RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Sirius, the name of the new Brazilian synchrotron light source, of the National Center for Research in Energy and Materials (CNPEM), in Campinas, São Paulo, conducted the first experiments on one of its light lines last week. The first research station to come into operation is capable of revealing details of the structure of biological molecules, such as viral proteins.

In these initial analyses, CNPEM researchers observed crystals of a protein indispensable . . .

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