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Copper helps out in protein studies

Researchers have developed a novel solid-state NMR spectroscopic method that uses paramagnetic tags to help them visualize the shape of protein molecules. The technique could be used to help scientists understand the properties of various biological molecules under normal, healthy conditions and also in those that are involved in a range of diseases from Alzheimer’s to mad cow disease.

There’s more on this research in my latest on SpectroscopyNOW.

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