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Dubochet, Frank, Henderson win 2017 Nobel Chemistry Prize

It's being awarded for developing cryo-electron microscopy for the high-resolution structure determination of biomolecules in solution

Reuters  |  Stockholm 

Scientists Jacques Dubochet, Joachim Frank and Richard Henderson won the 2017 Nobel Prize for Chemistry for developing cryo-electron microscopy which simplifies and improves the imaging of biomolecules, the award-giving body said on Wednesday. "This method has moved biochemistry into a new era," the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences said in a statement awarding the 9 million Swedish crown ($1.1 million) prize. "Researchers can now freeze biomolecules mid-movement and visualise processes they have never previously seen, which is decisive for both the basic ...

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First Published: Wed, October 04 2017. 15:39 IST