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A different type of water

Using ultrashort laser pulses to study water containing proteins has led one researcher to conclude scientists don't know as much about water behavior as they think they do." Water, as we know it, doesn't exist within our bodies," said Martin Gruebele, a Beckman faculty memeber and chemistry professor at Illinois. "Water in our bodies has different physical properties from ordinary bulk water because of the presence of proteins and other biomolecules."

Published on Sept. 22, 2008

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