2017 Nobel Prize in Chemistry: how making microscopes cool is helping cancer research

Anne Li                                                                                     October 28th, 2017


As a research charity, cool science always gets us excited. But the tech that yesterday earned its pioneers this year’s Nobel Prize in Chemistry is so cool it’s sub-zero: cryo-electron microscopy. Far from the microscopes we used in school to examine strands of our hair and the features of onion skins, this form of imaging has allowed researchers to picture the molecules of life in detail previously inconceivable. Central to the technique’s prying is getting its subjects cold. Very cold. And these frigid microscopes are helping researchers make real progress in cancer science.


See original article at: https://scienceblog.cancerresearchuk.org/2017/10/05/2017-nobel-prize-in-chemistry-how-making-microscopes-cool-is-helping-cancer-research/

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