Friday, 3 September 2010

Scientists Unveil 3-D Map Of Virus That Causes Common Cold

After more than 10 years of work, scientists have completed a detailed 3D atomic-scale map of a virus that causes the common cold. It's the largest virus ever mapped.

The map could help scientists re-engineer the virus for gene therapy, as well as to create possible treatments for cancer and other ailments. Robotic systems, an advanced x-ray, and years of patience made it possible.

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