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BioXFEL Participates in First Structural Investigations on Myxobacterial Phytochromes

Myxobacteria are swarming micro-organisms that, under starving conditions, form multicellular aggregates called fruiting bodies. The fruiting body formation is, in addition, light dependent.

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BioXFEL Members Explore Antibiotic Inactivation by a β-Lactamase

Antibiotic resistance is an imminent threat to human health. Tuberculosis is the number one killer among infectious diseases. Bacteria that cause tuberculosis are difficult to treat because they are often antibiotic resistant.

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Hurricane Maria affected students bring their research to SLAC

This summer, five graduate students from the University of Puerto Rico had the opportunity to use SLAC's world-class facilities to keep their studies on track.

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Listen in on X-ray laser science

The European X-ray Free-Electron Laser recently came on-line as the biggest and brightest source of X-rays on planet Earth. Those brilliant X-ray beams will allow chemists to do groundbreaking research on enzymes, solar-cell materials, and more.

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BioXFEL Members Take Part in Sample Delivery Research

A team of researchers, led by scientists from DESY, has demonstrated the successful use of a new type of liquid jet at high pulse repetition rates at FLASH. The study shows that liquid jets recover in time for the next pulse even at very short inter-pulse times of only 220 nanoseconds. Furthermore, the researchers conducted the first crystal diffraction experiments using X-ray pulse repetition rates of about a million pulses per second (MHz).

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Students displaced by Hurricane Maria at HWI

In September of 2017, Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico with 175 mph winds, cutting the island in half and unleashing torrents of rain and devastation. Now, almost a year later, Buffalo is helping displaced students rebuild their education while Puerto Rico is still rebuilding from the storm.

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