New Technique for Understanding Disease
Researchers developed a technique to selectively identify sites of oxidation in complex protein mixtures, which could shed light on the role of oxidative damage in cancer and other diseases.
High magnetic fields allow scientists to measure, for the first time, the mass of the fundamental particles in monolayer tungsten diselenide, a new family of two-dimensional materials.
Powered by magnets, a new synchrotron in the Middle East will shed light on everything from neurons to old artifacts while fostering international collaboration. Read about it in fields magazine.
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Exciton states in a new monolayer semiconductor
27 February 2018
Analogous to the unique spectral fingerprint of any atom or molecule, researchers have measured the spectrum of optical excitations in monolayer tungsten diselenide (WSe2), which is a member of a new family of ultrathin semiconductors that are just one atomic layer thick.
Targeted annotation of peptides by selective infrared multiphoton dissociation mass spectrometry
27 February 2018
Protein oxidative damage is a common occurrence in a number of diseases, including cancer, neurodegenerative, and cardiovascular disease. Yet, little is known about its contribution to these illnesses. We developed a new technique, utilizing an infrared laser in combination with a mass spectrometer, to selectively identify sites of oxidation in complex protein mixtures. This sensitive and rapid platform may outperform current techniques and thus shed light on the involvement of oxidative damage in each of these diseases.
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