International science team solve biological mystery

Scientists have solved a long-standing mystery in biology, by identifying the molecular structure of a vital biological chemical. The debate — which has raged within the scientific community for years — boils down to something as simple as a hydrogen atom: is it there, or is it not?

ASU-led study yields first snapshots of water splitting in photosynthesis

Scientists have taken the first snapshots of photosynthesis in action as it splits water into protons, electrons and oxygen, the process that maintains Earth’s oxygen atmosphere. The revealing of the mechanism of this water splitting process is essential for the development of artificial systems that mimic and surpass the efficiency of natural systems.