Scientists Determine 1,000 Protein Structures of Deadly Diseases, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine Study  
6/12/2012 7:49:02 AM

Working together, two scientific organizations have achieved a key milestone earlier than planned: using X-ray crystallography and nuclear magnetic resonance to probe at the atomic level, they have determined the structure of 1,000 proteins from more than 40 organisms that cause deadly diseases in humans, such as leprosy, TB, cholera, anthrax, the plague, salmonellosis, amoebic dysentery and influenza. The knowledge gained should help improve disease diagnosis and the discovery of new drugs.