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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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New 2-color X-ray laser technique could reveal atomic detail of medically important proteins

New 2-color X-ray laser technique could reveal atomic detail of medically important proteins

A unique X-ray laser innovation developed at the Department of Energy's SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory may make it easier and faster for scientists to fully map medically important proteins whose structures have remained stubbornly out of reach.

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Giant virus revealed in 3-D using X-ray laser

For the first time, researchers have produced a 3-D image revealing part of the inner structure of an intact, infectious virus, using a unique X-ray laser at the Department of Energy's SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory. The virus, called Mimivirus, is in a curious class of 'giant viruses' discovered just over a decade ago.

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Giant virus revealed in 3-D using X-ray laser

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19-Mar-2015
Sandia showcases biology breakthroughs available for licensing
DOE/Sandia National Laboratories

18-Mar-2015
Buckyballs become bucky-bombs
University of Southern California

18-Mar-2015
Computer sims: In climatic tug of war, carbon released from thawing permafrost wins handily
DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

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