Water Networks

  • On a dark green background, several short pieces of DNA “float” around. One is vertical on the left side of the image, and a zoomed-in portion is seen horizonally on the right. The DNA on its side has more details (it’s a stick model) and shows water molecules (also stick models) surrounding the DNA. Hydrogen bonds between the water and the DNA are visualized as yellow dashes.

    Neutrons take a deep dive into water networks surrounding DNA

    By Olivia Trani This article was originally published on the Oak Ridge National Laboratory website and was adapted with permission for publication at Vanderbilt University. Water plays several important roles within the human body, even affecting the DNA in our cells. The entire surface of a DNA… Read More

    Dec. 17, 2021