Paul Jablonski NETL's topnotch metallurgist leads way to lifesaving alloys

What do a novel metallic coronary stent, an easily applied protective coating, and titanium production have in common?

The common denominator is Dr. Paul Jablonski, a metallurgist in the Process Development Division of DOE’s National Energy Technology Laboratory’s (NETL) site in Albany, Ore. Jablonski spearheaded development of three winners of R&D 100 awards, although he modestly points out that others also had important input.

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Structure of an antibody, courtesy Los Alamos National Laboratory.Antibody library project could unlock mysteries of human gene function

A National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant to DOE's Los Alamos National Laboratory Bioscience Division could help unravel the gnarly secrets of how many human genes function.

Originally discovered in the Human Genome Project, the approximately 20,000 genes of the human body have been slow to reveal their exact roles. And one of the best tools for exposing a gene’s function is to take the protein it produces and generate specific antibodies, usually by vaccinating mice or rabbits. Antibodies are specialized proteins the immune system deploys to block the actions of potentially harmful bacteria and viruses.

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DOE Pulse
  • Number 350  |
  • November 14, 2011