RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - A team of Chinese scientists has published the most detailed description of the coronavirus's gateway to human cells. To understand their work, one must travel from the visible dimensions in which humans live to the minute scales that viruses and bacteria inhabit.
The study, published on Wednesday, March 4th, in Science magazine, plunges into 2.9 angstroms (a unit equivalent to one tenth of a billionth of a meter) to study the ACE2, a human protein that is critical for the new coronavirus to cause an infection.
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