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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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Atomic trigger shatters mystery of how glass deforms

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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A better prosthesis: Sandia invents sensor to learn about fit; system to make fit better

Sandia National Laboratories researcher Jason Wheeler has been working to make prostheses more comfortable in a twofold approach: sensors that detect how the prosthesis fits and a system to make the fit better. He points out that it doesn't matter how high-tech a prosthesis is if it's not comfortable.

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A better prosthesis: Sandia invents sensor to learn about fit; system to make fit better

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ORNL's Urban Dynamics Institute joins global fight against polio
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15-Oct-2014
Key moment mapped in assembly of DNA-splitting molecular machine
DOE/Brookhaven National Laboratory

9-Oct-2014
Researchers unfold new details about a powerful protein
University of California - San Diego

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