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Carnegie Mellon University 06.28.16University Research

Computer Model Demonstrates How Human Spleen Filters BloodExternal link

Researchers, led by Carnegie Mellon University President Subra Suresh and MIT Principal Research Scientist Ming Dao, have created a new computer model that shows how tiny slits in the spleen prevent old, diseased or misshapen red blood cells from re-entering the bloodstream. Read More »

06.28.16User Facility

See and Sort: Developing Novel Techniques to Visualize Uncultured Microbial Cell ActivityExternal link

Researchers at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) and the U.S. Department of Energy Joint Genome Institute (DOE JGI), a DOE Office of Science User Facility, utilized a recently refined technique to identify both individual active cells, and single clusters of active bacteria and archaea within microbial communities. Read More »

Postdoctoral associate Yuanheng Cai, biological research associate Xuebin Zhang, and plant biochemist Chang-Jun Liu in the Brookhaven Lab greenhouse with transgenic trees designed to improve biofuel production. 06.28.16User Facility

Study Shows Trees with Altered Lignin are Better for BiofuelsExternal link

Fundamental enzyme study leads to increased access to bioenergy feedstocks and improves ethanol yield by modifying plant cell wall structures. Read More »

University California Davis 06.28.16University Research

Perovskite, Potential Solar Cell Material Unsuited for Real-World UseExternal link

Solar cells made from perovskites have sparked great excitement in recent years because the crystalline compounds boast low production costs and high energy efficiencies. Now UC Davis scientists have found that some promising compounds — the hybrid lead halide perovskites — are chemically unstable and may be unsuited for solar cells. Read More »

06.27.16User Facility

AGS Booster Celebrates a Quarter-Century of ServiceExternal link

Built as part of the accelerator chain that feeds ions to RHIC, the Alternating Gradient Synchrotron (AGS) Booster at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Brookhaven National Laboratory is still running strong and could play a significant role in the future of nuclear physics at Brookhaven Lab. Read More »

University of Wisconsin-Madison 06.24.16University Research

Fundamental Discovery Slashes Energy Cost of Chemical ReactionsExternal link

In research that could one day allow fuel cells to be fueled by biomass rather than hydrogen gas, a University of Wisconsin—Madison lab has found a pair of catalysts that oxidize alcohols with significantly better energy efficiency. Read More »

Clark University 06.24.16University Research

Clark University Affiliated International Research Project Digs into Shiitake Mushroom's Genetic and Biogeographic HistoryExternal link

The researchers won Community Science Program support from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Joint Genome Institute, which will provide “invaluable” services — DNA and RNA sequencing, bioinformatics and other analytical work to unlock the information encoded in shiitake genomes. Read More »

Princeton University 06.23.16University Research

Simulations Reveal Dynamics of Electrons at the Surface of Popular Photocatalyst TiO2External link

Theoretical chemists in the Selloni lab at Princeton University have offered a detailed picture of the dynamics of excess electrons near anatase titanium dioxide (TiO2) surfaces. Read More »

Carnegie Institution for Science 06.23.16University Research

Probing Giant Planets’ Dark HydrogenExternal link

Carnegie’s Alexander Goncharov and University of Edinburgh’s Stewart McWilliams measures the conditions under which hydrogen undergoes this transition in the lab and finds an intermediate state between gas and metal, which they’re calling “dark hydrogen.” Read More »

Michigan State University 06.22.16University Research

'Road Testing' Plants Reveals Photosynthesis SecretsExternal link

Scientists at Michigan State University are dedicating considerable efforts to understanding basic mechanisms of photosynthesis and how the ‘solar panel,’ the photosynthetic membrane and ultimately the leaf, is built. Read More »

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