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Light-generating transistors to power labs on chips

What started out as 'blue-sky' thinking by a group of European researchers could ultimately lead to the commercial mass production of a new generation of optoelectronic components for devices ranging from mobile laboratories to mobile phones.

Posted: Dec 11th, 2009

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Reaching the summit of protein dynamics

In a groundbreaking study this week in Cell, Brandeis researchers reveal for the first time computationally and experimentally the molecular pathway that a protein takes to cross the energy barrier, the 'climb over the mountain'.

Posted: Dec 10th, 2009

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Cambridge scientists archive 500,000th crystal structure

The Cambridge Crystallographic Data Centre (CCDC) is proud to announce an important milestone in the history of crystallography - the archiving of the 500,000th small molecule crystal structure to the Cambridge Structural Database (CSD).

Posted: Dec 10th, 2009

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A speedy CAT scan for cells

Think of it as an emergency room exam for cells. In the span of a few minutes, scientists at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory can produce three-dimensional CAT scans of entire cells, revealing their internal structure down to the smallest organelle.

Posted: Dec 10th, 2009

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