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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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Study reveals how Ebola blocks immune system
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Revealing a novel mode of action for an osteoporosis drug
DOE/Argonne National Laboratory

27-Aug-2014
Encyclopedia of how genomes function gets much bigger
DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

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