Natural gas from coal, courtesy of microbesNovember 20, 2015

The key to extracting usable energy from deep coal seams and depleted oil reservoirs may lie with their tiniest residents: the microscopic organisms known as methanogenic Archaea.

Argonne researchers win two R&D 100 AwardsNovember 16, 2015

Innovative technologies developed by researchers at Argonne and their partners earned two 2015 R&D 100 Awards.

eMission Commuter Connection Event

As part of Argonne’s eMission to reduce greenhouse gas emissions associated with employee commuting, FMS Sustainability and Environmental Programs will host an eMission Commuter Connection on Thursday, Dec. 3, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Work Café, Bldg. 213, Rms. A/B.

Please bring your own lunch. Beverages and desserts will be provided.

Argonne employees who currently vanpool and carpool will share their experiences and answer questions. Event facilitators will map shared commuting routes and help pair employees with potential rideshare matches.

New information about bacterial enzymes to help scientists develop more effective antibiotics, cancer drugsNovember 5, 2015

Results of a new study from Argonne, Scripps Research Institute, and Rice University allows researchers to manipulate nature’s biosynthetic machinery to produce more effective antibiotics and cancer-fighting drugs.

Study reveals structure of tuberculosis enzyme, could offer drug targetNovember 2, 2015

A team of scientists, including several from Argonne, have determined the structures of several important tuberculosis enzymes, which could lead to new drugs for the disease.

Scientists call for unified initiative to advance microbiome researchOctober 28, 2015

Leading scientists have formed a unified initiative to support basic research, technological development, and commercial applications to better understand and harness the capabilities of Earth’s vast systems of microorganisms.