UWM Scientists Develop 3D Videos To Better Understand Viruses

Oct 12, 2017

Have you ever gone to the doctor feeling miserable and hoping to get some medication only to be told: “It’s a virus… antibiotics won’t help”?

One of the challenges in treating viral infections is that viruses themselves are incredibly difficult to understand. But a team of scientists at UW-Milwaukee have helped develop an amazing technique to not only see viruses, but to create three-dimensional movies showing how viruses infect healthy cells.

In the studio with us today are Abbas Ourmazd, Ahmad Hosseinizadeh and Peter Schwander, part of UW-Milwaukee’s internationally recognized Department of Physics. They are members of a research project that is revolutionizing our understanding of viruses and laying the foundation for the development of new treatments for deadly viruses that infect millions every year.