Microbes are more in flux in patients with inflammatory bowel disease than their healthy counterparts, sometimes changing dramatically. The finding helps physicians and scientists understand Crohn’s disease and related conditions more fully.
An imaging technology that enables researchers — for the first time — to take four-dimensional views of the subsurface was selected as a 2016 R&D 100 Award winner. Known as E4D-RT: Real-time Four-Dimensional Subsurface Imaging, the technology combines geology, physics, mathematics and chemistry with supercomputer modeling to create four-dimensional images of what’s happening below the surface. The tool can be used for studying, among other things, waste and its movement underground. Listen as researcher Tim Johnson explains.
New research identifies critical proteins present in the tumors of women with ovarian cancer. Karin Rodland discusses the work led by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and Johns Hopkins researchers, working with collaborators across the nation.
From smartphones to electric cars to home energy storage devices, rechargeable batteries power our modern lives. But have you ever stopped to wonder what’s inside these devices that allow us to send emojis, drive around town and so much more?
Middle School students from the Yakama Nation Tribal School on the Yakama Resrevation near Toppenish spent Thursday at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory as part of the My Brother's Keeper initiative. During the visit the student's met with PNNL staff to discuss programs and careers in science, engineering, technology and mathematics. The My Brother's Keeper program was launched by the White House in 2014 to inspire disadvantaged youths to pursue education and careers in STEM fields, at least 10 national laboratories hosted the program this year.
Keith Freier, director for global security programs at PNNL, talks about how they are using Richland's George Prout Memorial Pool to test their security systems that are used to protect radioactive materials across the country.
Drafted by the San Diego Padres in the MLB Draft a couple of weeks ago, Tri-City Dust Devils catchers Jalen Washington and Chandler Seagle have been thrust into the middle of two thrilling contests in their first games as pros. On Thursday, the Dust Devils overcame a late 4-0 deficit to beat the Spokane Indians 5-4 on a walk-off, then did the same thing to the Everett AquaSox a night later.
Now former Tri-City Dust Devils third baseman Boomer White was promoted to the San Diego Padres Class-A Advanced affiliate, the Lake Elsinore Storm, Thursday as part of the first round of roster moves for the Tri-City team. In his second season as a Dust Devil, White was batting .320 and was tied for the Northwest League lead with eight walks.