Stories with the tag: Biology
A new analysis of BPA exposure and toxicity studies shows that people's exposure is likely too low for BPA to mimic sex hormones in the body.
Release Date: 2/15/2013
Scientists at the Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory have found that their mass spectrometry-based technique, called PRISM, performed as accurately as standard clinical tests known as ELISAs. The technique should be able to speed up development of protein-specific diagnostic tests and treatment.
Release Date: 9/3/2012
New research points to two important roles for bacteria that live in the underground fungal gardens of leafcutter ants: the bacteria both help decompose leaves that ants bring to the gardens and play a major role in turning those leaves into nutrients for both ants and the fungi.
Release Date: 3/1/2012
A new model of the single-celled marine cyanobacterium Cyanothece could help researchers use blue-green algae to make renewable energy by predicting which of its genes are central to capturing energy from sunlight.
Release Date: 6/23/2011
PNNL researchers and their collaborators earned kudos for technologies ranging from the very small to industrial-strength.
Release Date: 7/8/2010
PNNL will advance biofuels research with $14 million from DOE as partner in two new consorita.
Release Date: 1/13/2010
More frequent natural disasters and human-caused disturbances could make some models that predict the global input and output of carbon off by three to 10 percent. Pacific Northwest National Laboratory researcher Ben Bond-Lamberty will present his findings at the 2009 fall meeting of the American Geophysical Union.
Release Date: 12/16/2009
PNNL scientists have discovered that a protein involved in regulating cell growth actually oscillates between two major parts of a cell and captured these never-before-seen movements in time-lapsed video. This discovery will enable enhancements to mathematical models to make better predictions about how breast cells will respond to changes in their environment, such as the presence of growth factors or cancer drugs.
Release Date: 12/1/2009
Utah State University is taking the lead in a partnership with EMSL. The three-year project, conducted by USU’s Center for Integrated BioSystems, is aimed at examining how the microbial community survives in the hostile environment of the Great Salt Lake.
Release Date: 11/12/2009
PNNL celebrates its first new facilities in 15 years that will advance biological systems science and data-intensive computing while enabling developments in bioenergy and homeland security.
Release Date: 10/9/2009