A building’s exterior endures wear and tear from natural elements over time. Wind, rain, snow and even harsh sunlight can do costly damage. But what if a building could heal itself from cuts, tears and punctures, saving time and cost?
For the past six years, some 140 scientists from five institutions have traveled to the Arctic Circle and beyond to gather field data as part of the DOE-sponsored Next-Generation Ecosystem Experiments Arctic or NGEE Arctic project.
While studying the genes in poplar trees that control callus formation, scientists at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory have uncovered genetic networks at the root of tumor formation in several human cancers.