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DOE SCIENCE NEWS BY TOPIC: Biological Sciences
With the 21st Century dawns what many have called the "biological century," in which advances in biology—spurred by achievements in genomic research, including the sequencing of the human genome—will bring revolutionary and unconventional solutions to some of mankindís most pressing and expensive challenges in health, energy, the environment, and national security.

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Oak Ridge supercomputer turns the tide for consumer products research

Oak Ridge supercomputer turns the tide for consumer products research

Consumer-products giant Procter & Gamble has turned to Oak Ridge National Laboratory and America's fastest supercomputer to simulate microscopic processes that can threaten product performance and stability.

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Catalytic gold nanoclusters promise rich chemical yields

With scientists from Carnegie Mellon University, researchers at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory have found a catalyst containing exactly 25 gold atoms that catalyzes the conversion of various molecules, including the transformation of poisonous carbon monoxide into harmless carbon dioxide, a reaction that may find application in devices near gas flues or wood-burning stoves.

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Catalytic gold nanoclusters promise rich chemical yields

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26-Aug-2014
Breakthrough antibacterial approach could resolve serious skin infections
DOE/Los Alamos National Laboratory

26-Aug-2014
Unprecedented detail of intact neuronal receptor offers blueprint for drug developers
DOE/Argonne National Laboratory

25-Aug-2014
Researchers find boron facilitates stem cell growth and development in corn
University of Missouri-Columbia

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