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April 6, 2017
News Feature
The study at SLAC’s X-ray laser was a step toward understanding how DNA defends itself from breakage and potential mutations.
April 5, 2017
Press Release
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.
February 27, 2017
News Feature
A research collaboration designed a new assembly-line system that rapidly replaces exposed samples and allows the team to study reactions in real-time.
November 22, 2016
News Feature
Paleontologist Phil Manning describes the “Imaging Life on Earth” project at TEDxCharleston.
November 21, 2016
Press Release
New X-ray methods have captured the highest resolution room-temperature images of photosystem II.
November 14, 2016
Press Release
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.
Illustration depicting a chemical interaction as synchronized swimmers
November 9, 2016
News Feature
The team determined the 3-D structure of a biomolecule by tagging it with selenium atoms and taking hundreds of thousands of images.
September 28, 2016
Press Release
SLAC’s X-ray laser provides clues to engineering a new protein to kill mosquitos that carry dengue and Zika.
September 23, 2016
News Feature
The discovery is one of the first steps towards mapping hues of fossilized species.
American kestrel feather
August 18, 2016
News Feature
Creating a molecular snapshot of the way proteins interact could help development of new cancer drugs.