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ASU KEDtalk: What soap leaves behind

Some soaps leave a residue that reaches far beyond your shower door. Rolf Halden tells us about the unexpected consequences of our obsession with antimicrobials and where we go from here.

X-ray visionaries

Researchers at ASU's Biodesign Institute are pioneering the use of super-fast, super-bright X-rays to map out the structure of proteins. Their work is helping to replicate photosynthesis, develop better pain medications and more.

Making movies of molecular machines

The structures of some of the most scientifically important biomolecules have been impossible to determine—until now. ASU researchers helped pioneer a technique for observing these proteins in action.

ASU research makes Science's top 10 breakthroughs

Groundbreaking research from ASU scientists on protein structures has been named one of the top 10 breakthroughs of 2012 by the journal Science.