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A team of School of Medicine researchers developed new diagnostic and antibody tests for COVID-19. The diagnostic test works by detecting the RNA of SARS-CoV-2—the virus that causes COVID-19—in nose-swab samples.

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100% of Division of Medical Laboratory Sciences students are employed or enrolled in graduate school
20,918 Inpatient surgeries completed in 2018
300,000 hours are spent doing laboratory research each year by School of Medicine graduate students

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West Virginia faces a unique set of health issues: a population at significantly higher risk of disease and early mortality than other states in the nation; rural communities with shortages of key health professionals; social, environmental, and demographic factors that contribute to poor health outcomes.

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