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posted 22. November 2005 22:59
New X-rays of cell's ribosome could lead to better antibiotics
Source: UC Berkeley News Centre
By Robert Sanders, Media Relations
03 November 2005
BERKELEY – A new, sharper picture of the nano-machine that translates our genetic^ program into proteins promises to help researchers explain how some types of antibiotics work and could lead to the design of better ones.
The high-resolution snapshots of the bacterial ribosome^ were captured by scientists at the University of California, Berkeley, and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) with the lab's Advanced Light Source, which generates intense beams of X-rays that can reveal unprecedented structural detail of such large and complex molecules...
Read full press release at UC Berkeley News Centre
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