Mucins (IMAGE) University of Utah Caption In this graphic, coronaviruses interact with mucus proteins at the human cell surface. University of Utah biomedical engineering assistant professor Jessica R. Kramer is researching how mucus plays a part in transferring coronaviruses from person to person. This research could help officials better understand who would spread the virus more or how to develop effective quarantine measures for high-risk populations. Credit Zachary S. Clauss and Jessica R. Kramer/University of Utah College of Engineering. Usage Restrictions None License Licensed content Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.