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DOE SCIENCE NEWS BY TOPIC: Medicine and Health

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.

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Robotics meet X-ray lasers in cutting-edge biology studies

Robotics meet X-ray lasers in cutting-edge biology studies

Scientists at the Department of Energy's SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory are combining the speed and precision of robots with one of the brightest X-ray lasers on the planet for pioneering studies of proteins important to biology and drug discovery.

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Atomic trigger shatters mystery of how glass deforms

A new study at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory, published Sept. 24 in Nature Communications, has cracked one mystery of glass to shed light on the mechanism that triggers its deformation before shattering. The study improves understanding of glassy deformation and may accelerate broader application of metallic glass, a moldable, wear-resistant, magnetically exploitable material that is thrice as strong as the mightiest steel and ten times as springy.

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Atomic trigger shatters mystery of how glass deforms

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Lab News Releases
26-Nov-2014
Copper on the brain at rest
DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

3-Nov-2014
Thirdhand smoke: Toxic airborne pollutants linger long after the smoke clears
DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

31-Oct-2014
Are my muscular dystrophy drugs working?
DOE/Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

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