Nobel Prize In Chemistry Honors Views Of Human Cells Working At The Atomic Level

Nobel Prize In Chemistry Honors Views Of Human Cells Working At The Atomic Level
An illustration provided by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences shows the dramatic gain in resolution that came with the development of cryo-electron microscopy. What had been seen as blobs can now be distinguished as proteins in atomic resolution.

Jacques Dubochet, Joachim Frank and Richard Henderson worked to develop cryo-electron microscopy, which the Royal Swedish Academy says "both simplifies and improves the imaging of biomolecules."

(Image credit: Martin Hogbom/Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences)