Cryo-EM

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May 28, 2019 Decoding our biological thermostat: Three questions for McKnight Scholar Dr. Juan Du

Our body temperature is kept in check by an elegant biological thermostat. But, despite its critical role in keeping us healthy and protecting us from…

October 3, 2018 High-resolution “blueprint” reveals mechanism that helps E. coli infect the urinary tract

The findings may aid in the development of precision antimicrobial therapies GRAND RAPIDS, Michigan (October 3, 2018) — A common gut bacterium uses a unique…

September 24, 2018 Cryo-EM reveals structure of protein responsible for regulating temperature in the human body

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (September 24, 2018) — A team led by Van Andel Research Institute (VARI) scientists has revealed for the first time the…

June 13, 2018 Cryo-EM reveals interaction between major drug targets

Structure provides “blueprint” for drug development, answers a longstanding question in biology GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (June 13, 2018) — For the first time, scientists have…

May 10, 2018 Microbes from marine volcanic vents reveal how humans adjusted to a changing atmosphere

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., and ATHENS, Ga. (May 10, 2018) — Ancient microbes that thrive in some of the world’s most extreme environments and modern-day humans…

April 25, 2018 Meet the scientist behind the science: Dr. Huilin Li

There is an old adage in science — structure informs function, meaning the shapes of individual molecules are closely linked to their jobs in the…

January 22, 2018 Cryo-EM reveals critical protein-modifying complex and potential drug target

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (Jan. 22, 2018)—Scientists have revealed the atomic-level structure of a molecular complex responsible for modifying proteins, possibly paving the way for the…

December 21, 2017 10 highlights: A look back at 2017

With 2017 quickly coming to close, we’d like to reflect on all that’s been accomplished by rounding up some of this year’s most notable stories…