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|Cyanobacterial studies examine cellular structure during nitrogen starvation|
Added: 16.11.2017 22:10 | 0 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 21:03 | 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.
|Neutrons probe oxygen-generating enzyme for a greener approach to clean water|
Added: 14.11.2017 6:03 | 1 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.
|Neutrons observe vitamin B6-dependent enzyme activity useful for drug development|
Added: 16.10.2017 17:44 | 4 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.
|Connecting the Dots|
Added: 07.10.2017 3:33 | 15 views | 0 comments
Nuclear physicists are using America’s most powerful supercomputers to characterize behavior of objects, from subatomic neutrons to neutron stars, that differ dramatically in size yet are closely connected by physics.
|Exclusive: We may have detected a new kind of gravitational wave|
Added: 23.08.2017 12:35 | 7 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
|What is an Atom?|
Added: 08.08.2017 11:22 | 6 views | 0 comments
Atoms are the basic units of matter. They are made up of three particles: protons, neutrons and electrons.
|Neutrons peer into a running engine|
Added: 27.07.2017 18:34 | 8 views | 0 comments
Scientists have used neutrons to investigate the performance of a new aluminum alloy in a gasoline-powered engine -- while the engine was running.
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