Powerful, double-decker bus-sized microscopes help scientists uncover possible COVID-19 treatment – Mirage News

Researchers at UBC’s faculty of medicine are working with microscopes-some up to 13 feet tall-to help prevent and treat COVID-19.
The research team, led by Sriram Subramaniam, a professor in UBC’s department of biochemistry and molecular biology, is using a powerful imaging technique known as cryo-electron microscopy to take pictures at near-atomic resolution to see how various antibody treatments bind to the virus.
Their hope is to identify critical differences between antibodies that bind an…

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