- Nuclear & Particle Physics
- Isotope Research & Production
- RIKEN BNL Research Center
Department of Energy Announces $112.4 Million for Research to Support National Biopreparedness and Response
Thursday, September 7, 2023
Projects utilize unique capabilities and facilities of the national laboratories to address future biological crises.
Zinc Transporter Has Built-in Self-regulating Sensor
Friday, June 9, 2023
New cryo-EM structure of a zinc-transporter protein reveals how this molecular machine functions to regulate cellular levels of zinc, an essential micronutrient.
DOE Funds Pilot Study Focused on Biosecurity for Bioenergy Crops
Thursday, October 6, 2022
Research into threats from pathogens and pests would speed short-term response and spark long-term mitigation strategies.
Zhai Awarded DOE Early Career Funding for Plant Enzyme Studies
Tuesday, June 7, 2022
Research aimed at understanding and increasing oil accumulation in plants could advance development of net-zero carbon fuels.
Scientists ID Sterol Essential for Oil Accumulation in Plants
Wednesday, September 22, 2021
Study provides new target for increasing oil content of plant tissues for potential applications in bioenergy, chemical engineering, and nutrition.
Scientists Discover Plants' Roadblock to Specialty Oil Production
Monday, January 4, 2021
Research solves longstanding problem and opens path for growing crops to produce industrially important high-value fatty acids
New Function for Plant Enzyme Could Lead to Green Chemistry
Monday, December 9, 2019
Discovery may inspire development of better bio-inspired industrial catalysts for one of the cornerstone chemical reactions needed to synthesize a wide array of organic molecules
Plants' Oil-Production Accelerator Also Activates the Brakes
Thursday, June 20, 2019
Scientists discover seemingly paradoxical mechanism for regulating oil synthesis.
How a Molecular Signal Helps Plant Cells Decide When to Make Oil
Monday, September 24, 2018
Details of plants’ sugar-oil balancing act suggest new strategy for engineering plants to make more oil.
Removing the Brakes on Plant Oil Production
Monday, April 9, 2018
Understanding the biochemical details of how plants regulate oil synthesis could point to new strategies for producing renewable energy-rich chemicals
Study IDs Link Between Sugar Signaling and Regulation of Oil Production in Plants
Friday, March 17, 2017
Discovery of a previously unknown link between a protein that maintains plant sugar balance and one that turns on oil production points to new biochemical strategies for increasing oil yield from crops grown to produce biofuels and biomaterials.