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NMR Spectroscopy – News and Features

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Protein Structures To Aid Rational Drug Design

The structure of the C1 domain of protein kinase C – a protein implicated in many diseases including AIDS, Alzheimer's and cancer – has been solved, aiding rational drug design efforts.
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Seeing Inside the MOF "Sardine Can"

Spectroscopy with two differently polarized types of infrared light, has led to the first measurement of both guest-guest and guest-host interactions of metal-organic frameworks in real-time.
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Protein Pump Helps Bacteria To Become Resistant to Antibiotics

Chemists have discovered the structure of a protein that can pump toxic molecules out of bacterial cells. Proteins similar to this one are believed to help bacteria become resistant to multiple antibiotics.
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Metabolomics-Based Blood Test Could Enable Earlier Detection of Cancer

Dr. James Larkin discusses the benefits of biofluid metabolomics and how an NMR-based approach could help to improve the way that cancer is detected and monitored in patients with nonspecific symptoms.
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Atomic Absorption Spectroscopy, Principles and Applications

In this article, we explore atomic absorption spectroscopy, what is is, how it works, strengths and limitations and the areas in which the technique finds utility.
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Targeting SARS-CoV-2's Tangled Strands of RNA

The complex shapes that RNA takes on as it folds upon itself could have untapped therapeutic potential in the fight against COVID-19. Researchers have identified chemical compounds that can latch onto these 3D structures and block the virus’s ability to replicate.
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NMR Spectroscopy Principles, Interpreting an NMR Spectrum and Common Problems

Nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy is a physicochemical technique used to obtain structural information about molecules. In this article, we consider how it works, what it tells you and where it is used.
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Dynamic, Real-Time Imaging of 100 Single Molecules Simultaneously

Since its invention over 400 years ago, the microscope has continued to evolve. Researchers now describe advances in microscopy based on a phenomenon known as surface plasmon resonance.
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How Pathogenic Fungi Build Their Armor

Researchers have revealed the molecular architecture of fungal cell walls and the structural responses to stresses, aiding the development of antifungal drugs targeting cell wall components.
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Making and Breaking of Chemical Bond Monitored for the First Time

A new study has, for the first time, been able to monitor the different stages of a chemical reaction, as one bond breaks and another forms.
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