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A laser, a crystal and molecular structures

September 30, 2019

Researchers have built a new tool to study molecules using a laser, a crystal and light detectors. This…
Discovery of periodic tables for molecules

September 9, 2019

Scientists at Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo Tech) develop tables similar to the periodic table of elements but…
Mapping Battery Materials with Atomic Precision

March 7, 2018

Lithium-ion batteries are widely used in home electronics and are now being used to power electric vehicles and…
Free Software Can Help Spot New Forms of Fentanyl and Other Illegal Drugs

March 7, 2018

Fentanyl, the synthetic drug that is driving a nationwide overdose epidemic, is not only a killer. It’s also…
Tweaking a molecule’s structure can send it down a different path to crystallization

April 23, 2017

Silky chocolate, a more effective medical drug or solar panels all require the same thing: just the right…
Structure of primary cannabinoid receptor is revealed

October 24, 2016

New research is providing a more detailed view into the structure of the human cannabinoid (CB1) receptor. These…
Crystal Clear Imaging: Infrared Brings to Light Nanoscale Molecular Arrangement

October 17, 2016

Detailing the molecular makeup of materials—from solar cells to organic light-emitting diodes (LEDs) and transistors, and medically important…
Molecular switch matures heart cells derived from stem cells

May 15, 2015

A molecular switch that seems to be essential  for embryonic heart cells to grow into more mature, adult-like…
New analysis shows ion slowdown in fuel cell material

March 3, 2015

Dislocations in oxides such as cerium dioxide, a solid electrolyte for fuel cells, turn out to have a…
From the bottom up: Manipulating nanoribbons at the molecular level

January 13, 2015

Narrow strips of graphene called nanoribbons exhibit extraordinary properties that make them important candidates for future nanoelectronic technologies.…
Study Reveals Molecular Structure of Water at Gold Electrodes

October 24, 2014

When a solid material is immersed in a liquid, the liquid immediately next to its surface differs from…
Protein secrets of Ebola virus

September 15, 2014

The current Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa, which has claimed more than 2000 lives, has highlighted the…
Researchers exploring collagen growth

September 10, 2014

Wonmuk Hwang Research by a biomedical engineer at Texas A&M University is shedding light on how collagen grows…
X-rays shine light on atoms at work in a chemical reaction

June 20, 2014

Not your standard protein. orinoco14, CC BY-NC For more than 100 years, scientists have “peered” at atoms in a crystal…
Scientists take first dip into water’s mysterious ‘no-man’s land’

June 19, 2014

Scientists at the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory have made the first structural observations of liquid…
Cooking crystals and breaking good science

March 24, 2014

TV star Mel Giedroyc has teamed up with Oxford University scientists to explore the shapes and structures of…
Atomic-scale characterization of electromagnetic structure in multiferroic materials

October 14, 2013

The development of new materials for novel applications and devices requires advanced methods to accurately characterize their atomic…
New technique expands options for molecular imaging

August 20, 2013

A Rice University laboratory has improved upon its ability to determine molecular structures in three dimensions in ways…
Solar power heads in a new direction: thinner

June 26, 2013

Most efforts at improving solar cells have focused on increasing the efficiency of their energy conversion, or on…
New visualization reveals virus particles have more individuality than thought

June 3, 2013

Virus particles of the same type had been thought to have identical structures, like a mass-produced toy, but…
New chemical approach to beat Alzheimer’s disease

May 30, 2013

A computer generated molecular model of heparan sulphates Scientists at the University of Liverpool and Callaghan Innovation in…
Models from big molecules captured in a flash

May 28, 2013

To learn how biological molecules like proteins function, scientists must first understand their structures. Almost as important is…
A new dimension for 3-D protein structures

May 14, 2013

3D structures of biological molecules like proteins directly affect the way they behave in our bodies. EPFL scientists…
Protein shaped like a spider

May 1, 2013

The protein C4BP is similar to a spider in its spatial form with eight “arms”. The structure of…
Comparing Proteins at a Glance

May 1, 2013

A revolutionary X-ray analytical technique that enables researchers at a glance to identify structural similarities and differences between…
Researchers unveil technique for easy comparisons of proteins in solution

April 30, 2013

A revolutionary X-ray analytical technique that enables researchers at a glance to identify structural similarities and differences between…
Researchers develop new metrics for X-ray and neutron analysis of flexible macromolecules

April 26, 2013

A dramatic leap forward in the ability of scientists to study the structural states of macromolecules such as…
Vaterite: Crystal within a crystal helps resolve an old puzzle

April 26, 2013

With the help of a solitary sea squirt, scientists have resolved the longstanding puzzle of the crystal structure…
Scientists map all possible drug-like chemical compounds

April 23, 2013

Drug developers may have a new tool to search for more effective medications and new materials. It’s a…
Decoding the structure of bone

April 19, 2013

The bones that support our bodies are made of remarkably complex arrangements of materials — so much so…
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