Inhibitor for Kidney Stones (IMAGE) University of Houston Caption Atomic force microscopy images (top) of a calcium oxalate monohydrate crystal surface exposed to solutions of hydroxycitrate reveal layer dissolution with increased imaging time. Atomistic models (bottom) indicate that hydroxycitrate adsorption on crystals imposes a strain that leads to crystal dissolution. Credit University of Houston Usage Restrictions None License Licensed content Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.