The most accurate 3D model of the coronavirus to be created

Scientists at the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology in Saudi Arabia have created the most accurate 3D model of the coronavirus.

According to the institution’s website, microscopic images and a protein database were used to develop the model. According to scientists, their development demonstrates the modern structure of the SARS-CoV-2 virus at the atomic level and reveals details that were previously impossible to see.

“Our model shows the complete ultrastructure of the virus as we know it today, not just randomly placed incomplete spike proteins on the lipid membrane,” said one of the study’s authors, Ngan Nguyen.

Scientists believe their model will allow them to explore previously unexplored aspects of the virus and accelerate the creation of drugs for COVID-19.

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