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In mineralogy and crystallography, a crystal structure is a unique arrangement of atoms in a crystal. A crystal structure is composed of a motif, a set of atoms arranged in a particular way, and a lattice. Motifs are located upon the points of a lattice, which is an array of points repeating periodically in three dimensions. The points can be thought of as forming identical tiny boxes, called unit cells, that fill the space of the lattice. The lengths of the edges of a unit cell and the angles between them are called the lattice parameters. The symmetry properties of the crystal are embodied in its space group. A crystal's structure and symmetry play a role in determining many of its properties, such as cleavage, electronic band structure, and optical properties.
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Researchers at Weill Cornell Medical College have unlocked the structure of a key protein that, when sensing certain viruses and bacteria, triggers the body's immediate immune response.
Medical research Jun 18, 2012 | 5 / 5 (4) | 0 |
Sleeping sickness kills tens of thousands of people in Africa each year. Current chemotherapies are subject to various limitations, including resistance. Rhodesain, an enzyme of the parasites that cause this ...
Cancer May 17, 2013 | 4 / 5 (1) | 1 |
A new broad range antibiotic, developed jointly by scientists at The Rockefeller University and Astex Pharmaceuticals, has been found to kill a wide range of bacteria, including drug-resistant Staphylococcus (MRSA) bacter ...
Medications Apr 10, 2013 | 5 / 5 (3) | 0 |
A significant breakthrough has been made by scientists at The University of Manchester towards developing an effective treatment for neurodegenerative diseases such as Huntington's, Alzheimer's and Parkinson's.
Medical research Apr 10, 2013 | 4.3 / 5 (3) | 0 |
(Medical Xpress)—A young Victoria University scientist is part of a team whose work has been published in the prestigious international magazine Science, for research that will open doors to developing much more effect ...
Cancer Jan 14, 2013 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
Medical researchers at the University of Sheffield have defined the structure of a key part of the human obesity receptor- an essential factor in the regulation of body fat- which could help provide new treatments for the ...
Medical research Apr 27, 2012 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
Yale School of Medicine researchers have described for the first time the structure of a member in an enigmatic family of proteins linked to Alzheimer's disease, a crucial early step in understanding key mechanisms ...
Medical research Jul 18, 2011 | not rated yet | 0 |
New information revealed about a protein implicated in autism and similar disorders; could lead to better drug design
(Medical Xpress) -- University of Michigan researcher Gabrielle Rudenko and her Life Sciences Institute lab have solved the structure of a protein that is implicated in a number of neuropsychiatric disorders including autism ...
Medical research Jul 08, 2011 | not rated yet | 0 |