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31-Dec-2001
Developing computer tools for scientists
ORNL researchers and their university and national lab colleagues are developing tools to enable scientists to run simulation codes more efficiently on massively parallel supercomputers and clusters of personal computers.

Contact: Billy Stair
stairb@ornl.gov
865-574-4160
DOE/Oak Ridge National Laboratory

31-Dec-2001
The science grid
Science grids are being established to connect scientists, instruments, computing, and data.

Contact: Billy Stair
stairb@ornl.gov
865-574-4160
DOE/Oak Ridge National Laboratory

12-Nov-2001
IBM and DOE pool supercomputing talents to examine disease
At the heart of the agreement is IBM's Blue Gene research project, which combines advanced protein science with IBM's next-generation cellular architecture supercomputer design.

Contact: Ron Walli
wallira@ornl.gov
865-576-0226
DOE/Oak Ridge National Laboratory

22-Oct-2001
SciDAC DOE initiative targets heart of fusion machine
Fusion energy, evident in the sun and stars, is the ultimate source of power because it provides an environmentally acceptable alternative to energy generated by fossil fuels. To achieve fusion energy requires that the fuel material be heated to hundreds of millions of degrees, much hotter than the sun.

Contact: Ron Walli
9rw@ornl.gov
865-576-0226
DOE/Oak Ridge National Laboratory

22-Oct-2001
Cancer-detecting microchip
clever technique for detecting proteins by inducing them to stick to and bend a microscopic cantilever—essentially a diving board the size of a hair—is sensitive enough to serve as a diagnostic assay for the protein markers characteristic of prostate cancer, a team of scientists report in the September issue of the journal Nature Biotechnology.

Contact: Robert Sanders
rls@pa.urel.berkeley.edu
510-643-6998
DOE/Oak Ridge National Laboratory

15-Oct-2001
Spinach protein could offer new hope for the blind
Spinach, touted in the Popeye cartoon for its ability to strengthen the body, may prove even more valuable for restoring vision to people who are legally blind. People who suffer from age-related macular degeneration or retinitis pigmentosa, diseases that are leading causes of blindness worldwide, may find hope in this research.

Contact: Ron Walli
9rw@ornl.gov
865-576-0226
DOE/Oak Ridge National Laboratory

1-Oct-2001
Supercomputers look to the stars for answers
To people like astrophysicist Tony Mezzacappa at DOE's Oak Ridge National Laboratory, this work is about more than just satisfying their curiosity. The project is aimed at answering some basic questions about the origin of life.

Contact: Ron Walli
wallira@ornl.gov
865-576-0226
DOE/Oak Ridge National Laboratory

17-Sep-2001
Mauna Loa CO2 measurements are the longest continuous record in the world
The Mauna Loa atmospheric CO2 measurements, which began in 1958, constitute the longest continuous record of atmospheric CO2 concentrations available in the world. The Mauna Loa site is considered one of the most favorable locations for measuring undisturbed air because possible local influences of vegetation or human activities on atmospheric CO2 concentrations are minimal and any influences from volcanic vents may be excluded from the records.

Contact: Robert M. Cushman
cushmanrm@ornl.gov
865-574-4791
DOE/Oak Ridge National Laboratory

27-Jun-2001
Keeping trucks and the nation on the road to prosperity
The 21st Century Truck Partnership aims to secure the future of the nation's trucking industry by developing technologies to increase safety, fuel economy, performance, and to lower emissions. It combines the resources and capabilities of the Department of Energy, Department of Transportation, Department of Defense, Environmental Protection Agency, and 16 industrial partners.

Contact: Ron Walli
wallira@ornl.gov
865-576-0226
DOE/Oak Ridge National Laboratory

19-Jun-2001
Disease detectives
ORNL researchers are developing two types of miniaturized devices for diagnosing diseases. These devices are based on cantilevers and biochips.

Contact: Billy Stair
stairb@ornl.gov
865-574-4160
DOE/Oak Ridge National Laboratory

19-Jun-2001
Controlling carbon in hybrid poplar trees
ORNL scientists are helping to search for genes that could allow the creation of trees that store more carbon and offer higher-value products.

Contact: Billy Stair
stairb@ornl.gov
865-574-4160
DOE/Oak Ridge National Laboratory

19-Jun-2001
A model fish for pollutant studies
The zebrafish is a model organism for studying the effects of endocrine-disrupting chemicals on gene and protein expression.

