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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, present and a tantalizing glimpse of its future. (2014-08-20)
Even if imprisoned inside a crystal, molecules can still move
X-ray crystallography reveals the three-dimensional structure of a molecule, especially for therapeutic or biotechnological purposes. (2015-10-06)
Workshop to focus on X-ray diffraction method that reveals nature of drug-substrate interactions
A new, more powerful method of determining the details of molecular structure will be the topic of an international workshop to be held May 12-17 at the University at Buffalo. (2003-05-05)
Crystallographers meet in Los Angeles
Using chemistry to identify and authenticate historic artwork, a new report on the protein responsible for mad cow disease, and a new chocolate manufacturing process are just a few of the highlights at this week's annual meeting of the American Crystallographic Association (ACA) taking place at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel in Los Angeles. (2001-07-25)
Largest US conference of the year on crystallography
The 65th Annual Meeting of the American Crystallographic Association Convenes in Philadelphia this Month, from July 25-29, 2015. (2015-07-10)
International science team solve biological mystery
The debate over whether a single hydrogen atom exists is finally settled. (2014-07-10)
Neutron crystallography aids in drug design
Knowledge of H-bonding networks, water molecule orientations and protonation states, along with details of hydrophobic and electrostatic interactions, can prove vital towards a better understanding of many biological processes, such as enzyme mechanisms and can help guide structure-based drug design. (2016-09-07)
Neutron crystallography solves long-standing biological mystery
An international team of researchers led by the University of Leicester and the Institut Laue-Langevin have solved a long-standing mystery in biology by identifying the structure of a vital enzyme intermediate. (2014-07-10)
Combined effort for structural determination
Combining powder diffraction data with electron crystallography can give us a clearer view of modulated structures. (2015-04-15)
Continuing Bragg legacy of structure determination
Over 100 years since the Nobel Prize-winning father and son team Sir William and Sir Lawrence Bragg pioneered the use of X-rays to determine crystal structure, University of Adelaide researchers have made significant new advances in the field. (2014-09-07)
Nobel laureate will discuss protein power
Australian scientists will have a rare opportunity to learn about the future of biomedicine when Nobel Laureate Professor Robert Huber visits Brisbane tomorrow. (2006-04-03)
Joint research into an enzyme that causes genetic diseases
Researchers from CIC bioGUNE's Structural Biology Unit and Columbia University have conducted a joint research project, published in the prestigious scientific journal Structure, to gain in-depth knowledge of the structure of pyruvate carboxylase when it is in solution (in the (2009-08-05)
Sometimes the average just isn't good enough
Computational biologists from the Max F. Perutz Laboratories of the University of Vienna and the Medical University of Vienna show that averaging is not always a good thing when it comes to analyzing protein crystal structures. (2014-02-10)
X-raying ion channels
The Nobel Prize winner Roderick MacKinnon suggested that ion channels were like rigid tubes through which molecules of varying size move. (2015-06-22)
Howard Hughes Medical Institute funds biomedical facilities at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab
The Howard Hughes Medical Institute, one of the world's leading biomedical research organizations, will spend $8.05 million to build two new (1999-12-14)
A public database of macromolecular diffraction experiments
The reproducibility of published experimental results has recently attracted attention in many different scientific fields. (2016-11-08)
Bringing out the best in X-ray crystallography data
Combining components of Rosetta and PHENIX, two successful software programs for creating 3-D structural models of proteins and other biomolecules, Berkeley Lab researchers have created a new method for refining those models and making the best of available experimental data. (2013-11-05)
Staphyloccus ribosome structure researched by KFU Structural Biology Lab
The results were published in Nucleic Acids Research. This paper was announced as the best of May 2017 by FSBMB. (2017-06-05)
Nanosheets and nanowires
Researchers in China have found a convenient way to selectively prepare germanium sulfide nanostructures, including nanosheets and nanowires, that are more active than their bulk counterparts. (2014-04-01)
CNIO scientists develop technology to redirect proteins towards specific areas of the genome
The Spanish National Cancer Research Centre Macromolecular Crystallography Group has managed to reprogram the binding of a protein called BuD to DNA in order to redirect it towards specific DNA regions. (2014-07-10)
