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.

April 9, 2021

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Compound Communicates More than Expected in Microbes

A unique symbiotic signal is more common among microbes than previously believed and causes unexpected behaviors in pathogenic fungi.

April 8, 2021

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Studying Metabolic Regulation Through Cellular Properties

Predictive models indicate cells regulate enzyme activity to maintain liquid center.

April 7, 2021

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Calculating “Run and Tumble” Behavior of Bacteria in Groundwater

A new study seeks to improve reactive transport models by more accurately factoring in how bacteria move in groundwater.

April 6, 2021

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Hunting for Sterile Neutrinos with Quantum Sensors

new approach for measuring nuclear recoils in superconducting quantum sensors enables the first limits on sterile neutrinos from beryllium-7 decay.