to research how Covid-19 is impacting on the careers of newly-qualified and future pharmacists.

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A new study is exploring how the Covid-19 crisis has exposed gaps in the provision of fair working opportunities in the Midlands as the region looks to recover from the impacts of the pandemic.

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Research led by a Keele Professor has identified significant disparities between patients from BAME backgrounds compared to white patients in the treatment they received for heart attacks during the first wave of the Covid-19 pandemic.

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A young scientist has published his first academic journal paper at the age of just 14, with the help of researchers from Keele University’s School of Medicine.

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An international research team including Keele scientists has found that the common anticoagulant drug heparin inhibits the spike protein of the coronavirus, reducing the virus’ ability to attach to human cells and infect them.

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Scientists at Keele University and King’s College London have found that 64% of people would be likely to have a Covid-19 vaccination when one became available.

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The Covid-19 lockdown led to more than 45,000 cardiac procedures being missed this year, which could have a long-term impact on mortality rates as healthcare providers work to catch up according to new research.

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Keele University’s Clinical Trials Unit (CTU) is supporting the National Institute for Health Research’s regional site where a 12-month study will take place to test the effectiveness of the Novavax Covid-19 vaccine candidate.

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Some people who experienced a ‘mild’ infection of Covid-19 are suffering long-lasting symptoms months after contracting the virus, known as ‘long Covid’.

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Doctors may be making decisions about whether Covid-19 patients have the virus, need a ventilator, or remain in hospital, based on weak and over-optimistic evidence, Keele researchers have found.

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The number of people admitted to hospital due to heart attacks in England fell by 35% during the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, according to new research.

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A specialist in Global Health Law from Keele University has received funding for a new study looking into ways of ensuring a Covid-19 vaccine is made equally accessible to everyone.

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Keele University has joined a national programme to improve understanding of how many people are currently infected with the Covid-19 virus, which could also indicate how many people have been infected and recovered since the outbreak began.

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Researchers are to trial an intervention aimed at preventing the onset of depression and loneliness among the most vulnerable in society as a result of the Covid-19 lockdown.

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A new study from Keele’s School of Primary, Community and Social Care will investigate how the COVID-19 pandemic is impacting the social and professional lives of several groups in society.

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A new publication by a Keele University computing expert could help scientists working to fight the coronavirus pandemic by helping to inform their research.

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Criminology experts from Keele University are studying the impact of the coronavirus lockdown on Britain’s road network, in a bid to make the roads safer during and after the lockdown.

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Music is something that people turn to for solace, comfort, and reminiscence in times of crisis, and remembering past memories can be a good way of helping to plan for, and think about, the future.

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New research led by Keele University will explore how lockdowns across the world due to the Covid-19 outbreak are impacting the lives of urban animals.

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Children and parents across the UK are being urged to share their views with researchers who want to make sure they are getting accurate information about Covid-19.

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Doctors may be making decisions about the care of Covid-19 patients based on weak and over-optimistic evidence, Keele researchers have found.

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