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Privacy Curtains In Hospitals Breed Dangerous Germs

Without timely intervention, privacy curtains in hospitals can become breeding grounds for resistant bacteria, posing a threat to patient safety, according to new research published in the American Journal of Infection Control (AJIC), the journal of the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC).

Cryo-EM Reveals Sharper Protein Structures

As the imaging technique produces ever-sharper protein structures, researchers are racing to develop tools to assess how accurate they are. Once derided as ‘blobology’ for its blurry images, cryo-electron microscopy (cryo-EM) is now churning out high-resolution structures of everything from virus particles to enzymes.

The number of cryo-EM images uploaded to the Electron Microscopy Data Bank (EMDB) has boomed from just 8 in 2002 to 1,106 last year the same year the technique won its developers the Nobel Prize in Chemistry.