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A Milky Mystery: The Case of the Casein Micelles

We all know that milk contains important nutrients such as calcium and protein that help build bones and muscle. But how much do we really know about these ingredients at the molecular level? To learn more, scientists from New Zealand and Australia came to the ALS to x-ray some milk.

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Molecular Structure of Water at Gold Electrodes Revealed

ALS researchers have now made a first-ever observation of the molecular structure of liquid water at a gold surface under different charging conditions. This marks the first time that the scientific community has been able to achieve such high sensitivity in an in situ environment under working electrode conditions.

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Protein Instability and Lou Gehrig's Disease

A new study uses small-angle x-ray scattering as well as several advanced biophysical techniques to link protein instability to the progression of a lethal degenerative disease: amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig's disease.

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Terra Sigillata: Evolution of Roman Ceramics Reflect Changes in Technology, Life

terra Ancient terra sigillata ceramics were the most famous and ubiquitous Roman tableware, yet when their manufacturing spread to other locations, some of the ceramics' characteristics changed. Researchers from France and the ALS trace the changes.

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