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Diamond is currently working on a wide range of COVID-19 related projects that teach us more about the virus and how we can combat it. We are looking at the fundamental interactions of the virus, from which it is hoped new therapies can be developed. But we are also studying how existing drugs, that have already been tested and approved for other diseases, can be repurposed and used to treat patients. The array of specialised facilities at Diamond allow for many different techniques to be used, from looking at the structure of the virus and fitting drugs into it, like a tiny jigsaw puzzle, to taking direct images of the virus without its infectious component, so we can see how it interacts with drugs.
We have developed new scientific animated videos, demonstrating the work that has been done at Diamond's XChem facilities. Click here to explore the full series.
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