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2017

West Virginia University

WVU Biochemist Goes Online to X-ray Life-Sustaining Crystals

On August 22, Robart, assistant professor of biochemistry in the WVU School of Medicine, used the powerful Advanced Photon Source at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory in Chicago via the Internet to zap three types of life-sustaining crystals with X-rays revealing molecular structures that resemble tangles of corkscrew pasta or patterns of daisies.

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University of Harvard

Slippery Liquid Surfaces Confuse Mussels to Stop Them From Sticking to Underwater Structures

Researchers the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University and collaborators at NTU Singapore have demonstrated that mussels are unable to attach to certain slippery surfaces, making them attractive options for non-toxic, effective anti-fouling coatings for ships and other underwater structures.

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