Contact: Billy Stair
stairb@ornl.gov
865-574-4160
DOE/Oak Ridge National Laboratory

19-Jun-2001
SNS and biological research
Three world-class biological instruments are being designed for the Spallation Neutron Source. They will help biologists determine the atomic-level structure of proteins and other signaling compounds that allow cells to communicate and coordinate activities across an organism. The research could lead to safer, more effective drugs.

Contact: Billy Stair
stairb@ornl.gov
865-574-4160
DOE/Oak Ridge National Laboratory

19-Jun-2001
Microbe probe
ORNL researchers are using gene chips, mass spectrometry, and computational analysis to understand what microbe genes do.

Contact: Billy Stair
stairb@ornl.gov
865-574-4160
DOE/Oak Ridge National Laboratory

19-Jun-2001
Protein prediction tool has good prospects
ORNL ranks high in its ability to computationally predict protein structures. The next step is to speed up predictions to facilitate the search for effective drugs.

Contact: Billy Stair
stairb@ornl.gov
865-574-4160
DOE/Oak Ridge National Laboratory

19-Jun-2001
Human genome analyzed using supercomputer
A computational analysis of the human genome by ORNL and UT researchers provides insights into what our genes do.

Contact: Billy Stair
stairb@ornl.gov
865-574-4160
DOE/Oak Ridge National Laboratory

19-Jun-2001
The mouse house: From old to new
While some ORNL mice are allowed to grow old for studies of aging, mutant mouse embryos are being frozen, awaiting birth after the new Mouse House is built.

Contact: Billy Stair
stairb@ornl.gov
865-574-4160
DOE/Oak Ridge National Laboratory

19-Jun-2001
Lab on a chip used for protein studies
ORNL's lab on a chip is being used commercially to identify proteins and shows promise for drug discovery and disease screening.

Contact: Billy Stair
stairb@ornl.gov
865-574-4160
DOE/Oak Ridge National Laboratory

19-Jun-2001
Rapid genetic disease screening possible using laser mass spectrometry
Laser desorption mass spectrometry is emerging as a new tool for screening populations for various genetic diseases

Contact: Billy Stair
stairb@ornl.gov
865-574-4160
DOE/Oak Ridge National Laboratory

19-Jun-2001
Protein identification by mass spectrometry
ORNL researchers are improving mass spectrometry tools to speed up protein identification and to screen for disease-causing proteins and bacteria.

Contact: Billy Stair
stairb@ornl.gov
865-574-4160
DOE/Oak Ridge National Laboratory

19-Jun-2001
Surprises in the mouse genome
In the live organism, not all mouse and human genes have predictable functions, and proteins with similar structures can have different functions.

Contact: Billy Stair
stairb@ornl.gov
865-574-4160
DOE/Oak Ridge National Laboratory

18-Jun-2001
Search for signs of inflammatory disease
You fall on your shoulder and tear some cartilage, causing bone to rub against bone. Your shoulder becomes inflamed and begins to hurt because cytokine, a small signal protein secreted by your immune system, has recruited white blood cells to clean up the damage.

Contact: Billy Stair
stairb@ornl.gov
865-574-4160
DOE/Oak Ridge National Laboratory

18-Jun-2001
Curing cancer in mice
ORNL researchers have shown that a radioisotope-bearing antibody can target the blood vessels of lung tumors in mice, destroying the tumors.

Contact: Billy Stair
stairb@ornl.gov
865-574-4160
DOE/Oak Ridge National Laboratory

18-Jun-2001
MicroCAT 'sees' hidden mouse defects
ORNL's X-ray computed tomography system allows internal defects and organ changes in small animals to be mapped.

Contact: Billy Stair
stairb@ornl.gov
865-574-4160
DOE/Oak Ridge National Laboratory

18-Jun-2001
Obesity-related gene in mouse discovered at ORNL
Some mice born at ORNL have grown dangerously fat, even though they have been on a low-fat diet since birth. Although they do not appear overweight, these mice have a mutated gene that plays a strong role in causing obesity in the form of internal fat deposits that are hazardous to their health.

Contact: Billy Stair
stairb@ornl.gov
865-574-4160
DOE/Oak Ridge National Laboratory

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