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Electron Micrograph of HSV-1 Infecting a Cell

Caption: This is an electron micrograph of herpes simplex virus type 1 infecting a cell. Carnegie Mellon researchers have for the first time calculated the pressure inside the virus that powers the ejection of viral DNA into a host cell.

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