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1-Jun-2001
Protein crystallography resource at neutron research center for imaging proteins
Thanks to a $4.8 million capital commitment from the U.S. Department of Energy, Los Alamos researchers have completed a state-of-the-art neutron diffraction station at Los Alamos' Neutron Scattering Center, part of the Los Alamos Neutron Science Center, known as LANSCE. The new station went on line in December 2000.

Contact: Benno Schoenborn
schoenborn@lanl.gov
505-665-2033
DOE/Los Alamos National Laboratory

1-Jun-2001
Shining a light on novel polymers
A rapidly growing field of research, recognized by a 2000 Nobel Prize in chemistry, focuses on electrically conductive plastic, once thought to be an impossibility.

Contact: Liaohai Chen
chen@lanl.gov
505-667-9305
DOE/Los Alamos National Laboratory

1-Jun-2001
Biologically inspired nanotechnology
Much of today's scientific revolution is taking place at the nanometer scale. There is growing recognition that an ability to design and manipulate materials at the nanoscale will allow scientists to not only improve existing materials, but also develop entirely new classes of intelligent or "smart" materials for everything from miniaturized laboratories and micro-computers to drug delivery systems. To this end, lessons from biology offer revolutionary approaches.

Contact: Basil Swanson
basil@lanl.gov
505-667-5814
DOE/Los Alamos National Laboratory

1-Jun-2001
Metabolite discovery allows for fast plant growth
A project that uses modern biotechnology to produce plants that grow faster, are more robust and contain more protein is ongoing in Los Alamos National Laboratory's Bioscience Division. The project stems from the discovery of a naturally occurring plant metabolite that allows plants to regulate their own nitrogen metabolism rates, resulting in plants that reach peak growth more rapidly because they fix more carbon dioxide.

Contact: Pat Unkefer
punkefer@lanl.gov
505-665-2554
DOE/Los Alamos National Laboratory

1-Jun-2001
Building a better catalyst for bioremediation
There are only a few ways to handle toxic waste. Dump it, put it in a landfill, move it someplace else or change the contaminant into something less hazardous. Dealing with toxic waste is a major problem that is beginning to be addressed in an innovative way: using bacterial enzymes, catalytic proteins produced by living cells, to transform the waste.

Contact: Jim Brainard
jbrainard@lanl.gov
505-667-0150
DOE/Los Alamos National Laboratory

1-Jun-2001
Microbial diversity
They have been called the foundation of the biosphere, invisible yet essential. And now researchers know bacteria are unimaginably abundant but just don 't know exactly who they are.

Contact: Cheryl Kuske
kuske@lanl.gov
505-665-4800
DOE/Los Alamos National Laboratory

1-Jun-2001
Using pathogen sequence data
As scientists delve into the vast quantity of biological data currently being produced, the problems of handling such a treasure trove of information are daunting. New tools and techniques for managing, storing, analyzing, mining and visualizing this information are the focus of much attention in the scientific community, especially when the data can have a bearing on public health and even emergency response.

Contact: Paul Jackson
glm@lanl.gov
505-665-7985
DOE/Los Alamos National Laboratory

1-Jun-2001
Unraveling anthrax
Los Alamos National Laboratory's Bioscience Division researchers have developed technologies that can uniquely identify the origins of biological organisms based on information in the DNA.

Contact: Paul Jackson
pjjackson@lanl.gov
505-667-2775
DOE/Los Alamos National Laboratory

1-Jun-2001
Optical biopsy studied as breast cancer treatment aid
Breast cancer is the leading cause of cancer-related death in women aged 40-59 and was expected to total more than 45,000 deaths in the United States last year, according to the American Cancer Society. A Los Alamos National Laboratory-developed technology, the Optical Biopsy System (OBS), may aid in not only the diagnosis of breast cancer, but the success of the surgical treatment as well.

Contact: Judith Mourant
jmourant@lanl.gov
505-665-1190
DOE/Los Alamos National Laboratory

1-Jun-2001
Unmasking the mysteries of chronic beryllium disease
Beryllium is a unique lightweight metal used in nuclear weapons and, in the commercial sector, for telescope mirrors, golf clubs and a variety of other applications. While solid beryllium and beryllium alloys are safe, fine particulate beryllium is hazardous if inhaled.

Contact: Babetta Marrone
blm@lanl.gov
505-667-3279
DOE/Los Alamos National Laboratory

1-May-2001
MIC researchers escape gravity
Three researchers from IPRT's Microanalytical Instrumentation Center recently flew on NASA's KC-135 reduced-gravity aircraft to test a new system for determining levels of treatment chemicals in water. It's part of an effort to develop novel instrumentation for monitoring the quality of spacecraft drinking water.

