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December 3, 2018
News Feature
New research will help in the quest to design low-cost drugs that can tackle postpartum bleeding and other conditions without severe side effects.
Misoprostol and EP3 receptor
November 13, 2018
News Feature
Researchers mapped trace elements within Pleistocene fossils to learn about the life of a long-extinct subspecies of spotted hyena.
Spotted hyena
November 7, 2018
Press Release
In a major step forward, SLAC’s X-ray laser captures all four stable states of the process that produces the oxygen we breathe, as well as fleeting steps in between. The work opens doors to understanding the past and creating a greener future.
Atomic movie
August 21, 2018
News Feature
This summer, five graduate students from the University of Puerto Rico had the opportunity to use SLAC’s world-class facilities to keep their studies on track.
University of Puerto Rico Interns
August 6, 2018
News Feature
A new imaging technique is allowing researchers to pinpoint ways of modifying drugs to avoid side effects.
Hasan DeMirci Ribosome
June 27, 2018
News Feature
SLAC and Stanford researchers are developing a device that combines electrical brain stimulation with EEG recording, opening potential new paths for treating neurological disorders.
Neurostimulation
June 14, 2018
News Feature
The X-ray laser movie shows what happens when light hits retinal, a key part of vision in animals and photosynthesis in microbes. The action takes place in a trillionth of an eye blink.
An image of San Francisco Bay salt ponds from space
June 13, 2018
News Feature
Tiny pores in the shells of archaea microbes attract ammonium ions that are their sole source of energy, allowing them to thrive where this food is so scarce that scientists can’t even detect it.
Artist's depiction of a tiny pore in an archaea's crystalline shell
May 31, 2018
News Feature
The researchers observed how an enzyme from drug-resistant tuberculosis bacteria damages an antibiotic molecule. The new technique provides a powerful tool to examine changes in biological molecules as they happen.
Photo - CXI instrument at LCLS
May 15, 2018
News Feature
The National Institutes of Health center on the SLAC campus will make this revolutionary technology available to scientists nationwide and teach them how to use it to study 3D structures of biological machines and molecules.
Cryo-EM image of a proton pump involved in maintaining bone

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