Chemist Christopher Dobson Dies
Chemist Christopher Dobson Dies
The University of Cambridge scholar’s research on folding proteins advanced scientists’ understanding of illnesses, such as Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, and type 2 diabetes.
Chemist Christopher Dobson Dies
Chemist Christopher Dobson Dies

The University of Cambridge scholar’s research on folding proteins advanced scientists’ understanding of illnesses, such as Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, and type 2 diabetes.

The University of Cambridge scholar’s research on folding proteins advanced scientists’ understanding of illnesses, such as Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, and type 2 diabetes.

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Barbara Low, Trailblazing Woman in X-Ray Crystallography, Dies
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The former Columbia University professor’s early work helped illuminate the structure of penicillin, allowing chemists to make variants and broaden the scope of antibiotic treatments.
Book Excerpt from <em>Gene Machine</em>
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Crystallography Innovator Dies
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A software upgrade follows ligands step-wise into their binding sites on receptors.
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Metagenomic sequence data boosts the power of protein modeling software to yield hundreds of new protein structure predictions.