Superbright and fast X-rays image single layer of proteins

(Phys.org) —In biology, a protein’s shape is key to understanding how it causes disease or toxicity. Researchers who use X-rays to take snapshots of proteins need a billion copies of the same protein stacked and packed into a neat crystal. Now, scientists using exceptionally bright and fast X-rays can take a picture that rivals conventional methods with a sheet of proteins just one protein molecule thick.

from Phys.org: Physics News http://ift.tt/1f0qQA8

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