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New Technique Takes a Big Step in Examination of Small Structures

March 5, 2008

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A research team, using the emerging technique of single-particle electron cryomicroscopy, has captured a 3-D  image of a virus at a resolution of 4.5 angstroms. This breaks a threshold, and allows researchers to now see a whole new level of detail in a structure. This is the highest resolution ever achieved for a living organism of this size. Full Story

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