Create a comprehensive model demonstrating the internal impacts of the SARS-CoV-2 virus on the human body. We are interested in how the different systems of the body react and interact with the virus; how the workings of these internal systems can lead to possible treatments for infected patients and in developing protective vaccines.
Our project can be viewed on a Thinglink page. You can navigate through the page clicking on the icons located on various parts of the body to learn more.
Thinglinks: Arrow icons will take you to other more specific Thinglinks, and you can use the home icons on the top rights of the Thinglinks to return to the main page. Book icons represent articles, photo icons lead to visuals, and magnifying glasses are models related to the SARS-CoV-2 virus that we have created.
Loopy models: To use click on the up or down arrows located on any of the nodes and watch its "contents" travel to and interact with other nodes. The + and - signs on the edges indicate positive and negative relationships between edges. Feel free to explore the indirect impacts which changing one node has on all the others within the systems.
SageModeler: To run a model, make sure to that the simulate arrow in the top left corner of the screen is open. Once open, to run the model press on the "record" button. Feel free to adjust the steps.
Feel free to reference our Tools page for a visuals of the different types of models and to see how we used them.
Now that you know the basics on how to use our project, have fun and feel free to explore!
Please use this glossary to better understand the terms used within our models.
In order to create an interactive graphic which viewers may use to navigate our model we used thinglink. We embedded links to our models, graphics and informational resources
Our loopy simulations demonstrate feedback loops in simple and interactive ways.
To allow for more quantitative and observable changes to occur within our models we used the Sage Modeler. When viewing the models, users can manipulate the amounts of different variables and view the results. Tables and graphs can also be used to view the loops.
For simple animations, we created gifs to illustrate how various systems look like when they are functioning.
While we strive to provide you with the most up-to-date information about the internal impacts of the SARS-CoV-2 virus on the human body, our site is by no means meant to provide medical advice. To view the most recent research and guidance on the novel coronavirus, please refer to the CDC as well as your state and local health departments.
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