News tagged with crystallography

Shells, silicon & neighbourly atoms

What do shells, solar panels and DVDs have in common? At the atomic scale they are 'amorphous', that is -- unlike crystals -- they are built from irregular arrangements of atoms.

Mar 24, 2010
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The hidden lives of proteins

An important Brandeis study appearing in the December 3 issue of Nature raises the curtain on the hidden lives of proteins at the atomic level. The study reports that for the first time, researchers used x ...

Dec 02, 2009
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2 Americans, 1 Israeli win Nobel chemistry prize

(AP) -- Two Americans and an Israeli scientist won the 2009 Nobel Prize in chemistry on Wednesday for atom-by-atom mapping of the protein-making factories within cells - a feat that has spurred the development ...

Oct 07, 2009
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Boron-based compounds trick a biomedical protein

(PhysOrg.com) -- Chemists and biologists have successfully demonstrated that specially synthesized boron compounds are readily accepted in biologically active enzymes, a move that, they say, is a proof of concept that could ...

Sep 07, 2009
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