Molecular biology

Sweet spot: Disabling antibiotic-resistant bacteriaJune 17, 2015

Researchers at Argonne National Laboratory and Brandeis University may have found a way around an infectious bacterium’s natural defenses.

Improved understanding of protein complex offers insight into DNA replication initiation mechanism basicsMarch 18, 2015

A clearer understanding of the origin recognition complex – a protein complex that directs DNA replication – through its crystal structure offers new insight into fundamental mechanisms of DNA replication initiation. This will also provide insight into how ORC may be compromised in a subset of patients with Meier-Gorlin syndrome, a form of dwarfism in humans.

Argonne Now Magazine - Summer 2014

In the summer 2014 issue of the Argonne magazine, learn about "The Science that Stumped Einstein," find out how we are addressing crime, social unrest, and buses by finding patterns in data in "City of Big Data," and take a trip back to 19th-century Chicago to get perspective on the ongoing issue of soot and carbon in the air in "The Volcano of a Hundred Thousand Mouths." Also featuring Ask a Scientist, fun facts, infographics, The Secret Lives of Scientists, and more.

New insight on HIV life cycle gained through creative use of high-energy X-raysMay 12, 2014

Structural basis of recognition between an HIV-1 RNA domain and rev protein for nuclear export before being spliced

Advanced Photon Source to remain leader in protein structure research for yearsMay 5, 2014

No X-ray facility in the world has supported more protein structure research and characterized more proteins than the Advanced Photon Source. Soon this 2/3-mile in circumference X-ray instrument will get a boost in efficiency that likely will translate into a big boon for the discovery of new pharmaceuticals, the control of genetic disorders and other diseases and advance the biotech industry.