News tagged with crystallography

Shortcut to protein portraits

All living organisms, from bacteria to humans, rely on proteins to perform their vital functions. How these proteins accomplish their tasks depends on their structure. Researchers from the Paul Scherrer Institute have now ...

dateDec 16, 2014 in General Physics
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Why I'm proud to be a crystallographer

This year I have learnt more that it is probably healthy to know about crystal structures. I've learnt how you can turn a rabbit green with a protein, read up on French military history and marvelled at how a crystal structure ...

dateDec 10, 2014 in Materials Science
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A greasy way to take better protein snapshots

Thanks to research performed at RIKEN's SACLA X-ray free electron laser facility in Japan, the dream of analyzing the structure of large, hard-to-crystallize proteins and other bio molecules has come one step closer to reality. ...

dateNov 10, 2014 in Materials Science
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Figuring out how we get the nitrogen we need

( —Nitrogen is an essential component of all living systems, playing important roles in everything from proteins and nucleic acids to vitamins. It is the most abundant element in Earth's atmosphere and is literally ...

dateOct 28, 2014 in Materials Science
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Celebrating 100 years of crystallography

To commemorate the 100th anniversary of a revolutionary technique that underpins much of modern science, Chemical & Engineering News (C&EN) magazine last week released a special edition on X-ray crystallography—its past, ...

dateAug 20, 2014 in Analytical Chemistry
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