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Pore challenge

Scientists from multiple institutions honed numerical models on data created at EMSL for more accurate pore-scale predictions.

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Microbial communication

In the environment, microbes often communicate with each other using small molecules. Ribosomally synthesized and posttranslationally modified peptides produced by microbes represent a rapidly growing class of metabolites that are involved in microbial communication.

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Clouds up close

Predicting the types of clouds over the ocean is critical for climate projections, but current climate models lack high spatial resolution. This study examines the impact of low spatial resolution on modeling the transition from stratocumulus clouds to cumulus clouds.

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Chromium detoxification

This study sheds light on the poorly understood process by which iron-reducing bacteria reduce ferric iron in clay minerals, resulting in ferrous iron that could then immobilize and detoxify chromium.

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Bacterial genes for stress

This study reveals that bacterial genes called mraZ and mraW work in opposing ways to control cell growth and division, and that mraZ encodes a transcription factor that binds DNA to potentially regulate the activity of many other genes.

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Ice particle size matters

Arctic clouds are widespread and play an important role in climate, but different models have produced widely varying predictions about the properties of these clouds. A new study analyzes simulations of Arctic clouds by 11 different models and identifies the key factor responsible for the variable predictions.

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Slower as it ages

A new study combines modeling and laboratory experiments to assess uranium release under flow conditions over a time period long enough to evaluate transport behavior of uranium in sediment samples collected from the Hanford Site.

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Bioenergetic pathways

Sulfate-reducing bacteria are common in oxygen-deprived habitats, and they can have harmful industrial and health effects as well as beneficial environmental effects. This study examines the biochemical pathways used by these microbes to convert sulfate to hydrogen sulfide.

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EMSL's Impact

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Environment

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  • Contaminant Cleanup
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  • Atmospheric Chemistry
  • Vehicle Emissions

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Health

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  • Biomarkers for Disease
  • Nanoparticle Interaction with Cells
  • Radiation Effects
  • Drug Development and Delivery

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  • Advanced Materials
  • Forensics-Related Capabilities

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