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Did you hear about this scaffolding method which allows biochemists see proteins in remarkable detail?

Wow.
UCLA biochemists have achieved a first in biology: viewing at near-atomic detail the smallest protein ever seen by the technique whose development won its creators the 2017 Nobel Prize in chemistry. That technique, called cryo-electron microscopy, enables scientists to see large biomolecules, such as viruses, in extraordinary detail.
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https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/04/180413093808.htm

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No, and that sounds like another great imagining advancement.
Like the author said, when we can see something, we gain a better understanding of how it functions.
When we can't see them, there's educated guesswork involved.
We need to fully understand, no guesses, if we're to develop effective treatments with few, if any, side effects.

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