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University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Apratim Dhar, Martin Gruebele, Simon Ebbinghaus and J. Douglas McDonald, University of Illinois

Caption: Martin Gruebele (second from left), the James R. Eiszner Professor of Chemistry at Illinois, says the method that he and his team of co-researchers engineered marks the first time anyone has been able to follow the real-time folding and unfolding of proteins outside of a test tube.

Credit: L. Brian Stauffer

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