Contact: Steve Karsjen
karsjen@ameslab.gov
515-294-5643
DOE/Ames Laboratory

1-May-2001
Solving a 'boring' problem
Scientists and engineers at the INEEL and the University of Arkansas have developed two technologies that may ultimately enable safer and more economical oil and gas deep-ocean exploration.

Contact: David Weinberg
weinbe@inel.gov
208-526-4274
DOE/Idaho National Laboratory

1-Apr-2001
Lab-built components bound for outerspace
Jerry Hand and Jim Safly, two Ames Laboratory machinists , have been busy fabricating components for equipment designed to test and monitor the quality of spacecraft drinking water.

Contact: Steve Karsjen
karsjen@ameslab.gov
515-294-5643
DOE/Ames Laboratory

1-Mar-2001
Science fiction becomes science reality
Who dreams up James Bond's toys? 007 and his gadgets may be a creation of Ian Fleming and Hollywood but those imaginative fellows do exist. A few of them work in INEEL's National Security Division. And there is a government organization that sponsors some of their projects - the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency.

Contact: Mike Occhionero
occhmp@inel.gov
208-526-1535
DOE/Idaho National Laboratory

1-Feb-2001
Separation technology unites lab, new company
One of Ed Yeung's latest developments multiplexed capillary electrophoresis using absorption detection is an innovation that marks the first time that Yeung has been directly involved in launching a new company based on his technology.

Contact: Steve Karsjen
karsjen@ameslab.gov
515-294-5643
DOE/Ames Laboratory

1-Feb-2001
Ames Lab scientists win Energy 100 Awards
Ames Laboratory research was recognized on the Energy 100 Awards list. Number 24 on the top-100 list was photonic bandgap structures, which was one of only three discoveries and innovations recognized in 1990. Lead-free solder was 36th on the list; one of only two research projects recognized in 1994. Magnetic refrigeration made the 59th spot on the list and was one of 10 discoveries and innovations recognized in 1997.

Contact: Steve Karsjen
karsjen@ameslab.gov
515-294-5643
DOE/Ames Laboratory

1-Jan-2001
Joint institute for nanoscience planned
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and the University of Washington are preparing to form a joint institute in early 2001 that will bring together the resources of both institutions to pursue major discoveries in nanoscience and nanotechnology.

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

31-Dec-2000
Random acts of brightness
Costas Soukoulis, an Ames Laboratory senior physicis and former Iowa State University graduate student Xunya Jiang, now working at DiCon Fiberoptics, Inc., near Berkeley, Calif., have developed a theoretical model that simulates the phenomenon of random lasing, in which photons that follow random paths create a multiple-light-scattering laser.

Contact: Steve Karsjen
karsjen@ameslab.gov
515-294-5643
DOE/Ames Laboratory

19-Dec-2000
Form follows sequence
Powerful new computational tools, such as those available at nersc, are playing a key role in deciphering the molecular dynamics of proteins, including creating "movies" of proteins in motion.

Contact: Ron Kolb
rrkolb@lbl.gov
510-486-7586
DOE/Oak Ridge National Laboratory

19-Dec-2000
Circuits of a cell
Scientists investigate the biochemical "circuitry" of cells.

Contact: Ron Kolb
rrkolb@obo.gov
510-486-7586
DOE/Oak Ridge National Laboratory

19-Dec-2000
Picturing proteins
Electron microscopy and spectroscopy techniques are making it possible for scientists to create 3-D images of protein complexes that are unsuitable for x-ray crystallography.

Contact: Ron Kolb
rrkolb@lbl.gov
510-486-7586
DOE/Oak Ridge National Laboratory

19-Dec-2000
The crystal robot
Innovative robotics designed and built by Lab researchers will grow protein crystals for experimentation at a rate once only dreamed of.

Contact: Ron Kolb
rrkolb@lbl.gov
510-486-7586
DOE/Oak Ridge National Laboratory

19-Dec-2000
The machinery of life
Scientists are using Berkeley Lab's state-of-the-art imaging resources to gain new insight into the structure and function of proteins, including those involved in cystic fibrosis.

Contact: Ron Kolb
rrkolb@lbl.gov
510-486-7586
DOE/Oak Ridge National Laboratory

19-Dec-2000
Seeing the cell nucleus in 3-D
A new microscopic program called daVinci is helping researchers better understand how breast cancer develops.

Contact: Ron Kolb
rrkolb@lbl.gov
510-486-7586
DOE/Oak Ridge National Laboratory

31-Dec-1999
Evaluating vehicle emissions controls
ORNL researchers are developing software tools for supercomputers that will simulate engine exhaust from various lean-burn diesel and gasoline engines as it flows through envisioned catalytic converters designed to chemically transform pollutants into harmless emissions.

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

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