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April 29, 2022
News Feature
Researchers discover that a spot of molecular glue and a timely twist help a bacterial enzyme convert carbon dioxide into carbon compounds 20 times faster than plant enzymes do during photosynthesis. The results stand to accelerate progress toward converting carbon dioxide into a variety of products.
An illustration shows the pocket in an enzyme called ECR where the carbon fixing reaction takes place.
February 10, 2022
News Brief
Sandwiching wiggly proteins between two other layers allows scientists to get the most detailed images yet of a protein that’s key to the spread of acute myeloid leukemia.
Red molecules are sandwiched between a blue inner shell and purple outer shell.
December 16, 2021
News Brief
Recently developed methods now in use at SLAC’s X-ray synchrotron helped a team of chemists better understand how certain bacteria turn light into chemical energy.
A diagram of a protein molecule with white spirals and multicolored webs indicating key parts of the molecule.
November 4, 2021
News Feature
In two new papers, researchers used X-ray crystallography and cryogenic electron microscopy to reveal new details of the structure and function of molecular assembly lines that produce common antibiotics.
A model of the Lsd14 molecule
September 16, 2021
News Feature
The award recognizes her research and service at the Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Lightsource.
September 13, 2021
News Feature
Their work helps reveal the inner workings of cells and the behavior of matter under extreme pressures and temperatures.
August 30, 2021
Drawing on SLAC facilities, Australian researchers have revealed how Streptococcus pneumoniae bacteria obtain manganese from our bodies, which could lead to better therapies to target the pathogen.
A protein molecule with intertwined spirals around a small yellow center form.
April 14, 2021
News Brief
Two groups of researchers drew on SLAC tools to better understand how to target a key part of the virus that causes COVID-19.
Illustration of SARS-CoV-2, a round ball with spikes.
March 26, 2021
News Feature
SSRL and LCLS scientists will help visiting research teams solve their experimental challenges, then apply what they’ve learned to help others work more efficiently.
Diagram of a complex molecule
February 1, 2021
News Feature
Stanford EM-X brings hundreds of researchers around the world together to discuss the latest methods and discoveries from electron microscopes.
Black and white electron microscope images of pollen.

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