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DOE SCIENCE NEWS BY TOPIC: National Security Science
DOE is developing and delivering technologies for infrastructure security including chemical, biological, and nuclear nonproliferation and is assisting the country in preparing for, recognizing, and responding to attacks with such weapons.

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Researchers look inside to reveal workings of a powerful biochemical switch

Researchers look inside to reveal workings of a powerful biochemical switch

Using X-rays and neutron beams, a team of researchers have revealed the inner workings of a master switch that regulates basic cellular functions, but that also, when mutated, contributes to cancer, cardiovascular disease and other deadly disorders.

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Sandia ensures US nuclear weapons deterrent can remain effective, credible

As part of its mission of ensuring the nation's stockpile is safe, secure and effective as a deterrent, Sandia National Laboratories must make sure crucial parts can function if they're hit by radiation, especially a type called fast neutrons. It created a science-based program called QASPR, which combines computer modeling and simulation, and experiments and technology development.

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Sandia ensures US nuclear weapons deterrent can remain effective, credible

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Lab News Releases
7-Oct-2014
Bio researchers receive patent to fight superbugs
DOE/Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

30-Sep-2014
Researchers get $5.25 million to advance nuclear technologies in South Carolina
Clemson University

29-Sep-2014
MaxBin: Automated sorting through metagenomes
DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

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