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Neutrons—Making Sustainable Biofuels

July 2, 2018 – Scientists at Oak Ridge National Laboratory are using neutrons to understand why certain hydrocarbons produced by blue-green algae are important to their biology.

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What’s on Your Skin? Archaea, That’s What

February 22, 2018 – To characterize microbes on human skin, researchers from Austria, including Christine Moissl-Eichinger, collaborated with Hoi-Ying Holman and other scientists at the Berkeley Synchrotron Infrared Structural Biology Imaging Program, a BER-supported …

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X-Ray Footprinting Solves Mystery of Metal-Breathing Protein

February 22, 2018 – Caroline Ajo-Franklin, a staff scientist in the Biological Nanostructures Facility at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory’s (LBNL) Molecular Foundry (one of the Nanoscale Science Research Centers supported by DOE’s Office of …

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Cyanobacterial Studies Examine Cellular Structure During Nitrogen Starvation

November 15, 2017 – Using nondestructive neutron scattering techniques, scientists are examining how single-celled organisms called cyanobacteria produce oxygen and obtain energy through photosynthesis.

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