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01 October 2023

Fusing to Die

The winners of the 2023 Nikon Small World in Motion competition have been revealed!

In 3rd Place Nell Saunders, Institut Pasteur, Department of Virology, Paris, France

Video showing human cells fuse and die upon infection by SARS-CoV-2

Made using a laser technique called holotomography at 60X magnification (objective lens magnification)

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