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February 27, 2013
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A Dual Look at Photosystem II Using the World’s Most Powerful X-Ray Laser

Berkeley Lab and SLAC Researchers Demonstrate Room Temperature Simultaneous Diffraction/Spectroscopy of Metalloenzymes From providing living cells with energy, to nitrogen fixation, to the splitting of water molecules, the catalytic activities of metalloenzymes – proteins that contain a metal ion – … Continue reading

February 24, 2013
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Revealing the Secrets of Motility in Archaea

Scientists from Berkeley Lab and the Max Planck Institute for Terrestrial Microbiology analyze a unique microbial motor The protein structure of the motor that propels archaea has been characterized for the first time by a team of scientists from the … Continue reading

August 2, 2012
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Ralph Milliken: Curiosity’s Mission on Mars

As Curiosity, the Mars Science Laboratory rover, gets set to land in the wee hours of Monday morning, Brown geologist Ralph Milliken will be getting ready to get to work. He’s a member of the mission’s science team. His curiosity … Continue reading

July 25, 2012
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Diamond in The Rough: Half-Century Puzzle Solved

A Yale-led team of mineral physicists has for the first time confirmed through high-pressure experiments the structure of cold-compressed graphite, a form of carbon that is comparable in hardness to its cousin, diamond, but only requires pressure to synthesize. The … Continue reading

June 14, 2012
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A New Way of Looking at Photosystem II

Berkeley Lab and SLAC Researchers Study Key Protein Complex Crucial to Photosynthesis Future prospects for clean, green, renewable energy may hinge upon our ability to mimic and improve upon photosynthesis – the process by which green plants, algae and some … Continue reading

January 25, 2012
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Under the Electron Microscope – A 3-D Image of an Individual Protein

*The high resolution of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory’s Gang Ren* When Gang Ren whirls the controls of his cryo-electron microscope, he compares it to fine-tuning the gearshift and brakes of a racing bicycle. But this machine at the U.S. Department … Continue reading