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Assistant Professor of Physics Javier Duarte. Photo by Michelle Fredricks, UC San Diego Physical Sciences

UC San Diego Physicist Making a Mark

Infectious aerosol particles can be released during breathing and speaking by asymptomatic infected individuals.

Reducing transmission of SARS-CoV-2

UC San Diego scientists created a 3-D computer model of the coronavirus spike protein with a sugar shield on it. A cross section of that model is shown in the image above, with the dark blue representing the sugars, June 25, 2020.

Coronavirus Is Covered In Sugar Shield, UCSD Scientists Figured Out What It Looks Like

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