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February 3, 2015
News Feature
Research reveals that the bacterial immune system can better destroy viral attackers by saving genetic records of previously encountered viruses.
January 28, 2015
News Feature
Research performed in part at SLAC has provided new insights into how "TH proteins" couple two important processes needed to maintain healthy cells.
December 8, 2014
News Feature
Understanding details of a flu antibody offers new insight for future structure-based drug discovery and novel avenues for designing vaccines.
A false color image of an influenza virus particle
November 21, 2014
News Feature
Scientists at the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory are combining the speed and precision of robots with one of the brightest X-ray lasers on the planet for pioneering studies of proteins important to biology and drug discovery.
This illustration shows the components in an experimental setup used in crystallography experiments at SLAC's Linac Coherent Light Source X-ray laser.
November 13, 2014
News Feature
A new experimental station in development at SLAC will expand capabilities for atomic-scale explorations in human health, biology, energy and environmental science.
Image - This artistic rendering shows planned instrumentation for a Macromolecular Femtosecond Crystallography (MFX) experimental station at SLAC's Linac Coherent Light Source. MFX will expand LCLS's capacity and flexibility for biological experiments.
November 10, 2014
News Feature
Scientists at Genentech and SLAC have watched a key human protein change from a form that protects cells to one that kills them, providing valuable new insights to cancer research.
September 22, 2014
News Feature
SSRL protein crystallography expert joined research effort that could lead to a safe and effective alternative to chemotherapy.
June 3, 2014
News Feature
After working with particle accelerators his entire professional career, Heather Rock Woods’ father placed himself in the path of a beam to fight cancer.
May 22, 2014
Press Release
By finding surprising similarities in the way immune system defenders bind to disease-causing invaders, a new study may help scientists develop new treatments.
Conceptual art - see caption
May 15, 2014
News Feature
Researchers have discovered that an Ebola virus protein can transform into three distinct structures with different functions. This rather uncommon property provides new clues for the development of potential drugs for deadly hemorrhagic fever.
Illustration - Ebola virus transformations

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