Each year, scientists with the Office of Science, at our national laboratories, and supported by the Office of Science at the nation’s colleges and universities, publish thousands of research findings in the scientific literature. About 200 of these are selected annually by their respective program areas in the Office of Science as publication highlights of special note.

For the archive of past publication highlights, click here.

July 20, 2021

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Harnessing the Power of Uranium to Treat Disease

New system makes it easier to produce isotopes for radiopharmaceutical therapy.

July 19, 2021

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Scientists Further Their Investigation into the Origin of Elements in the Universe

A key reaction in the slow neutron-capture process that forms elements occurs less frequently than previously thought.

July 8, 2021

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Glancing into a Nuclear Mirror: the Fate of Aluminum-26 in Stars

Scientists explore the origin of Aluminum-26 in stars with a nuclear reaction that exploits the fact that neutrons and protons are stunningly similar.

June 25, 2021

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Microbes Use Ancient Metabolism to Cycle Phosphorus

Microbial cycling of phosphorus through reduction-oxidation reactions is older and more widespread than expected.