Navigation Links
Story tips from the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory, February 2008
Date:2/13/2008

m and how disruptions in the symbiotic balance in gut microflora might control the transition from healthy to disease conditions. ORNLs capabilities in mass spectroscopy offers researchers new and powerful tools for probing the extremely complex relationships between the microbiome and their human hosts. [Contact: Bill Cabage, (865) 574-4399; cabagewh@ornl.gov]


NANOSCIENCE -- Atom-scale switch . . .

ORNL researchers have discovered a carbon nanotube-based system that functions like an atom-scale switch. Their approach is to perform first-principles calculations on positioning a molecule inside a carbon nanotube to affect the electronic current flowing across it. The result is an electrical gate at the molecular level: In one position, the molecular gate is open, allowing current through; in another position, the gate is closed, blocking the current. In a silicon chip, the gate is a silicon oxide barrier within the structure of the chip. In the ORNL model, the gate is a short molecule encapsulated inside the carbon nanotubethat is about one nanometer in size, or three orders of magnitude smaller than a silicon chip. [Contact: Bill Cabage, (865) 574-4399; cabagewh@ornl.gov]


FUSION -- Lassoing turbulence . . .

Fusion power is a holy grail of our energy future, promising eventually to provide cheap, plentiful electricity with a minimum of environmental concerns and no greenhouse gases.

Before it does, however, scientists must learn to control and contain an ionized gas hotter than the sun. Theoretical physicists from General Atomics are using ORNLs Phoenix supercomputer to understand turbulence that leaches energy from fusion reactors. In particular, they are focusing on the interaction between eddies created by gyrating electrons and much larger eddies created by gyrating ions. The answers they provide
'/>"/>

Contact: Ron Walli
wallira@ornl.gov
865-576-1946
DOE/Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3

Related biology news :

