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Catching proteins in the act

Scientists have successfully shown how the ultrafast processes by which proteins do their work can be studied with free-electron X-ray lasers. As a model organism, they used a simple microbe that can convert light into chemical energy.

Posted: Aug 22nd, 2016

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Biophysics: Stopping the random walk

The cell's internal skeleton undergoes constant restructuring. Physicists show that its associated proteins can be efficiently transported to their sites of action by diffusion - provided they can be arrested when they get there.

Posted: Aug 17th, 2016

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