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3 April 2013: Diamond contributes to the development of a new vaccine for the Foot and Mouth disease virus (FMDV). These show the electron density calculated from the X-ray crystallographic analyses of FMDV serotype A22 ‘empty shells’ shown in the vicinity of the pentamer interface both with and without a modification engineered to ‘fasten’ together the adjacent pentamers.

25 February 2013: A pirani gauge on one of Diamond’s Insertion devices - the magnet arrays that wiggle the electron beam to generate very bright light. Photo courtesy of Bill Nicholls.
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25 February 2013: A pirani gauge on one of Diamond’s Insertion devices - the magnet arrays that wiggle the electron beam to generate very bright light. Photo courtesy of Bill Nicholls.

18 February 2013: Electron density map of EV71 - An Anglo-Chinese collaboration used the facilities at Diamond to solve the structure of the Human Enterovirus 71 (EV71), which is the root cause of the disease. Using synchrotron light, the team were able to visualise the virus in different states and collect a series of structures, from which they were able to uncover a detailed picture of the virus’s actions in sequence - rather than being a rigid object, the virus appears to actually “breathe”.

The external hutch of long beamline I13. The beamline’s two hutches are located 250 m away from the main storage ring. Photo courtesy of Thomas Connolley.
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The external hutch of long beamline I13. The beamline’s two hutches are located 250 m away from the main storage ring. Photo courtesy of Thomas Connolley.

14 January 2013: Looking through an open sector gate valves used in the storage ring. There is one either end of a string of three girders (sections of the particle accelerator). Image courtesy of Bill Nicholls.
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14 January 2013: Looking through an open sector gate valves used in the storage ring. There is one either end of a string of three girders (sections of the particle accelerator). Image courtesy of Bill Nicholls.

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