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Press Release 09-207
Identifying Molecules in Infrared Could Lead to New Medicines

New technique for "seeing" how proteins interact is a potential game changer

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Illustration showing chemical bonds between atoms.

For the first time, researchers can use infrared spectroscopy to determine what type of bonds protein molecules contain and to identify materials. The new technique has been sought to overcome several limitations of the current, standard technique.

Credit: Hatice Altug, Electrical Engineering Department, Boston University

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