2013 was a banner year for science at the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory—from our contributions to Nobel Prize-winning research to new insights into catalysts, superconductors, and other materials key to advancing energy-efficient technologies.
Enhancing expression of key genes required for oil production and accumulation in plant leaves resulted in vastly increased oil content—a finding that could have important implications for increasing the energy content of plant-based foods and renewable biofuel feedstocks.
Before dawn on three days in July, scientists and students gathered to begin the process of deploying 200 air samplers and seven perfluorocarbon tracer release units as part of the joint Brookhaven Lab/New York City Police Department Subway-Surface Air Flow Exchange project.
Environmental researchers Alistair Rogers and Stefanie Lasota have departed for their 32-day stay in Barrow, Alaska, where they will brave icy conditions and potential polar bear encounters in order to collect plant samples that will help scientists better understand climate change in the Arctic.
Scientists from Brookhaven National Lab, working with colleagues from Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, will conduct a field campaign this summer and fall in the skies over the Pacific Northwest and Tennessee to measure the evolution of aerosols in wildfires and prescribed agriculture burns, respectively.
Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory have identified two promising candidates for the development of drugs against human adenovirus, a cause of ailments ranging from colds to gastrointestinal disorders to pink eye.
new brain-imaging study shows that a single oral dose a drug commonly used to treat ADHD modifies disrupted brain circuits in ways that could potentially help improve self-control and reduce craving among cocaine-addicted individuals.
Martin Schoonen, a Stony Brook University geochemistry professor and director of the school's Sustainability Studies Program, has been named chairman of the Environmental Sciences Department at the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory, effective June 1.
Bring on the sunshine! April showers are behind us and the sun is shining a little longer each day in the northern hemisphere. That means the 200-acre Long Island Solar Farm (LISF) at Brookhaven Lab is producing increasing amounts of renewable energy for Long Islanders and data for our researchers.
The results of a clinical trial in Europe of an investigational Lyme disease vaccine co-developed by researchers at Stony Brook University, Brookhaven National Laboratory, and at Baxter International Inc. revealed promising results. The vaccine produced substantial antibodies against all targeted species of Borrelia, the causative agent of Lyme disease in Europe and the United States.
The New York City Police Department and Brookhaven National Laboratory are scheduled to conduct this July the largest urban airflow study ever to better understand the risks posed by airborne contaminants above- and below-ground.