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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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Digitizing neurons

Digitizing neurons

Supercomputing resources at Oak Ridge National Laboratory will support a new initiative designed to advance how scientists digitally reconstruct and analyze individual neurons in the human brain.

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Finding the missing particles

For the past 20 years, a large portion of the particles measured in the atmosphere were missing from models. At best, models were able to explain one-tenth of the carbon-rich secondary organic aerosols measured in the air. The problem turned out to be a series of fundamental assumptions used in the models due to a lack of experimental data. All of the assumptions were proven false by Dr. Alla Zelenyuk and her colleagues.

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Finding the missing particles

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Lab News Releases
18-May-2015
Exposure of US population to extreme heat could quadruple by mid-century
National Center for Atmospheric Research/University Corporation for Atmospheric Research

14-May-2015
CLAIRE brings electron microscopy to soft materials
DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

6-May-2015
Pacific Northwest National Lab, Oregon Health & Science U team up for biomed research
DOE/Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

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