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Studying how to damage the COVID-19 virus

A University of Nevada researcher is using our Mid-IR beamline to study how nucleic acids get damaged under X-ray irradiation.

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Dr. Michael Pravica from the University of Nevada is using our Mid-IR beamline to study how nucleic acids get damaged under X-ray irradiation. His team hopes to use this information to selectively damage parts of the virus that causes COVID-19 and to help develop an effective coronavirus vaccine.

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