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New Tech Mines Old Batteries to Find Critical Ingredients for Electric Vehicles

Recycling batteries is time-consuming and involves dangerous chemicals. This new process could make it easier—and reduce the amount of mining required to fuel the clean energy economy.
By |April 12th, 2021||0 Comments|

UT Recognized for Technologies that Protect Lives from COVID-19

The University of Tennessee has been on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic, from the N95 mask technology to developing systems to quickly and safely screen vaccines, as used by Moderna and Pfizer. These contributions were recently recognized by AUTM’s Better World Project, which named the University of Tennessee Research Foundation (UTRF) as its 2020 Legend Award honoree and spotlighted its work on Gene Pool Innovations for its role in moving academic research from the lab to the marketplace.
By |April 12th, 2021||0 Comments|

ORNL-Led Team Recognized for Impactful Sustainability Research

An analysis published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences and led by researchers from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory has received the 2021 Sustainability Science Award from the Ecological Society of America. The team used high-resolution geospatial modeling to quantify the effects of land, energy and water infrastructures on the nation’s rivers and streams.
By |April 7th, 2021||0 Comments|

ORNL Joins ATOM Consortium to Accelerate Drug Discovery

The Accelerating Therapeutics for Opportunities in Medicine , or ATOM, consortium today announced the U.S. Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge, Argonne and Brookhaven national laboratories are joining the consortium to further develop ATOM’s artificial intelligence, or AI-driven, drug discovery platform.
By |March 31st, 2021||0 Comments|

Neutrons Reveal Unpredicted Binding Between SARS-CoV-2, Hepatitis C Antiviral Drug

Scientists have found new, unexpected behaviors when SARS-CoV-2 – the virus that causes COVID-19 – encounters drugs known as inhibitors, which bind to certain components of the virus and block its ability to reproduce. Published in the Journal of Medicinal Chemistry, the research provides key insights for advancing drug design and drug repurposing efforts to treat COVID-19.
By |March 24th, 2021||0 Comments|