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December 10, 2012
Press Release
X-rays Pinpoint Drug Target for Bacteria that Affect Hundreds of Millions Worldwide
Image - Diagram of protein overlayed on microscope im...
October 1, 2012
News Feature
Understanding why proteins interact with certain specific molecules and not with the myriad others in their environment is a major goal of molecular biology.
Conceptual art showing proteins and viruses
June 1, 2012
Press Release
An international team led by the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory has proved how the world's most powerful X-ray laser can assist in cracking the structures of biomolecules, and in the processes helped to pioneer critical new investigative avenues in biology.
a lysozyme structural model against its X-ray diffraction pattern
March 5, 2012
Press Release
Menlo Park, Calif. — Researchers working at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory have used powerful X-rays to help decipher how certain natural antibiotics defy a longstanding set of chemical rules – a mechanism that has baffled organic chemists for decades.
A ribbon diagram of the protein Lsd19
December 2, 2010
Press Release
In a study that could rewrite biology textbooks, scientists have found the first known living organism that incorporates arsenic into the working parts of its cells.