SSRL Science in SLAC Today

Scientists Get First Glimpse of a Chemical Bond Being Born

Thu, 2015/02/12 - 1:35pm
Scientists have used an X-ray laser at SLAC to get the first glimpse of the transition state where two atoms begin to form a weak bond on the way to becoming a molecule.

Record Keeping Helps Bacteria’s Immune System Fight Invaders

Tue, 2015/02/03 - 8:43am
Research reveals that the bacterial immune system can better destroy viral attackers by saving genetic records of previously encountered viruses.

X-ray Study Reveals Division of Labor in Cell Health Protein

Wed, 2015/01/28 - 7:47am
Research performed in part at SLAC has provided new insights into how "TH proteins" couple two important processes needed to maintain healthy cells.

SLAC Welcomes Professor and Chemical Sciences Division Director Tony Heinz

Tue, 2015/01/27 - 4:20pm
He’s known for exploring fundamental properties of novel materials on the nanoscale, and for developing new tools for the exploration.

SLAC Scientists Search for New Ways to Deal with U.S. Uranium Ore Processing Legacy

Thu, 2015/01/22 - 1:22pm
In an important step toward handling the nation’s uranium milling legacy, researchers try to understand why contamination at remediated uranium processing sites continues to persist at dangerously high levels.

SLAC Scientists Search for New Ways to Deal with U.S. Uranium Ore Processing Legacy

Thu, 2015/01/22 - 12:22pm
In an important step toward handling the nation’s uranium milling legacy, researchers try to understand why contamination at remediated uranium processing sites continues to persist at dangerously high levels.

First Direct Evidence that a Mysterious Phase of Matter Competes with High-Temperature Superconductivity

Fri, 2014/12/19 - 8:42am
SLAC study shows the so-called ‘pseudogap’ hoards electrons that otherwise might pair up to carry current through a material with 100 percent efficiency.

Study May Help Slow the Spread of Flu

Fri, 2014/12/05 - 10:56am
Understanding details of a flu antibody offers new insight for future structure-based drug discovery and novel avenues for designing vaccines.

Robotics Meet X-ray Lasers in Cutting-edge Biology Studies

Fri, 2014/11/21 - 8:00am
Scientists at the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory are combining the speed and precision of robots with one of the brightest X-ray lasers on the planet for pioneering studies of proteins important to biology and drug discovery.

Agreement Gives Energy Storage Companies Easier Access to SLAC

Thu, 2014/11/20 - 9:14am
More than a dozen energy-storage companies have streamlined access to research facilities and expertise at SLAC under a new cooperative R&D agreement with CalCharge.

Study at SLAC Explains Atomic Action in High-Temperature Superconductors

Wed, 2014/11/12 - 11:01am
A study at the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory suggests for the first time how scientists might deliberately engineer superconductors that work at higher temperatures.

Symmetry: Ancient Pigments, Modern Mystery

Wed, 2014/11/12 - 10:03am

When Chinese workers searching for water found the famous Terracotta Warriors instead, they brought to light a scientific mystery.

Researchers Take Snapshots of Potential 'Kill Switch' for Cancer

Mon, 2014/11/10 - 12:08pm
Scientists at Genentech and SLAC have watched a key human protein change from a form that protects cells to one that kills them, providing valuable new insights to cancer research.

New Directors, New Science Share Spotlight at Annual Meeting and Workshops

Wed, 2014/10/15 - 12:17pm
Nobel Prize-winning scientists and other prominent researchers, including new directors for SLAC's X-ray laser and synchrotron, gave talks during an Oct. 7-10 event.

SLAC's Bart Johnson Receives 2014 Farrel W. Lytle Award

Mon, 2014/10/13 - 10:17am
Johnson and his team assist scientists with synchrotron experiments and work to keep X-ray beamlines running at SLAC.

Study Reveals 'Bellhops' in Cell Walls Can Double as Hormones

Mon, 2014/10/06 - 10:12am
Researchers have discovered that some common messenger molecules in human cells double as hormones when joined to a protein that interacts with DNA.

Stanford Researchers Create 'Evolved' Protein That May Stop Cancer From Spreading

Mon, 2014/09/22 - 1:49pm
SSRL protein crystallography expert joined research effort that could lead to a safe and effective alternative to chemotherapy.

Research Pinpoints Role of 'Helper' Atoms in Oxygen Release

Mon, 2014/09/22 - 10:38am
Experiments at SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory solve a long-standing mystery in the role calcium atoms serve in a chemical reaction that releases oxygen into the air we breathe.

Researcher Wins X-ray Science Award for SSRL Work Aiding Chemistry Studies

Tue, 2014/09/02 - 11:55am
A postdoctoral researcher, whose work at SLAC's synchrotron was key in adapting an X-ray technique to probe chemical bonds in new ways, will receive an annual scientific award.

Ying Diao Honored with 2014 Spicer Award for Her Work at SSRL

Mon, 2014/08/18 - 8:00am
Ying Diao, a postdoctoral researcher who brought key innovations to a printing technique for flexible electronics and solar panels, will receive an award for her X-ray studies at SLAC.

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