Identifying Molecules in Infrared Could Lead to New Medicines – US News and World Report

 

 

 

An interdisciplinary team of researchers has created a new, ultra-sensitive technique to analyze life-sustaining protein molecules. The technique may profoundly change the methodology of biomolecular studies and chart a new path to effective diagnostics and early treatment of complex diseases.Researchers from Boston University and Tufts University near Boston recently demonstrated an infrared spectroscopy technique that can directly identify the “vibrational fingerprints” of extremely small quantities of proteins, the machinery involved in maintaining living organisms.

 

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