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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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Unlocking enzyme synthesis of rare sugars to create drugs with fewer side effects

Unlocking enzyme synthesis of rare sugars to create drugs with fewer side effects

A team led by the US Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory has unlocked the enzymatic synthesis process of rare sugars, which are useful in developing drugs with low side effects using a process more friendly to the environment.

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High flux isotope reactor named nuclear historic landmark

The High Flux Isotope Reactor, or HFIR, has been designated a Nuclear Historic Landmark by the American Nuclear Society.

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High flux isotope reactor named nuclear historic landmark

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New NIH/DOE grant for life science studies at NSLS-II
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