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Argonne materials scientist Arun Wagh displays three plates made of Ceramicrete, the same composite that is now used as the basis for casks that can safely store nuclear material.
Innovative cement helps DOE safeguard nuclear facilities

When Argonne materials scientists Arun Wagh and Dileep Singh initially developed Ceramicrete®, a novel phosphate cement that stabilizes radioactive waste streams, they did not immediately recognize that with one or two extra ingredients, the cement could solve another problem in the nuclear complex.

April 25, 2008
George W. Crabtree, a senior scientist and administrator at the U.S. Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory, was elected a member of the National Academy of Sciences for his excellence in original scientific research.
Argonne's Crabtree elected to National Academy of Sciences

George W. Crabtree, a senior scientist and administrator at Argonne National Laboratory, was elected a member of the National Academy of Sciences for his excellence in original scientific research.

April 29, 2008
Oleg G. Shpyrko has received the 2008 Rosalind Franklin Young Investigator Award from the Advanced Photon Source Users Organization.
Shpyrko receives APS organization's Young Investigator Award

Advanced Photon Source Users Organization has named Oleg G. Shpyrko as the recipient of the 2008 Rosalind Franklin Young Investigator Award.

May 6, 2008
Newest GREET model updates environmental impacts of latest transportation fuels, vehicle technologies

The newest version of the Greenhouse gases, Regulated Emissions and Energy use in Transportation (GREET) model from Argonne will provide researchers with even more tools to evaluate and compare the environmental impacts of new transportation fuels and advanced vehicle technologies.

May 8, 2008
Argonne biologist Daniel Schabacker prepares to load a biochip onto a scanner developed by one of Argonne's licensees, Aurora Photonics.
Biochips can detect cancers before symptoms develop

In their fight against cancer, doctors have just gained an impressive new weapon to add to their arsenal. Researchers at Argonne have developed a chip that can save lives by diagnosing certain cancers even before patients become symptomatic.

May 9, 2008
Argonne scientists use lasers to align molecules

Technique could revolutionize human protein imaging

May 13, 2008
Argonne-SRNL agreement supports critical DOE, national priorities

Joint research efforts to focus on nuclear energy, environmental management

May 15, 2008
Argonne Anti-Jet-Lag Diet helps summer travelers beat jet lag

ARGONNE, Ill. – As the summer travel season begins, many vacation and business travelers will beat jet lag with the Anti-Jet-Lag Diet developed at the U.S.

May 16, 2008
Eric Isaacs, director of the Center for Nanoscale Materials at the U.S. Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory, was appointed Argonne's deputy laboratory director for science programs.
Eric Isaacs appointed Argonne National Laboratory's Deputy Laboratory Director for Science Programs

ARGONNE, Ill. – Eric Isaacs, director of the Center for Nanoscale Materials (CNM) at the U.S.

May 16, 2008
Three dimensional structure of the sensory domain of the bacterium Geobacter sulfurreducens showing two identical protein domains interacting with each other as observed in the crystal structure. The two protein domains are represented as ribbons (light blue and purple) and the heme in each protein domain is shown as “stick” model (green and gray).
Scientists characterize protein structure of environmentally friendly bacteria

Scientists at Argonne National Laboratory have determined the structure of a key protein domain in a bacterium that could help with bioremediation of uranium-contaminated land sites.

May 19, 2008