Life Sciences & Biotech
For the first time, researchers have been able to determine the three-dimensional structure of an important membrane protein that regulates the ion balance of cells. The findings open up new possibilities to fight diseases such as malaria and sleeping sickness and have recently been published in the journal Science.
Researchers from KTH Royal Institute of Technology, the Polish Academy of Sciences in Warsaw and the MAX IV Laboratory have discovered a new type of material which has been named topological crystalline insulators. So far it's a little early to comment on the future for the material, but due to its special characteristics the material could be useful for the computer industry says one of the researchers behind the discovery.
First light from FERMI FEL-2 with fresh bunch injection technique.On October 11, 2012 the beam line FERMI FEL-2 has generated its first coherent photons.
Synchrotrons like Diamond provide a range of techniques that can assist scientists in their search for new materials and storage strategies that may help us to address the energy challenges facing us at this time. Li-ion batteries are now seen as the best choice to advance the development of hybrid electric cars.