Bone is one of nature's surprising â€œbuilding materials. Pound-for-pound it's stronger than steel, tough yet resilient. Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's Ames Laboratory have identified the composition that gives bone its outstanding properties and the important role citrate plays, work that may help science better understand and treat or prevent bone diseases such as osteoporosis.
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The U.S. Department of Energyâ€™s Ames Laboratory has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Korean Institute of Industrial Technology, or KITECH. The agreement promotes international collaboration in rare-earth research.
Photos from the annual State of the Lab luncheon.
|Ames Laboratory will host its 6th annual Blood Drive Challenge Thursday, June 16 from 10am-3pm. Offices will be competing for an office party hosted by the Occupational Medicine staff.|
|A group of students from Boone High School toured the Midwest Forensics Resource Center in late April, viewing demonstrations of high-speed photography and shadowgraphy, which images air currents and density differences in gases.|
|The quality assurance manager of the Australian Animal Health Laboratory made a special stop in Ames during a trip to the U.S., visiting the Ames Laboratory to check out the Lab's safety program, due in large part to the Lab being named a 2010 Industry Leader Award winner for safety. Bernadette O'Keefe, who attended the World Quality Assurance Program in Pittsburgh, was in Ames May 25 and also planned to tour the National Animal Disease Center.|
Itâ€™s not unusual, particularly for a researcher new to Ames Lab, to encounter a situation where they need a specialized piece of equipment or to perform a technique thatâ€™s unfamiliar, or that might require a material or compound thatâ€™s not readily available. Where do you turn? Who do you call?
Well, Ames Laboratoryâ€™s Materials Preparation Center Director Larry Jones hopes you check with him or other members of his staff.
|Despite ongoing Congressional battles over the federal budget, the overall outlook for the Ames Laboratory is positive, according to Ames Lab Director Alex King, who talked about the reach of the Labâ€™s research, funding, reorganization of research efforts, infrastructure and people during his annual State of the Lab address on May 24.|