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.

January 26, 2022

Carbon Nanotubes Help Deliver Anticancer Drug Directly to its Targets

Short carbon nanotubes in liposome membranes help fuse the liposomes and cancer cells to directly deliver a cancer-killing drug.

January 25, 2022

Cultivating the Microbiome of Populus Tree Roots

Bacteria collection opens new directions for research on cottonwoods, poplars, and other trees useful for biofuel and other applications.

January 24, 2022

Making Matter from Collisions of Light

Scientists find strong evidence for the long-predicted Breit-Wheeler effect—generating matter and antimatter from collisions of real photons.

January 21, 2022

Bacterial Carbon Cycling in Soil Is Not a Shared Effort

A few common bacteria use most of the carbon in soil