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SEPTEMBER 9, 2020
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### Suite of Instruments Tells the Story of a Sample

PNNL's Analytical Chemistry Lab supported at least 50 projects last year, housing 25 instruments that perform eight different types of analyses.
SEPTEMBER 1, 2020
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### Exploring Oxidative Pathways in Nuclear Fuel

An international team used PNNL microscopy to answer questions about how uranium dioxide—used in nuclear power plants—might behave in long-term storage.
AUGUST 26, 2020
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### Natural Radiation Can Interfere with Quantum Computers

Radiation from natural sources in the environment can limit the performance of superconducting quantum bits, known as qubits. The discovery has implications for quantum computing and for the search for dark matter.
AUGUST 25, 2020
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### Extreme Chemistry of Nuclear Wastes

The PNNL-led IDREAM Energy Frontier Research Center is exploring complex chemical phenomena to enable innovations in radioactive waste processing.
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 29, 2020
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### Influx of Electric Vehicles Accelerates Need for Grid Planning

A new PNNL report says the western U.S. power system can handle large-scale vehicle electrification up to 24 million vehicles through 2028, but more than that and cities could start feeling the squeeze.
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.
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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### Staying Ahead of Antibiotic Resistance

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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### Detecting Toxic PFAS with a Chip-Sized Sensor

PNNL has patented an instant, accurate and portable way to detect minuscule amounts of troublesome toxic PFAS chemicals in water samples.
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).