The study at SLAC’s X-ray laser was a step toward understanding how DNA defends itself from breakage and potential mutations.
X-ray studies have produced surprising insights into the workings of a hormone receptor associated with blood pressure regulation that could be a target for new medicines related to cardiovascular conditions, neuropathic pain and tissue growth.
A research collaboration designed a new assembly-line system that rapidly replaces exposed samples and allows the team to study reactions in real-time.
Paleontologist Phil Manning describes the “Imaging Life on Earth” project at TEDxCharleston.
New X-ray methods have captured the highest resolution room-temperature images of photosystem II.
Scientists used SLAC's LCLS X-ray laser to make the first snapshots of a chemical interaction between two biomolecules. It changes the shape of millions of molecular switches almost instantaneously, like synchronized swimmers performing the same move.
The team determined the 3-D structure of a biomolecule by tagging it with selenium atoms and taking hundreds of thousands of images.
SLAC’s X-ray laser provides clues to engineering a new protein to kill mosquitos that carry dengue and Zika.
The discovery is one of the first steps towards mapping hues of fossilized species.
Creating a molecular snapshot of the way proteins interact could help development of new cancer drugs.