NIH awards $17.4 million to Cornell for CHESS subfacility
A single human cell contains thousands of proteins that perform a vast array of functions, from fighting off viruses to transcribing DNA. By understanding the structure of these proteins, researchers can interpret their functions and develop methods for turning them on and off.
Conformational Gymnastics Necessary for Ribonucleotide Reductase Activity
"By understanding how an essential enzyme is inactivated in an organism-specific manner, the researchers hope to contribute to the development of new anti-pathogenetic therapies."
Microfluidic mixing chips can reveal how biomolecules interact
Christopher Flynn, a fourth year student majoring in Physics and Mathematics at Fort Lewis College, and a SUnRiSE student at Cornell this summer, is contributing to the design of microfluidic mixing chips which could significantly enhance our understanding of proteins and living cells.
BioSAXS Essentials 8 workshop introduces state-of-the-art density program
In an era when our most detailed pictures of biomolecules come from frozen or crystalline samples, biological small angle X-ray solution scattering (BioSAXS) is more essential than ever as a tool for learning how molecules actually behave under realistic biological conditions in the liquid state.
CHESS squeezes in an early Users’ Meeting prior to extended shutdown
The annual CHESS Users’ Meeting was held this year on Tuesday, May 15, 2018, earlier than usual due to our upgrade project, CHESS-U, starting this June.
CHESS unveils fresh new website
Parallel to the CHESS-U project performing necessary equipment upgrades here at Wilson Lab, the CHESS website was also in the shop for a makeover.
RAW Power! MacCHESS software brings synchrotron-level data processing to the laptop and home laboratory
Since its introduction by Søren Skou (Nielsen) in 2010, the BioXTAS RAW software has been a familiar interface to the many biomedical scientists collecting data at CHESS beamlines in recent years.
In search of the dead zone: using fish to monitor low oxygen marine environments
Longtime CHESS user Karin E. Limburg has been bringing challenging problems in marine biology to CHESS for many years.