Asia’s Scientific Trailblazers: Chikashi Toyoshima

In seeking to visualize proteins at the smallest scale, Professor Chikashi Toyoshima has cemented his place as one of structural biology’s most impactful researchers.

Asia’s Rising Scientists: Arun K. Shukla

Arun K. Shukla is tackling some of the most challenging questions in the field of G protein-coupled receptor biology.

How Marijuana Turns The Brain On

The crystal structure of the human cannabinoid receptor could help explain the unexpectedly complex and occasionally harmful effects of marijuana.

‘Smashing’ Buckyballs With Light Makes A Whole New Crystal

For the first time, X-ray light has effectively created a new type of crystal phase for crystals called buckyballs, according to a new study.

Tweaking The Specificity Of Economically Important Enzymes

The synthesis of chiral amines, building blocks of several pharmaceutical drugs, could be made easier with a better understanding of the enzymes involved.

Powerful Lasers Shed Light On Vision

Using the most powerful laser in the world, scientists have solved the structure of the GPCR rhodopsin to unprecedented detail.

A Crystal-Clear View Of DNA Unwinding

Thirty years after the MCM2-7 complex was first linked to DNA replication, scientists have finally solved its structure.

The Unique Structure Of Obesity-Related Receptors

The crystal structures of AdipoR1 and AdipoR2 reveal a completely new type of receptor structure which incorporates zinc ions.

TLR9: Two Rings To Bind Them?

The structure of TLR9 could lead to the design of new drugs targeting this important immune receptor.

When Synaptic Adhesion Malfunctions

Scientists have determined the structural basis of synaptic adhesion molecule function, paving the way for a better understanding of diseases like obsessive compulsive disorder.