The idea for crystallizing ribosomes came to the newly-minted Nobel prize winner Ada Yonath while she was recovering from a bicycle accident, says Terra Sigillata's Abel Pharmboy, who recently spoke with her about her work. Abel Pharmboy writes that Yonath was met with skepticism. "No one wanted to believe it because they didn't do it first," Yonath says.

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