Crystallography

  • Crystal-free crystallography

    A new twist can make seeing tricky molecules crystal clear.

    How do we know that DNA is a double helix, or that coronavirus spike proteins are spike-shaped? One technique – X-ray...

    Chemistry January 20, 2022
  • Polly Porter rolls the stones

    As a Victorian-era girl, Mary Winearls Porter was kept from education, making her later scientifi...

    Polly Porter. The name sounds more like a character in a young-adult adventure story from the early 20th century than...

    Chemistry November 14, 2021
  • Superstars of STEM: Beating bacteria at its own game

    Queensland’s Róisín McMahon is looking to nature for clues to overcoming antibiotic resistance. D...

    Each year about 700,000 people across the globe die from drug resistant bacterial infections. Antibiotics are becomi...

    Biology July 16, 2018
  • Structure of human cannabinoid receptor

    Potential to design drugs with fewer side effects.

    Humans have been smoking marijuana for thousands of years, but scientists haven't yet nutted out the molecular nitty-...

    Chemistry October 20, 2016
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