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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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Simulation solves mystery of how liquid-crystal thin films disintegrate

Simulation solves mystery of how liquid-crystal thin films disintegrate

Approximately four decades ago, theoreticians believed that only one of two mechanisms could explain rupture of liquid-crystal thin films. They also believed that these two mechanisms could not coexist. But 10 years ago experiments showed that these two mechanisms in many cases do coexist, according to Trung Nguyen of Oak Ridge National Laboratory, who ran unprecedented large-scale molecular dynamics simulations on Titan, America's fastest supercomputer, to model the beginnings of ruptures in thin films.

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Particle beam cancer therapy: The promise and challenges

Advances in accelerators built for fundamental physics research have inspired improved cancer treatment facilities. But will one of the most promising -- a carbon ion treatment facility -- be built in the US? Participants at a symposium organized by Brookhaven Lab for the 2014 AAAS meeting explored the science and surrounding issues.

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Particle beam cancer therapy: The promise and challenges

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Lab News Releases
22-Apr-2014
First size-based chromatography technique for the study of living cells
DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

17-Apr-2014
Pocket-sized anthrax detector aids global agriculture
DOE/Sandia National Laboratories

16-Apr-2014
Significant baseline levels of arsenic found in Ohio soils are due to natural processes
DOE/Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

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