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October 16, 2020
News Feature
The annual conference for scientists who conduct research at SLAC’s light sources engaged more than 1,700 researchers in talks, workshops and discussions.
2020 SSRL/LCLS Users' Meeting
October 7, 2020
News Feature
No human cell can function without these tiny machines, which cause disease when they go haywire and offer potential targets for therapeutic drugs.
Illustration of molecular Ferris wheel moving protons
August 18, 2020
News Brief
Stanford and SLAC scientists studying the varicella zoster virus found that an antibody that blocks infection doesn’t work exactly as they’d thought.
July 22, 2020
News Feature
A pioneer in developing methods for cryogenic electron microscopy, he directs two joint facilities for cryo-EM research and development on the SLAC campus.
Photo of Professor Wah Chui with a cryo-electron micrcoscope
June 17, 2020
News Brief
For the first time, scientists have revealed the steps needed to turn on a receptor that helps regulate neuron firing. The findings might help researchers understand and someday treat addiction, psychosis and other neuropsychological diseases.
yellow and blue protein structures.
June 8, 2020
News Feature
Researchers expect the new method to answer fundamental questions in biology and materials science. First up: Images showing molecules that help guide cell division in bacteria.
April 16, 2020
News Feature
The lab is responding to the coronavirus crisis by imaging disease-related biomolecules, developing standards for reliable coronavirus testing and enabling other essential research.
SARS-CoV-2
March 25, 2020
Press Release
The giant cavity, in a protein that transports nutrients across the cell membrane, is unlike anything researchers have seen before.
A scientist working overlaid on a world map and images of tuberculosis bacteria.
February 11, 2020
News Brief
Cryogenic electron microscopy can in principle make out individual atoms in a molecule, but distinguishing the crisp from the blurry parts of an image can be a challenge. A new mathematical method may help.
An overall image of the apoferritin molecule (left) and a small section (right)
December 17, 2019
News Brief
A new understanding of the nucleation process could shed light on how the shells help microbes interact with their environments, and help people design self-assembling nanostructures for various tasks.
Illustration of tiles forming a microbial shell

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