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WVU in the News: Advancing toward Treatments for Stroke, Diabetes, Dementia

WVU research featured on Argonne National Laboratory’s Advanced Photon Source website

WVU in the News: Advancing toward Treatments for Stroke, Diabetes, Dementia

Medications attach to the proteins in our bodies the way spacecrafts dock into the International Space Station. Describing that process in detail can reveal a lot about how the medications work — and what form new medications should take. Using extreme-brightness x-rays from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Photon Source (APS) at Argonne National Laboratory researchers from West Virginia University (WVU) have mapped the crystal structure of a protein that resides in our cells and determined — for the first time — how a drug latches onto it.

See more at Argonne National Laboratory’s Advanced Photon Source