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Protein Folding: Diverse Methods Yield Clues
August 6, 2009
Rice University physicists have written the next chapter in an innovative approach for studying the forces that shape proteins. Featured on the cover of today's issue of the Journal of Physical Chemistry, the new research illustrates the value of studying proteins with a new method that uses the tools of nanotechnology.
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