‘The Maine Question’ asks how physics can help combat COVID-19
Numerous medical professionals, biologists and other experts have been combating COVID-19 and the havoc it has wrought since the pandemic began. Physicists have also joined the fray, including one from the University of Maine.
By inventing a new microscope, Sam Hess, a professor of physics at UMaine, can obtain new insight into the structure of the virus that causes COVID-19 — SARS-COV-2 — and the influenza virus. These findings could help pave the way for effective treatments.
In Episode 3 of Season 5 of “The Maine Question,” Hess discusses this advancement in microscope technology he spearheaded and his decades-long quest to aid in the fight against these deadly diseases.
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