X-ray crystallography

The chemical process behind anti-cancer properties in a spicy Indian pepper plant called the long pepper, whose suspected medicinal properties date back thousands of years, has been revealed by scientists at UT Southwestern Medical Center. The key lies in a chemical called piperlongumine (PL), which has shown activity against many cancers including lung, colon, breast, [...]

Explainer: What Is X-ray Crystallography?

Around 100 years ago a father and his son in north England conducted an experiment that would revolutionise the way scientists study molecules. A refined version of their method still remains one of the most important tools for scientists. To achieve this feat, William Henry Bragg and his son William Lawrence Bragg used table salt [...]