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Title: Neutrons Provide the First Nanoscale Look at a Living Cell Membrane

Neutron scattering is a valuable technique for studying cell membranes, but signals from the cell’s other components such as proteins, RNA, DNA and carbohydrates can get in the way. An ORNL team made more »these other components practically invisible to neutrons by combining specific levels of heavy hydrogen (deuterium) with normal hydrogen within the cell.« less
Title: Neutrons Provide the First Nanoscale Look at a Living Cell Membrane
Publication Date: 2017-05-24
OSTI Identifier: 1363809
Resource Type: Multimedia
Research Org: Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
Sponsoring Org: USDOE
Subject: 59 BASIC BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES ; 77 NANOSCIENCE AND NANOTECHNOLOGY ; CELLS ; BIOMOLECULAR COMPONENTS ; CELL MEMBRANE ; BIOLOGICAL MEMBRANES ; VIVO ISOTOPIC LABELING ; LIPID RAFTS
Country of Publication: United States
Language: English
Run Time: 00:00:54
System Entry Date: 2018-05-08