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.

March 25, 2021

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New Data Libraries Open a New Chapter in Designing Compounds that Mimic Antibodies

Synthetic materials can be engineered to recognize potential pathogens.

March 25, 2021

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Novel Catalyst Means Ammonia Synthesis with Less Heat and Pressure

Researchers unveil a new catalytic mechanism in a novel material used for ammonia synthesis, a key component in fertilizer.

March 23, 2021

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Fighting Cancer with DNA Origami

A new approach to functional and physiologically stable DNA origami for biomedical applications.

March 10, 2021

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Novel Synthetic Membranes Speed Proton Transport

Designer polymers effectively mimic natural proteins in proton transport across membranes for health and energy technologies.