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News from Chemistry
Domestic production of medical isotope Mo-99 moves a step closer
Los Alamos team produces molybdenum-99 from irradiation of low enriched uranium solution. 5/13/13
Klimov receives Alexander von Humboldt award
Victor Klimov of Physical Chemistry and Applied Spectroscopy (C-PCS) received the Alexander von Humboldt award from the foundation of the same name. 5/10/13
Los Alamos improves biomass-to-fuel process
One of the more promising roads to energy independence leads away from crude oil and into the forests and fields. For years, scientists have been seeking efficient means to convert non-food based biomass into fuels and chemical feedstocks, reducing fossil-fuel dependence and reducing greenhouse gas emissions. 4/30/13
Advancing the art of tuberculosis detection
New work from Los Alamos National Laboratory shows promise for stemming the advance of tuberculosis (TB) by revealing how the bacterium interacts with its human hosts and thus providing a new pathway for early detection in patients. 4/19/13