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AUGUST 5, 2020
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Trapping and Reusing Noble, Yet Volatile, Gases

A new radiation-resistant material for the efficient capture of noble gases xenon and krypton makes it safer and cheaper to recycle spent nuclear fuel.
JULY 31, 2020
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Fat-Based Molecules are Key to Zika Virus Infection

Researchers from PNNL have helped colleagues at OHSU identify lipid molecules required for Zika infection in human cells. The specific lipids involved could also be a clue to why the virus primarily infects brain tissue.
JULY 21, 2020
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A Remarkable Rate of Return with Catalytic Bias

A multi-institution research team found how the protein environment surrounding some enzymes can alter the direction of a cellular reaction, as well as its rate—up to six orders of magnitude—in a phenomenon referred to as catalytic bias.
JULY 13, 2020
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PNNL Fights COVID-19 on an Array of Research Fronts

Six months into a pandemic that has claimed more than 570,000 lives worldwide, scores of PNNL scientists are engaged in dozens of projects in the fight against COVID-19.
JUNE 25, 2020
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Mapping the Molecular Health Benefits of Exercise

Researchers from 25 institutions around the country, including PNNL, are working to find out how exercise changes the molecular makeup of our cells to generate health benefits.
JUNE 9, 2020
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PNNL Waives Fee to Test-Drive Portfolio of Intellectual Property

To help spur economic development and assist in the battle against COVID-19, PNNL is making available its entire portfolio of patented technologies on a research trial basis—at no cost—through the end of 2020.
JUNE 9, 2020
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MAY 19, 2020
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New Study Confirms Important Clues to Fight Ovarian Cancer

A new study using proteogenomics to compare cancerous tissue with normal fallopian tube samples advances insights about the molecular machinery that underlies ovarian cancer.
MAY 15, 2020
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The recent coronavirus pandemic shows just how quickly a deadly pathogen can sweep across the globe, killing tens of thousands in the U.S. and disrupting daily life for millions more in the span of a few months.
APRIL 21, 2020
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Beneath It All

At PNNL, subsurface science inhabits two separate but interlocking worlds. One looks at basic science, the other at applied science and engineering. Both are funded by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE).
APRIL 17, 2020
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Identifying the Dark Matter of the Molecular World

Artificial intelligence helps researchers identify metabolites, the small molecules that underlie life.
APRIL 6, 2020
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Blue Light? Orange Light?

PNNL study evaluated "tunable" lighting and its effects on sleep at study in a California nursing home. Tunable refers to the ability to adjust LED light output and the warmth or coolness of the light color.
MARCH 31, 2020
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Scientists Take Aim at the Coronavirus Toolkit

A PNNL scientist is studying the structures of the proteins on the surface of the novel coronavirus, using NMR spectroscopy to reveal information about the molecular toolkit that holds the keys to a vaccine or treatment.
MARCH 23, 2020
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Deep Learning Cuts Costs in Building Control

PNNL employs deep learning strategies to advance Model Predictive Control (MPC), a highly promising solution for intelligent building operations.