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Team finds new way to map important drug targets


December 19, 2013

illustration representing a migraine Researchers have used new techniques and one of the brightest X-ray sources on the planet to map the 3-D structure of an important cellular gatekeeper in a more natural state than was previously possible. Full Story

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Scripps Research Institute

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