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Models From Big Molecules Captured in a Flash

May 26, 2013

four models of large biological molecules The structures of most of the 2 million proteins in the human body are still unknown, even at low resolution. A new algorithm, developed by researchers at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and their colleagues, solves the convoluted shapes of large molecules by using images of numerous individual samples, all caught simultaneously in a split-second flash of X-rays from a free-electron laser. Full Story

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