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UVA Is Making
Progress Toward a
COVID-19 Vaccine

ACT ON IT

WE ALL KNOW THE
DRILL: To lose weight
and keep it off, eat less
and move more. But
other, lesser-known
behaviors are also key
to maintaining weight
loss, based on a study
of about 4,800 people
who dropped pounds
and kept them off over
a period of years.
The strategies?
Increasing healthy
dietary choices, more
frequent self-monitoring
and psychological coping methods.

5 Steps to Maintain
Weight Loss
Keep low-calorie
foods accessible
Set daily calorie goals
Record the calories
you eat daily
Measure or weigh
food portions
Practice nonpunitive
coping strategies,
such as remembering
past successes and
remaining positive in
the face of weight gain
Source: Obesity journal

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You can help the COVID fight, too.
Research scientists hold the key to
finding a vaccine to stop the spread of
COVID-19. But you don't need a science
background to make an impact. Learn
how at uvahealth.com/covidhelp.

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PICTURE THAT JARRING IMAGE of the
coronavirus: a fuzzy ball covered with red
spikes. Those spikes may play a key role in
creating a vaccine against the virus, which
causes COVID-19.
Coronaviruses have a glycoprotein, kind
of like a railroad spike, which helps them
enter cells. University of Virginia has one
of the world's leading experts on glycoproteins. Peter Kasson, MD, PhD, associate
professor of molecular physiology and biomedical engineering,
is working on engineering glycoproteins
to mimic that structure and provoke
We are working
the best antibody
with novel
responses against it.
Dr. Kasson has
adjuvants,
teamed up with UVA
which can
Health infectious disbe added to
ease expert William
Petri, MD, PhD. "In my
vaccines to
lab," Dr. Petri says,
boost immune
"we are working with
response.
novel adjuvants,
which can be added
-William Petri,
to vaccines to boost
MD, PhD
immune response
and produce antibodies. We have been
working for years to use novel adjuvants in
a vaccine for amoebic dysentery. We have
seen a good response in mucosal sites in
the gut, and I believe we could have a similar response in mucosal sites in the lungs.
I am optimistic that the combination of
Peter's expertise and my lab's work could
result in an effective vaccine."


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