Tag Archives: NMR/MRI

Evolutionary insights into shape-shifting proteins

Over millions of years a protein that now folds into two stable structures likely favored first one configuration, then the other, before settling on both. Continue reading

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Evolutionary insights into shape-shifting protein

A protein that has two stable structures likely evolved from an ancestor that had only one. Continue reading

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NMR Using Earth’s Magnetic Field

Berkeley Lab researchers carried out a proof-of-concept NMR experiment using a high-sensitivity magnetometer and a magnetic field comparable to that of the Earth. Continue reading

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Producing Hyperpolarized Xenon Gas on a Microfluidic Chip

While big machines were once the stuff that scientific dreams are made of, analytical spectroscopy instrumentation has trended to smaller products that are portable, affordable, and fit into locations far removed from a standard laboratory. Continue reading

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What Do You Get if You Cross a Geophysicist with a Particle Physicist?

Physicist(geo)  x Physicist(particle) sinθ. Or, an experiment using polarized electrons and Earth’s magnetic field that probes the existence of a new force predicted by particle physics. Continue reading

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