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New Biophysics Findings Has Been Reported by Investigators at National Institute of Standards and Technology (Probing the Average Local Structure of...

July 8, 2014



New Biophysics Findings Has Been Reported by Investigators at National Institute of Standards and Technology (Probing the Average Local Structure of Biomolecules Using Small-Angle Scattering and Scaling Laws)

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Physics Week -- New research on Biophysics is the subject of a report. According to news reporting from Gaithersburg, Maryland, by VerticalNews journalists, research stated, "Small-angle neutron and x-ray scattering have become invaluable tools for probing the nanostructure of molecules in solution."

The news correspondents obtained a quote from the research from the National Institute of Standards and Technology, "It was recently shown that the definite integral of the scattering profile exhibits a scaling (power-law) behavior with respect to molecular mass. We derive the origin of this relationship, and discuss how the integrated scattering profile can be used to identify differing levels of disorder over local less than or similar to 30 angstrom length scales."

According to the news reporters, the research concluded: "We apply our analysis to globular and intrinsically disordered proteins."

For more information on this research see: Probing the Average Local Structure of Biomolecules Using Small-Angle Scattering and Scaling Laws. Biophysical Journal, 2014;106(11):2474-2482. Biophysical Journal can be contacted at: Cell Press, 600 Technology Square, 5TH Floor, Cambridge, MA 02139, USA. (Elsevier - www.elsevier.com; Biophysical Journal - www.elsevier.com/wps/product/cws_home/716950)

Our news journalists report that additional information may be obtained by contacting M.C. Watson, NIST, Center Neutron Res, Gaithersburg, MD 20899, United States.

Keywords for this news article include: Maryland, Biophysics, Gaithersburg, United States, North and Central America

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