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Electron paramagnetic resonance

NMR and EPR spectroscopy produce milestone in Parkinson's research

15 February 2016 | News

Depiction of the state of the protein α-synuclein in living, healthy cells. Credit: Philipp Selenko

The protein α-synuclein plays an important role in Parkinson’s and other neurodegenerative diseases. Although a considerable amount is known about the structure of the protein within the Parkinson’s-typical amyloid deposits, nothing was known about its original state in the healthy cell up to now. High-resolution nuclear magnetic resonance and electron paramagnetic resonance spectroscopy have helped to visualise the protein in healthy cells.

Application of new EPR spectroscopy method to capture reactions in photosynthesis

15 September 2015 | News

Schematic of the 2D HYSCORE method

A new electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR) spectroscopy method is bringing researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) closer to understanding—and artificially replicating—the solar water-splitting reaction at the heart of photosynthetic energy production.

Dating fossil teeth by electron paramagnetic resonance: how is that possible?

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Mathieu Duval raises the question “Dating fossil teeth by electron paramagnetic resonance: how is that possible?”. Whilst we are all familiar with 14C dating, the use of EPR is less well known. In fact, there are less than 10 laboratories in the world able to carry out EPR dating of fossil teeth!

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