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August 11, 2021
News Feature
SLAC and Stanford scientists used it to zoom in on an iconic RNA catalyst and a piece of viral RNA that’s a potential target for COVID-19 treatments.
A high-res 3D ribbon diagram showing the structure of part of an RNA molecule
April 14, 2021
News Brief
Two groups of researchers drew on SLAC tools to better understand how to target a key part of the virus that causes COVID-19.
Illustration of SARS-CoV-2, a round ball with spikes.
January 5, 2021
News Feature
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Researchers at Stanford are working to develop a single-dose vaccine for SARS-CoV-2 that could potentially be stored at room temperature.
The ferritin nanoparticle, shown with red center and six blue spikes.
December 18, 2020
News Feature
The study, done on a mild-mannered relative of the virus that causes COVID-19, paves the way for seeing more clearly how spike proteins initiate infections, with an eye to preventing and treating them.
Illustration of a coronavirus spike
December 14, 2020
News Feature
The lab’s X-ray laser recently joined other facilities in making remote science possible from any corner of the world, a trend that will likely continue into the future.
Remote experiments in the control room at LCLS
October 29, 2020
News Brief
Images reveal how some antibodies may block SARS-CoV-2 infection.
A rendering of the SARS-CoV-2 virus.
October 7, 2020
News Feature
No human cell can function without these tiny machines, which cause disease when they go haywire and offer potential targets for therapeutic drugs.
Illustration of molecular Ferris wheel moving protons
September 24, 2020
News Feature
They found that gently heating N95 masks in high relative humidity could inactivate SARS-CoV-2 virus trapped within the masks, without degrading the masks’ performance.
Medical workers donning personal protective equipment
August 27, 2020
News Brief
University of Alberta researchers worked with SLAC X-ray scientists to explore the potential of a feline coronavirus drug that may be effective against SARS-CoV-2.
August 13, 2020
Press Release
The technology could save the lives of COVID-19 patients when more advanced ventilators are too expensive or not available.
Ventilator Prototype

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