First Realistic Portraits of Squishy Layer That’s Key to Battery Performance

[ad_1] Cryo-EM snapshots of the solid-electrolyte interphase, or SEI, reveal its natural swollen state and offer a new approach to lithium-metal battery design. Lithium metal batteries might store much more charge in a given space than lithium-ion batteries can today, and the race is on to create them for next-generation electric cars, electronics, and other […]

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Nanotechnology Enables 3D Visualization of Crucial RNA Structures at Near-Atomic Resolution

[ad_1] This illustration is inspired by the Paleolithic rock painting in the Lascaux cave, signifying the acronym of our method, ROCK. Figuratively, the patterns of the rock art in the background (brown) are the 2D projections of the engineered dimeric construct of the Tetrahymena group I intron, while the main object in the front (blue) […]

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Molecular Cage Reveals Near-Atomic Level Details of Cancer Proteins

[ad_1] A detailed cryo-EM reconstruction of KIX proteins (magenta) surrounding the central apoferritin shell (cyan). The outer MBP shell is not shown. Credit: Greg Stewart/SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory Sandwiching wiggly proteins between two other layers allows scientists to get the most detailed images yet of a protein that’s key to the spread of acute myeloid […]

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Cryo-EM Reveals How “911” Molecule Helps Repair DNA Damage

[ad_1] The image depicts how the 911 clamp is loaded onto DNA. Credit: Courtesy of Dr. Huilin Li, Van Andel Institute When something goes wrong during DNA replication, cells call their own version of 911 to pause the process and fix the problem — a failsafe that is critical to maintaining health and staving off […]

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