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MOLECULAR RIBBON – Ribbon diagram of the crystal structure of sugar kinase from the bacteria Agrobacterium tumefaciens, a plant pathogen.
Midwest Center for Structural Genomics deposits 500th structure into Protein Data Bank

ARGONNE, Ill. — Researchers from the Midwest Center for Structural Genomics, located at the U.S.

January 5, 2007
COAL REPORT – A new report prepared by Argonne National Laboratory concludes there has been improved management of coal combustion wastes in landfills and surface impoundments over the past decade.
Study finds improvements in environmental management of coal combustion wastes

ARGONNE, Ill.

January 19, 2007
Jana Zaumseil has been appointed the 2007 Ugo Fano Postdoctoral Fellow. She will conduct research at Argonne's Center for Nanoscale Materials.
Three young scientists named postdocs at Argonne

ARGONNE, Ill. — Three young scientists with promising careers ahead of them have been appointed as postdoctoral fellows at the U.S.

February 2, 2007
Research by Nenad Markovic (left) and Vojislav Stamenkovic of Argonne has developed an advanced concept in nanoscale catalyst engineering that could help commercialize hyrdogen-powered vehicles on a large scale.
New nanoscale engineering breakthrough points to hydrogen-powered vehicles

ARGONNE, Ill. — Researchers at the U.S.

March 2, 2007
Ribbon representation of NE2398, a protein from the Nitrosomonas europaea bacterium. Dotted lines represent the parts of the protein digested with protease.  Blue molecules represent other molecules in the crystal lattice.
New crystallization method to ease study of protein structures

Researchers at the Midwest Center for Structural Genomics (MCSG), the Structural Genomics Consortium (SGC) and the Structural Biology Center (SBC) at the U.S. Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory have developed a new technique for crystallizing proteins that will ease experimentation into protein structures.

March 7, 2007
The high-energy X-ray diffraction measurements of a Chinese wine vessel (Shang Dynasty 14-13 century BCE) are explained to other members of the Northwestern/Art Institute/Argonne collaboration.
Bright light on ancient materials

Art and science collaborate to explore the past with X-rays at Argonne National Laboratory

March 30, 2007
Argonne featured on 'International Definition' D.C. cable TV show

ARGONNE, Ill.  — Argonne National Laboratory and the University of Chicago were featured on the Washington , D.C. , cable TV show "International Definition."

April 11, 2007
BEFORE – Photo of a Beijing scene before a 2005 October rain storm.
Argonne helps improve air quality for 2008 Beijing Olympics

ARGONNE, Ill. — To improve the air quality of Beijing and ensure a healthy atmosphere for athletes and spectators at the 2008 Summer Olympics, the U.S.

April 13, 2007
Renee Carder has been named Deputy to the Lab Director at Argonne National Laboratory.
Renee Carder to be Argonne's Deputy to the Lab Director

ARGONNE, Ill. — Argonne National Laboratory Director Robert Rosner has appointed Renee Carder as the Deputy to the Lab Director.

April 16, 2007
NOx KILLER – A catalyst developed by Argonne researchers could help diesel truck manufacturers eliminate harmful nitrogen-oxide emissions from diesel exhausts. The catalyst, currently being tested in the form of extrudates, is shown here by researcher Chris Marshall. Having performed well in lab tests, the next step is to subject the catalyst to testing using real diesel exhaust. These tests will take place soon at Argonne's Diesel Engine Test Facility. The catalyst will be placed in the reactor at left which is then connected to the diesel engine pictured in the background with post-doctoral researcher Sundar Krishnan, left, and Argonne researcher Steve Ciatti. Photo by George Joch.
New catalyst helps eliminate NOx from diesel exhaust

A catalyst developed by Argonne researchers could help diesel truck manufacturers eliminate harmful nitrogen-oxide emissions from diesel exhausts.

April 27, 2007