A father and son team destroys a common virus with a superfast pulsing laser, without killing healthy cells. The father has a background in physics and the son’s background is in biology.


Their laser technique could shatter the protein shell of the tobacco mosaic virus, leaving behind only a harmless mucus-like mash of molecules. This was only done in a test tube, but they plan on doing tests in animals and humans in the future.

This sounds like science fiction, but just read the article yourself at wired.com. You never know, one day when your mom yells at you for going to a rave, you can just tell her you’re doing it for your health.

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