X-ray laser opens new view on Alzheimer's proteins

(Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron DESY) A new experimental method permits the X-ray analysis of amyloids, a class of large, filamentous biomolecules which are an important hallmark of diseases such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's. An international team of researchers has used a powerful X-ray laser to gain insights into the structure of different amyloid samples. The scientists present their new technique in the journal Nature Communications.