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.