Biology Resources

X-ray diffraction is the gold star technique in elucidating the structure of many biological molecules such as proteins, viruses and DNA.  Having this 3D information about a material enables scientists to gain vital information about the function of these molecules.  The Protein Data Bank (PDB) is a repository for biological […]

Inside the Body

After the discovery of the structure of DNA by Rosalind Franklin and Watson and Crick using X-ray diffraction, biologists and biochemists have moved on to look at more complicated structures, including the study of very large protein molecules. Proteins play vital roles in the body, from catalyzing chemical reactions to […]