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. (2014-11-10)
Aperiodic crystals and beyond
Once a contradiction in terms, aperiodic crystals show instead that 'long-range order' has never been defined. (2015-06-17)
Tiny crystals to boost solar
A new approach to studying solar panel absorber materials has been developed by researchers in France. (2014-04-02)
A first direct glimpse of photosynthesis in action
An international team of researchers, including scientists from the Max Planck Institute for Medical Research in Heidelberg, has just a reported a major step in understanding photosynthesis, the process by which the Earth first gained and now maintains the oxygen in its atmosphere and which is therefore crucial for all higher forms of life on earth. (2014-07-11)
Structure of key cancer drug target identified
Researchers from Monash's Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology have determined the structure of the protein JAK2 kinase, a discovery with huge implications for the design and development of new cancer drugs. (2005-10-25)
New technique maps twin faces of smallest Janus nanoparticles
Vanderbilt chemists have developed the first method that can rapidly and accurately map the surfaces of Janus nanoparticles, tiny particles that possess two chemically distinct faces. (2011-09-26)
New research could stop tumor cells from spreading
Researchers from the department of chemistry and molecular biology at the University of Gothenburg have managed for the first time to obtain detailed information about the role of the protein metastasin in the spread of tumor cells. (2012-04-02)
Argonne's Joachimiak and Rosenbaum honored with the 2007 Compton Award
The Department of Energy's Advanced Photon Source and the APS Users Organization have announced that the 2007 Arthur H. (2007-05-07)
University of Manchester uses crystals to help battle deadly diseases
A groundbreaking technique developed at The University of Manchester, which uses crystals to map 'invisible' parts of molecules, is set to revolutionise drug discovery. (2004-11-23)
'Molecular movie' opens door to new cancer treatments
An international team of scientists led by the University of Liverpool has produced a 'structural movie' revealing the step-by-step creation of an important naturally occurring chemical in the body that plays a role in some cancers. (2016-02-09)
Carnegie Mellon chemists create tiny gold nanoparticles that reflect nature's patterns
Our world is full of patterns, from the twist of a DNA molecule to the spiral of the Milky Way. (2015-04-09)
Scientists make first step towards 'holy grail' of crystallography
Scientists from Imperial College London and the University of Surrey have developed a new technique for crystallising proteins, a discovery which could help speed up the development of new medicines and treatments. (2006-01-09)
IUPUI scientists report first 3-D view of anti-cancer agent
Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis researchers have created the first 3-D image of how a well-established chemotherapy agent targets and binds to DNA. (2008-03-18)
Novel small antibody fragment: A valuable tool in crystallography
Achieving quality diffracting crystals remains the major bottleneck in macromolecular X-ray crystallography. (2017-09-20)
Institut Pasteur Korea and Proteros establish a new collaboration
Proteros Biostructures GmbH announced today that it has entered into a service agreement with Institut Pasteur Korea (IP-K) under which Proteros will provide structure-based drug discovery services to IP-K. (2011-05-24)
Why so many antibodies fail to protect against HIV infection
Researchers have been stymied for years over the fact that people infected with the AIDS virus do indeed produce antibodies in response to the pathogen -- antibodies that turn out to be ineffective in blocking infection. (2010-11-18)
Advancing methodology at BESSY II: Automated evaluation speeds up the search for new active substance
The macromolecular crystallography beamlines at the BESSY II X-ray source are specially designed to highly automated structural analyses of protein crystals. (2016-10-04)
NIH grant will boost electron microscopy at Brandeis
Researchers' ability to rapidly detect the macromolecular protein clumps implicated in Alzheimer's and other neurodegenerative diseases will soon get a sizable boost in the lab of biochemist and Howard Hughes Medical Investigator Nikolaus Grigorieff. (2009-10-07)
Poxvirus potency uncovered in new atomic map
A new study reveals how poxvirus evolved a very efficient (2008-02-01)
Neutrons probe structure of enzyme critical to development of next-generation HIV drugs
A team led by the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory used neutron analysis to better understand a protein implicated in the replication of HIV, the retrovirus that causes AIDS. (2016-05-20)
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