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  • Unlocking the Secrets of EbolaExternal link

    11.17.17 Scientists at the Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and their colleagues at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, the University of Tokyo and the University of Sierra Leone have identified a set of biomarkers that indicate which patients infected with the Ebola virus are most at risk of dying from the disease.

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  • Detailed View of Immune Proteins Could Lead to New Pathogen-Defense StrategiesExternal link

    11.17.17 Researchers at the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) and at UC Berkeley have resolved the structure of a ring of proteins used by the immune system to summon support when under attack, providing new insight into potential strategies for protection from pathogens.

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  • Scientists Make First Observations of How a Meteor-Like Shock Turns Silica Into GlassExternal link

    11.17.17 Studies at the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory have made the first real-time observations of how silica – an abundant material in the Earth’s crust – easily transforms into a dense glass when hit with a massive shock wave like one generated from a meteor impact.

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University Research

  • Michigan State University

    MSU to Establish Training Program to Address National Shortage in Accelerator Scientists, EngineersExternal link

    The Accelerator Science and Engineering Traineeship program will bring together MSU’s strengths to formulate a graduate student curriculum that will be implemented by physics and astronomy faculty in the College of Natural Science, the College of Engineering and the Facility for Rare Isotope Beams.

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  • Arizona State University

    Learning from PhotosynthesisExternal link

    A new study, from Hao Yan and Neal Woodbury from ASU’s Biodesign Institute and colleagues from Harvard and MIT, outlines the design of a synthetic system for energy gathering, conversion and transport that may point the way to innovations in solar energy, materials science, nanotechnology and photonics

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  • MIT University

    Synthetic Circuits Can Harvest Light EnergyExternal link

    By organizing pigments on a DNA scaffold, an MIT-led team of researchers has designed a light-harvesting material that closely mimics the structure of naturally occurring photosynthetic structures.

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