The UK Government will give £18.5 million in funding to four studies researching the causes and potential treatments of long COVID.
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UKRI will provide £4 million in funding to establish a data infrastructure for scientists in the UK to study antibodies from COVID-19 patient samples.
The UK government will invest £8.4 million in COVID-19 research projects to reveal more information that can be used to develop therapies and vaccines against the disease.
Collaboration between scientists, illustrators and simulators has culminated in highly detailed three-dimensional (3D) models of SARS-CoV-2.
The COVID-19 Protein Portal, established by UKRI and Wellcome, will allow scientists in the UK to access protein reagents needed for research.
The UK National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) and UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) wish to fund research exploring if people from black, Asian and middle eastern backgrounds are disproportionately at risk from COVID-19.
A total of 21 COVID-19 research projects have been granted funding by the UK government, including vaccine and therapeutic development.
Researchers have found that half of public and charity support for health research over the past 14 years has been for studying the cause and progression of disease.
Boris Johnson, the Prime Minister of the UK, has announced a new Global Talent visa for researchers and scientists which will fast track those in certain fields.