Scientists discover bacteria's clever defence mechanism

Scientists have uncovered important new information about how bacteria grow and multiply, potentially leading to the discovery of much-needed new antibiotic drugs. Using Diamond Light Source – the UK's synchrotron science ...

Flying fish – from Africa to the Amazon

(Phys.org) —Scientists have uncovered the natural fertiliser contained within Saharan dust that plays an important role in the health of the Amazon rainforest when it is blown across the Atlantic: fish bone.

A single diamond crystal does the job

(Phys.org) —X-ray absorption spectroscopy (XAS) is a technique used in many areas of science, from biology to materials science,that allows researchers to uncover information on a sample's molecular structure and electronic ...

Scientists make huge strides in imaging science

(Phys.org) —University scientists have developed a rapid new technique involving X-ray imaging that allows clear images to be obtained displaying the orientational properties of molecules in solid materials.

Doing more with less; in cellulo structure determinations

Anyone involved in macromolecular crystallography will know that for many years scientists have had to rely on a multi-stage process utilizing protein, usually expressed in engineered cells, which is then extracted and purified ...

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