Molecular biology

Argonne, Harvard research team probe mechanisms regulating bacterial cell divisionOctober 12, 2012

A Midwest Center for Structural Genomics collaborative effort between Argonne and Harvard University researchers has investigated the control of certain cell division hydrolases, called amidases, required for Escherichia coli and other pathogenic bacteria cell division.

Advanced Photon Source lights the way to 2012 Chemistry NobelOctober 10, 2012

Thanks in part to research performed at Argonne National Laboratory, the 2012 Nobel Prize in Chemistry was awarded today to Americans Brian Kobilka and Robert Lefkowitz for their work on G protein-coupled receptors.

Biochips to investigate cattle disease win entrepreneurial challengeJuly 9, 2012

Researchers at Argonne are feeling bullish about new biochips that can detect bovine mastitis infection in dairy cows.

How heroin works: Imaging opioid receptors in the brainApril 24, 2012

Researchers and doctors have gleaned new clues to the molecular mechanisms behind some of the most addictive substances in the world, thanks to two new studies that uncovered the structures of some of the most intricate and challenging proteins ever analyzed on the atomic level.

Argonne breaks ground on $34.5M research facilityAugust 30, 2011

Argonne National Laboratory broke ground today on a $34.5 million Advanced Protein Crystallization Facility that will enable scientists from Illinois and around the world to produce, purify and characterize a wide range of proteins more rapidly and have a critical role in the development of important medical therapeutics.

Argonne researchers develop method that aims to stabilize antibodiesSeptember 3, 2009

Researchers at Argonne National Laboratory have developed a systematic method to improve the stability of antibodies.