HOME >> BIOLOGY >> NEWS
Story tips from the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory, April 2004

To arrange for an interview with a researcher, please contact the Communications and Community Outreach staff member identified at the end of each tip.

PROTECTIVE GEAR — High-tech for first responders . . .

First responders could minimize the risk to themselves and do their jobs more effectively if they were wearing a protective suit proposed by a team led by Oak Ridge National Laboratory. As envisioned by Gary Steimer of the lab's National Security Directorate, the Advanced Integrated Responder Ensemble (AIRE) will be made of new materials, will be lightweight and incorporate sensors and a communications system. The suit will provide thermal protection, personal cooling and will detect and counter chemical and biological threats. "From boots to helmet, AIRE will provide first responders with technological advances that will dramatically increase their capabilities," Steimer said. Partners in the effort include the Georgia Institute of Technology, North Carolina State University and the University of Tennessee. [Contact: Ron Walli, 865-576-0226; wallira@ornl.gov]

CHEMISTRY — Self-organizing polymers . . .

By developing techniques to precisely control the growth and shape of polymers at the molecular level, researchers hope to make possible the design and synthesis of new materials with biomedical applications. The idea is to mimic the "bottoms-up" approach used in nature, which starts with single molecules of controlled size, shape and functionality, and assembles the molecules to form structures such as enzymes. Through a better understanding of these structures at the molecular level, Phil Britt of Oak Ridge National Laboratory's Chemical Sciences Division and Jimmy Mays of the University of Tennessee hope they can impact chemical, material, biological and computational sciences. Ultimately, this research could lead to targeted drug delivery systems for treating diseases.
'"/>

Contact: Ron Walli
wallira@ornl.gov
865-576-0226
DOE/Oak Ridge National Laboratory
1-Apr-2004


Page: 1 2 3

Related biology news :

1. Story tips from the Department of Energys Oak Ridge National Laboratory, September 2004
2. Story tips from the Department of Energys Oak Ridge National Laboratory, August 2004
3. Story tips from the Department of Energys Oak Ridge National Laboratory, July 2004
4. Press workshop Life, a Nobel Story
5. Story tips from the Department of Energys Oak Ridge National Laboratory, February 2004
6. Story tips from the Department of Energys Oak Ridge National Laboratory, January 2004
7. Story tips from the Department of Energys Oak Ridge National Laboratory
8. Story tips from the Department of Energys Oak Ridge National Laboratory, November 2003
9. Story tips from the Department of Energys Oak Ridge National Laboratory, September 2003
10. Science Picks-Leads, Feeds and Story Seeds (June 2003)
11. Science Picks--Leads, Feeds and Story Seeds (April 2003)

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:4/18/2017)... , April 18, 2017  Socionext Inc., a global expert in ... media edge server, the M820, which features the company,s hybrid codec ... provided by Tera Probe, Inc., will be showcased during the upcoming ... NAB show at the Las Vegas Convention ... Click ...
(Date:4/11/2017)... PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. , April 11, ... biometric identity management and secure authentication solutions, today ... million contract by Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity ... technologies for IARPA,s Thor program. "Innovation ... the onset and IARPA,s Thor program will allow ...
(Date:4/6/2017)... 2017 Forecasts by Product Type ... by End-Use (Transportation & Logistics, Government & Public Sector, ... Fossil Generation Facility, Nuclear Power), Industrial, Retail, Business Organisation ... Are you looking for a definitive report on the ... ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):
(Date:6/27/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... June 27, 2017 , ... Biodex Medical ... and ambulation aid in one device. This assistive aid lifts patients safely from a ... harness and motorized lift mechanics. The Mobility Assist is the latest in a line ...
(Date:6/27/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... June 27, 2017 , ... ... license agreement whereby DuPont gains exclusive rights to the ERS patent portfolio covering ... was formed to commercialize the foundational intellectual property (IP) of the CRISPR-Cas technology ...
(Date:6/26/2017)... ... June 26, 2017 , ... The Workgroup for ... health IT to create efficiencies in healthcare information exchange and a statutory advisor to ... MD, head of the federal Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, ...
(Date:6/23/2017)... Frederick, MD (PRWEB) , ... June 23, 2017 ... ... laboratory software solutions provider, announced the latest version of LimitLIS®, its rapidly growing ... designed to speed up user adoption, ensure installation integrity, and provide more customization ...
Breaking Biology Technology:
Cached News: