Cool way to peer into molecules’ inner workings wins chemistry Nobel Prize

glutamate dehydrogenase

COOL ADVANCE Cryo-electron microscopy, an imaging technique that involves flash freezing molecules to see their structures, has won its inventors the Nobel Prize in chemistry. The technique has dramatically improved so that molecules that once appeared as blobs (left) now appear in all their complex glory (right).

© Martin Högbom/Stockholm Univ.

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