DOE sponsors medical research to understand underlying biological,
genetic, and molecular processes.
This knowledge can then be
used to develop new therapies, drugs, and vaccines leading to longer, healthier
lives. A leader in the application of science to longstanding and emerging
public health threats, DOE also sponsors cutting-edge research designed to
create a healthier environment.
To find a standard 3-D neuron reconstruction algorithm, Big Neuron will sponsor a series of international hackathons and workshops where contending algorithms will be ported onto a common software platform to analyze neuronal physical structure using the same core dataset. All ported algorithms will be bench-tested at DOE's NERSC and ORNL, as well as Human Brain Project supercomputing centers.
A meeting to explore research collaborations between the Oak Ridge National Laboratory and the University of Tennessee set the foundation for a company that provides accessible and remote health screenings for patients concerned about diabetic related eye diseases.
The Department of Energy's Office of Science is the single largest supporter of basic research in the physical sciences in the United States and is working to address some of the most pressing challenges of our time.