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Cockrell Research Explores Relationship Between Coronavirus and Blood Clots

  • Sep 11, 2020

UT assistant professor Manuel Rausch, a biomedical engineer originally from Freiburg, Germany, is leading a research initiative to understand why blood clots have emerged as one of the many deadly side effects of the novel coronavirus.

Together with his team of UT undergraduate and graduate students from around the world, Rausch will use the concept of fracture mechanics – the study of how and why things crack and break – to understand the relationship between coronavirus and blood clots. The team aims to compare the blood of coronavirus patients with that of healthy people to see whether it is more likely to break apart under pressure.

Read the full article from the Cockrell School of Engineering