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A New Light: How a Particle Accelerator Helped Solve a COVID Mystery

Ultrabright X-rays let us see the human body like never before

Dr. Paul Tafforeau at ESRF on beamline BM05 with two samples prepared for HiP-CT imaging. Photo courtesy of ESRF/Stef Candé.

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We know that the coronavirus wreaks havoc on the lungs. About 14 percent of cases are severe, with patients’ lungs filling up with fluid, mucus, and dead cells — the aftermath of out-of-control inflammation.

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