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1-Aug-2001
Lab researcher's team shines in protein folding predictions
The protein folding puzzle – determining the3--D structure of a protein given the sequence of its amino acids – is one of the major unsolved problems in molecular biology. A Los Alamos National Laboratory scientist along with a colleague and his students were recently recognized as the most successful team in an annual worldwide assessment of progress in protein structure prediction.

Contact: Charlie Strauss
cems@lanl.gov
505-665-4838
DOE/Los Alamos National Laboratory

1-Aug-2001
Researchers find human's earliest ancestor yet
An international team of researchers has announced the discovery of fossil bones and teeth belonging to the earliest human ancestors yet discovered – a hominid who lived in what is now Ethiopia between 5.2 and 5.8 million years ago.

Contact: Giday WoldGabriel
wgiday@lanl.gov
505-667-8749
DOE/Los Alamos National Laboratory

11-Jul-2001
Radiation treatment in ducks may offer clues to brain tumors in children
The Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory has tested an experimental microbeam radiation therapy on duck embryos that may offer clues about how to treat brain tumors in infants and young children.

Contact: Karen McNulty Walsh
kmcnulty@bnl.gov
631-344-8350
DOE/Brookhaven National Laboratory

1-Jul-2001
Research partnership formed
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and the University of Maryland have joined forces to advance the understanding of global climate change. The Joint Global Change Research Institute, announced in March 2001, will investigate the scientific, social and economic implications of climate change, both nationally and globally.

Contact: Greg Koller
greg.koller@pnl.gov
509-372-4864
DOE/Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

1-Jul-2001
Grounding greenhouse gases
Moving carbon out of the atmosphere and storing it in the ground offers a promising approach to reducing greenhouse gases, principally carbon dioxide, in the atmosphere. Researchers at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory are exploring how different soil management practices affect the fungal activity in soils and how that relates to the soils' ability to store carbon.

Contact: Greg Koller
greg.koller@pnl.gov
509-372-4864
DOE/Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

1-Jul-2001
Global change - addressing a global concern
Researchers at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory are contributing to the scientific understanding of global climate change— pursuing a broad understanding that will serve as thefoundation for future policy and technology solutions.

Contact: Greg Koller
greg.koller@pnl.gov
509-372-4864
DOE/Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

1-Jul-2001
Biomolecular Networks Initiative launches Web site
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory introduced a new Web site in April to share information about its Biomolecular Networks Initiative.

Contact: Greg Koller
greg.koller@pnl.gov
509-372-4864
DOE/Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

1-Jul-2001
Oh boy, what a buoy!
Although most buoys are permanent fixtures serving a single purpose, researchers at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory's Marine Sciences Laboratory have developed a lightweight portable buoy complete with cell-phone technology and interchangeable sensors.

Contact: Greg Koller
greg.koller@pnl.gov
509-372-4864
DOE/Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

1-Jul-2001
Radiation bystander effects
An important discovery about the effects of low-level radiation on cells is altering long-held beliefs about risk assessment in radiation exposure.

Contact: Bruce Lehnert
lehnert@lanl.gov
505-667-2753
DOE/Los Alamos National Laboratory

20-Jun-2001
2001 Discover Magazine Innovation Awards
Discover Magazine and the Christopher Columbus Foundation recognized scientists at the Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory in a ceremony today for developing two innovative technologies that will address vital health and humanitarian issues.

Contact: Staci Maloof
Staci.Maloof@pnl.gov
509-372-6313
DOE/Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

20-Jun-2001
Scientists push enzyme evolution into high gear
The Brookhaven study offers insight into how enzymes evolve and may one day lead to methods to boost production of other useful plant products.

Contact: Karen McNulty Walsh
kmcnulty@bnl.gov
631-344-8350
DOE/Brookhaven 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

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