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Crazy for cryo-EM

May 1, 2017

In a feature article, ASMBM Today discusses the creation of several new cryo-EM facilities, including NCI's new National Cryo-Electron Microscopy Facility, which will support cryo-EM research across the country. The article includes comments by a number of prominent cryo-EM scientists, including Sriram Subramaniam.

Researchers discover mitochondrial “circuit breaker” that protects heart from damage

April 17, 2017

In a press release, the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) highlights a recent publication by Glancy, et al. in the journal Cell Reports from the Subramaniam and Balaban labs. This study revealed how the structure of mitochondria in heart muscle cells can protect the heart when sections of the mitochondrial network are damaged.

HILLEMAN Documentary Comes to Germantown, MD

February 24, 2017

Sriram Subramaniam joins filmmaker Donald Mitchell for a screening of HILLEMAN: A Perilous Quest to Save the World's Children, a documentary about Dr. Maurice Hilleman and his pioneering work in the vaccine field. Some animations in the film were inspired by research at the Subramaniam Laboratory.

The big reveal: Beta-galactosidase and cryo-EM

December 23, 2016

Ewan Birney, the Director of EMBL-EBI, features β-galactosidase as a "Structure of Christmas" on his blog. He discusses the history of cryo-EM, and the impact of the Subramaniam lab's 2.2 Å resolution structure of β-galactosidase, published in 2015.

Record-breaking protein images have applications for drug discovery

August, 2016

Physics Today, a publication focusing on the latest in the physical sciences, discusses recent developments in the cryo-EM field, highlighting the Subramaniam lab's recent publication of high resolution structures of GDH, LDH, and IDH in the journal Cell.

Frederick lab using new high-tech microscopes in cancer research

July 19, 2016

The Frederick News-Post discusses the work of the Center for Molecular Microscopy and the Ras Initiative at the Advanced Technology Research Facility in Frederick, highlighting the use of the latest generation of electron and light microscopes to visualize cells and proteins in 3D.

Cryo-EM a River: As cryo-EM races forward, companies are partnering to keep up

July 14, 2016

BioCentury Innovations, a publication by BioCentury Inc. that features promising new technologies in the life sciences, discusses recent breakthroughs in cryo-EM technology, and highlights the Subramaniam lab's publications of LDH, IDH, GDH, and p97.

Cryo-EM Researchers Bust Size and Resolution Limits

July 5, 2016

BioTechniques, a journal that covers techniques for life science research, highlights recent structures of isocitrate, lactate, and glutamate dehydrogenases from the Subramaniam lab, published in the journal Cell. The article discusses the study's breakthroughs in resolution and size limits for cryo-EM structure determination.

Cryo-EM Analysis of Human P-glycoprotein

June 15, 2016

The journal Molecular Pharmacology highlights our cryo-EM study of human P-glycoprotein. The structural analysis revealed a range of conformational states during the protein's catalytic cycle.

NIH study visualizes proteins involved in cancer cell metabolism

May 26, 2016

In a press release, NIH News highlights a study from the Subramaniam lab that was published in the journal Cell. The publication details structures of three small metabolic enzymes, including one at 1.8Å resolution and one below 100 kDa in size.

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