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New method enables discovery of 3D structures for molecules important to medicine | KurzweilAI

New method enables discovery of 3D structures for molecules important to medicine | KurzweilAI

Researchers have overcome a long-standing technical barrier to imaging 3D structures of thousands of molecules important to medicine and biology.

The 3D structures of many protein molecules have been discovered using a technique called X-ray crystallography, but the method relies on scientists being able to produce highly ordered crystals containing the protein molecules in a regular arrangement. When X-rays are shone on highly ordered crystals, the X-rays scatter…

Source: New method enables discovery of 3D structures for molecules important to medicine | KurzweilAI