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Cyanobacterial studies examine cellular structure during nitrogen starvation

Added: 16.11.2017 13:26 | 1 views | 0 comments

Researchers are using neutrons to study what happens when cyanobacteria cell samples are starved for nitrogen. They are especially interested in how this process affects phycobilisomes, large antenna protein complexes in the cells that harvest light for photosynthesis.


A fast reactor system to shorten the lifetime of long-lived fission products

Added: 14.11.2017 16:23 | 1 views | 0 comments

Researchers have proposed a more efficient method to reduce radioactive waste. The study involves converting radioactive material into short-lived nuclides by absorbing surplus neutrons in the core peripheral portion of a small fast reactor faster than they are generated in the core, thus providing an effective way to lessen the burden of nuclear waste on future generations.

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Neutrons probe oxygen-generating enzyme for a greener approach to clean water

Added: 13.11.2017 23:23 | 3 views | 0 comments

A new study sheds light on a unique enzyme that could provide an eco-friendly treatment for chlorite-contaminated water supplies and improve water quality worldwide. An international team of researchers used neutron analysis, X-ray crystallography and other techniques to study chlorite dismutase, an enzyme that breaks down the environmental pollutant chlorite into harmless byproducts. Their results advance understanding of the catalytic process involved to support future applications in bioremediation and biotechnology.

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Neutrons observe vitamin B6-dependent enzyme activity useful for drug development

Added: 16.10.2017 12:44 | 3 views | 0 comments

Scientists have performed neutron structural analysis of a vitamin B6-dependent protein, potentially opening avenues for new antibiotics and drugs to battle diseases such as drug-resistant tuberculosis, malaria and diabetes. Specifically, the team used neutron crystallography to study the location of hydrogen atoms in aspartate aminotransferase, or AAT, an enzyme vital to the metabolism of certain amino acids.

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Exclusive: We may have detected a new kind of gravitational wave

Added: 23.08.2017 7:35 | 6 views | 0 comments

Rumours are swirling of a new kind of gravitational wave, created by colliding neutrons stars, rather than black holes. Now Hubble has joined the hunt

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CERN Physicists Find a Particle With a Double Dose of Charm

Added: 06.07.2017 20:09 | 9 views | 0 comments

The discovery could provide new insight into how quarks, the building blocks of protons and neutrons, interact with each other.

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Neutrons detect elusive Higgs amplitude mode in quantum material

Added: 06.07.2017 9:26 | 7 views | 0 comments

Scientists have used sophisticated neutron scattering techniques to detect an elusive quantum state known as the Higgs amplitude mode in a two-dimensional material.

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