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Argonne scientists lead award-winning team in protein crystallography breakthrough

GM/CA-CAT Beamline Scientists Robert Fischetti and Shenglan Xu, both of the Argonne Biosciences Division, led a team of researchers that won an R&D 100 awa

July 1, 2010
Mysteries of the nuclear landscape

Approximately 3,000 nuclei are already known, and twice as many could, in principle, still be discovered experimentally.

September 1, 2010
Argonne researchers show impact of soil vegetation and moisture on carbon recovery

Argonne National Laboratory Biosciences Division ecologist Julie Jastrow and colleagues recently published work showing the impact of soil vegetation and moisture on terrestrial carbon recovery.

September 1, 2010
Argonne bioremediation effort in Kansas is cleaning up contaminants

Last year, a team of Argonne scientists led by Lorraine LaFreniere injected iron microparticles underneath fields polluted with carbon tetrachloride near Centralia, Kansas.

October 1, 2010
Argonne researchers demonstrate benefits of automatic differentiation in studying nuclear simulation models

Sensitivity analysis is an important tool in the study of nuclear systems.

January 1, 2011
New computational framework for estimating wind power uncertainty

Researchers in the Mathematics and Computer Science Division at Argonne, together with two doctoral students, have developed a computational framework that integrates a state-of-the-art weather for

February 1, 2011
C and N in cPOM, fPOM, and MAOM fractions under ambient and elevated CO2. Values are CO2 by species interaction means, and error bars are ±1 SE.
Elevated CO2 and O3 alter soil organic matter cycling in northern deciduous forest

Scientists from Argonne and two Midwest universities used DOE's Free-Air CO2 Enrichment (FACE) experiment to show that elevated CO2 levels increase the cycling of carbon and n

June 1, 2011
Argonne's MG-RAST metagenome analysis server passes 1-terabase milestone

MG-RAST, the metagenome analysis server developed and operated by researchers at Argonne National Laboratory and the University of Chicago, has reached a new milestone: 1 terabase (1,012 basepairs)

July 1, 2011
The structure of NDM-1 shows the protein’s enlarged active site, which lets it latch onto and disable a broad range of antibiotics.
Decoding the proteins behind drug-resistant superbugs

To create the next line of defense against the most drug-resistant pathogens, scientists have determined the structure of a protein that confers drug resistance against our best antibiotics.

December 11, 2011
Understanding the processes controlling the chemical speciation of radionuclide contaminants is key for predicting their fate and transport in aquatic and terrestrial environments. Photo courtesy of Carolina Biological Supply Company.
Microbes influence the movement of uranium contaminants in the environment

Understanding the processes controlling the chemical speciation of radionuclide contaminants is key for predicting their fate and transport in aquatic and terrestrial environments.

January 20, 2012