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Elan Eisenmesser

Researcher digs below the coronavirus's membrane in search of another layer of infection-causing proteins. 


COVID has messed with Tim Cross's retirement plans big time.

For membrane protein expert Tim Cross, solving the structure of a misunderstood protein put retirement on hold.


Lucio Frydman is part of a global team of science detectives leaving no stone unturned in their hunt for a weakness in the virus that causes COVID-19.

The virus that causes COVID-19 has thousands of potential drug targets. A global team is on a hunt for the best candidates.


MagLab biomedical engineer Sam Grant is studying how stem cell therapies could be aimed against COVID-19

A team of experts believes stem cells could be a route to a fast, effective therapy.


MRI images of the perivascular networks in the brains of four rats. Vessels with perivascular spaces (PVS) that appear to be common in different rats are highlighted using colored arrows.

Using advanced MRI, a mechanical engineer tackles the question: "Why do you have these big fluid spaces in your head?"


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Scientists are using powerful magnets to learn how to better detect, treat and track the second leading cause of death worldwide.


Cathy Levenson runs experiments with National MagLab physicist Victor Schepkin (left) and Florida State University undergraduate Nicholas Kynast on the MagLab' s 21.1-tesla MRI magnet. Cathy Levenson runs experiments with National MagLab physicist Victor Schepkin (left) and Florida State University undergraduate Nicholas Kynast on the MagLab's 21.1-tesla MRI magnet.

What happens when a kid with ADHD sustains a concussion? Using high-field magnets, researchers are working to find out.


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A technique called dynamic nuclear polarization is hitting its stride, using electrons to shine a light on complex molecules.


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Scientists are working to understand the complex reactions that create nanocages, work that could help uncage new drug delivery and energy options.  


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How is nano science advancing door-to-door drug delivery, but on the cellular level?


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Borderline biology? Crossover chemistry? Scientists are working on the edge of their fields to learn how proteins police the walls of cells. 


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Sodium MRI techniques point to better cancer treatments.


MRI research at the MagLab

With the most powerful MRI machine in the world, you can do cutting-edge studies on neurodegenerative diseases, cancer, tobacco use, muscles and more.