Science Headlines

2017

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Unlocking the Secrets of EbolaExternal link

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. Read MoreExternal linkage

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

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. Read MoreExternal linkage

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

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. Read MoreExternal linkage

11.16.17User Facility

Cyanobacterial Studies Examine Cellular Structure During Nitrogen StarvationExternal link

Collaborators from Washington University in St. Louis and the US Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) are conducting a series of experiments to study the behavior of phycobilisomes—large antenna protein complexes in cyanobacteria cells—using the Bio-SANS instrument, beamline CG‑3, at the lab’s High Flux Isotope Reactor (HFIR). Read MoreExternal linkage

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To Find New Biofuel Enzymes, It Can Take a Microbial VillageExternal link

A new study led by researchers at the Department of Energy’s Joint BioEnergy Institute (JBEI), based at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab), demonstrates the importance of microbial communities as a source of stable enzymes that could be used to convert plants to biofuels. Read MoreExternal linkage

11.15.17User Facility

Neutrons Probe Oxygen-Generating Enzyme for a Greener Approach to Clean WaterExternal link

An international team of researchers led by Christian Obinger from the University of Vienna used neutron analysis at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, x-ray crystallography and other techniques to shed light on a unique enzyme that could provide an eco-friendly treatment for chlorite-contaminated water supplies and improve water quality worldwide. Read MoreExternal linkage

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SLAC X-ray Laser Reveals How Extreme Shocks Deform a Metal’s Atomic StructureExternal link

Scientists have used the X-ray laser at the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory to see, for the first time, how a material’s atomic structure deforms when shocked by pressures nearly as extreme as the ones at the center of the Earth. Read MoreExternal linkage

11.15.17From the Labs

Brookhaven Lab Partners with Seven U.S. Department of Energy Labs to Support and Enhance Medical Data Analysis for U.S. VeteransExternal link

As a partner with seven other U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) national laboratories in the VA-DOE Big Data Science Initiative, Brookhaven National Laboratory will work with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to transform the practice of medicine and improve the lives and well-being of our nation’s veterans and the public. Read MoreExternal linkage

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INCITE Grants of 5.95 Billion Hours Awarded to 55 Computational Research ProjectsExternal link

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science announced 55 projects with high potential for accelerating discovery through its Innovative and Novel Computational Impact on Theory and Experiment (INCITE) program. The projects will share 5.95 billion core-hours on three of America’s most powerful supercomputers dedicated to capability-limited open science and support a broad range of large-scale research campaigns from infectious disease treatment to next-generation materials development. Read MoreExternal linkage

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Plasma from Lasers Can Shed Light on Cosmic Rays and Solar EruptionsExternal link

Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) have found lasers that generate plasma can provide insight into bursts of subatomic particles that occur in deep space. Read MoreExternal linkage

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