1. Man-made changes bring about new epoch in Earths history
2. Story ideas from the Journal of Biological Chemistry
3. Story ideas from the Journal of Lipid Research
4. The surprising story of Charles Darwin and his homeopathic doctor
5. Story tips from the Department of Energys Oak Ridge National Laboratory, December 2007
6. Story ideas from the Journal of Lipid Research
7. Journal Sleep: Insomniacs are more likely to report a family history of the sleep disorder
8. Nanotechnology and the media: The inside story
9. Rebuilding the evolutionary history of HIV-1 unravels a complex loop
10. Story ideas from the Journal of Biological Chemistry
11. Story tips from the Department of Energys Oak Ridge National Laboratory, October 2007
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:10/29/2014)... Researching the safety of nanoparticles is all the rage. ... topic, examining the question of whether titanium dioxide nanoparticles ... into the body, whether carbon nanotubes from electronic products ... to be or whether nanoparticles in food can get ... Public interest is great, research funds are flowing – ...
(Date:10/29/2014)... decompose, their types and numbers of bugs and ... mean the difference between a closed case and ... using a more than $866,000 U.S. Department of ... these changing populations. The microbial communities may provide ... gender, race, socioeconomic relations and more, said Eric ...
(Date:10/29/2014)... of stem cell, those referred to as ,facultative, form ... apparently nothing that differentiates these cells from the others. ... retain the capacity to become stem cells again. This ... organ that hosts cells that stimulate tissue growth, thus ... of a transplant. Knowledge of the underlying mechanism ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Nanosafety research: The quest for the gold standard 2Nanosafety research: The quest for the gold standard 3MSU partners with Detroit to investigate death scenes 2A mechanism that allows a differentiated cell to reactivate as a stem cell revealed 2
... new study of transfer RNA, a molecule that delivers amino ... ideas about the evolutionary history of protein synthesis., In the ... (reading the genetic blueprint for a protein, and adding a ... appear to have originated independently of one another. The new ...
... a devastating new wheat disease strain which could lead to ... in the United States, with funding from the Bill & ... undertake the research as part of the Durable Rust Resistance ... the fungus, wheat stem rust. World leaders in rust ...
... has been honored for his role in the development ... who suffer severe, life-threatening injuries in Iraq and Afghanistan. ... for Combat Casualty Care Award was presented to Stucky ... annual meeting in Florida. The ATACCC convention is the ...
Cached Biology News:Study reveals surprising details of the evolution of protein translation 2CSIRO enlisted to avert global wheat supply crisis 2UCSB chemistry professor receives top military award for life-saving gauze 2UCSB chemistry professor receives top military award for life-saving gauze 3
(Date:10/31/2014)... Fla. , Oct. 31, 2014  Tavistock ... owned by Tavistock Group, celebrated the groundbreaking of the ... Medical City. The 92,000-square-foot, three-story ... Central Florida designed specifically for ... in the heart of the 650-acre Lake Nona ...
(Date:10/30/2014)... Global polyvinyl chloride (PVC) demand registered a significant ... especially in North America and Europe. However, the global ... a growing trend. , The largest chunk of the ... segment. In 2013, the key PVC application spheres included ... film. Moreover, the PVC was consumed in the production ...
(Date:10/30/2014)... James Sherley says he has been working ... cell technology since his days as a principal investigator at ... late 1990’s. Sherley founded the ASCTC as a new ... the intellectual property developed in Sherley’s research over the years ... of Technology (MIT), and more recently as a senior scientist ...
(Date:10/30/2014)... Isis Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ISIS ), ... present a company overview at the Nomura Biotechnology Conference on ... Boston, MA. A live webcast ... Media" section of the Company,s website, www.isispharm.com .  A ... hours and will be archived for a limited time. ...
Breaking Biology Technology:GuideWell Innovation Center Groundbreaking Hosted by Tavistock Development Company at Lake Nona Medical City 2GuideWell Innovation Center Groundbreaking Hosted by Tavistock Development Company at Lake Nona Medical City 3Global Polyvinyl Chloride Demand Is on Upward Trend Now, Says Merchant Research & Consulting in Its Topical Study 2Global Polyvinyl Chloride Demand Is on Upward Trend Now, Says Merchant Research & Consulting in Its Topical Study 3Boston’s Adult Stem Cell Technology Center, LLC Introduces A New Technology for Monitoring Previously Elusive Adult Stem Cells 2Boston’s Adult Stem Cell Technology Center, LLC Introduces A New Technology for Monitoring Previously Elusive Adult Stem Cells 3Boston’s Adult Stem Cell Technology Center, LLC Introduces A New Technology for Monitoring Previously Elusive Adult Stem Cells 4Isis Pharmaceuticals to Present at the Nomura Biotechnology Conference 2
... Corporation,(OTC Bulletin Board: CONX), a worldwide developer and ... Test at the,American Diabetes Association,s 68th Scientific Sessions. ... - 9, 2008, at the Moscone Convention,Center in ... time the AspirinWorks test will be exhibited at,the ...
... Ongoing Live-Cell Research, MELVILLE, N.Y., June ... and Northwestern University,s Feinberg School of,Medicine announced ... imaging,center, establishing a partnership that brings improved ... for Nikon,product development. One of only three ...
... Therapeutics, a drug,and diagnostic company, today announces that ... 1st as Chief Operating Officer. At the next,meeting ... CEO (President du,Directoire)., Laurent Condomine, Chairman of ... Loic Maurel joining ExonHit Therapeutics. His,experience and track ...
Cached Biology Technology:Corgenix to Exhibit AspirinWorks(R) Test at ADA 2008 Meeting in San Francisco 2Corgenix to Exhibit AspirinWorks(R) Test at ADA 2008 Meeting in San Francisco 3Nikon Instruments Opens New Imaging Center at Northwestern University 2Nikon Instruments Opens New Imaging Center at Northwestern University 3Loic Maurel Joins Exonhit Therapeutics to Become CEO 2Loic Maurel Joins Exonhit Therapeutics to Become CEO 3Loic Maurel Joins Exonhit Therapeutics to Become CEO 4
The filter 605DF50 for the Molecular Imager FX is a band pass filter for ethidium bromide, SYPRO Red, SYPRO Ruby, Alexa Fluor 532 and 546, and Cy3 dyes when using the 635 nm laser....
The sample holders for gels are used to hold gels in place in the multi-sample tray I, which is used with Molecular Imager FX imaging systems....
... APO-DIRECT is a single-step staining method ... cells by flow cytometry. The kit contains ... apoptosis in cells including: positive and negative ... reaction and rinsing buffers for processing individual ...
... is specifically for electrofocusing. It ... is recommended for electrofocusing of ... or complexes that are subject ... sieving in polyacrylamide gels. Supplied ...
Biology Products: