Researchers are using the Canadian Light Source and containment level 3 facilities at VIDO at the University of Saskatchewan (USask) to study the virus that causes COVID-19 and its effects on blood vessels. They want to find out if individuals who have been exposed to the SARS-CoV-2 virus may be at risk for other health complications later on.

“You may be ‘fine’ now, but you may be at risk of other things later in life,” said team member Dr. Jake Pushie with USask. “We want to forearm ourselves with some knowledge about what else this virus is doing within our bodies that may be putting us at risk for things like stroke, heart disease, and other major complications that we may not see the repercussions of for another twenty to thirty years as people start aging and those risk factors start piling up.”

Team members on this project include researchers from USask, Dalhousie University, and the University of Manitoba.

To arrange an interview, contact:

Victoria Schramm
Communications Coordinator
Canadian Light Source
306-657-3516
victoria.schramm@lightsource.ca

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