NMC Scientists Publish on Successful Optimization of Photosynthesis

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NMC Scientists Publish on Successful Optimization of Photosynthesis

New Mexico Consortium (NMC) scientists Guangxi Wu, Lin Ma, Richard Sayre, and Choon-Hwan Lee recently published an article, Identification of the Optimal Light Harvesting Antenna Size for High-Light Stress Mitigation in Plants, in the journal Frontiers of Plant Science It is well known that the low efficiency of photosynthesis is one of the main constraints

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Karissa Sanbonmatsu: What Can Epigenetics Tell Us About Sex and Gender?

Karissa Sanbonmatsu, a principal investigator at Los Alamos National Laboratory and the New Mexico Consortium, is featured in Part 4 of the TED Radio Hour episode The Biology of Sex. TED Radio Hour is a co-production of NPR and TED that investigates the biggest questions of our time with the help of the world’s greatest thinkers. The

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Van Allen Probes Research Some of the Most Downloaded

Among other New Mexico Consortium (NMC) news and highlights, four papers from the Van Allen Probes project at the NMC were among the top 10% downloaded papers in the Journal of Geophysical Research (JGR) Space Physics, and one paper was in the top 10% of downloaded papers in Geophysical Research Letters. The NMC wants to

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Xiangrong Fu Publishes Research Looking at Heavy Ions in Solar Flares

Xiangrong Fu, a scientist at the New Mexico Consortium, recently published a paper titled, Heating of Heavy Ions in Low-beta Compressible Turbulence in The Astrophysical Journal. Enhancement of heavy minor ions (elements heavier than Helium make up a very small fraction of particles in the solar wind) in flare-associated solar energetic particle (SEP) events remains

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Negi and Sayre Publish Work on Photosynthesis Efficiency in Algae

Sangeeta Negi and Richard Sayre, New Mexico Consortium research scientists, publish their work titled Light regulation of light-harvesting antenna size substantially enhances photosynthetic efficiency and biomass yield in green algae in The Plant Journal. At the end of this century, the human population is estimated to increase from 7.4 billion to 11 billion. One of

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Rex Hjelm’s Work Published in Journal of Rheology

New Mexico Consortium scientist Rex Hjelm recently published his work, a collaboration with colleagues at the University of California Santa Barbara, titled Microstructural characterization of a star-linear polymer blend under shear flow by using rheo-SANS in the Journal of Rheology. This paper addresses the question of the response of a polymer as forces applied under

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Azzurra Volpi and Markus Hehlen publish new optical refrigeration research

Azzurra Volpi, a postdoctoral researcher with the University of New Mexico, and Markus Hehlen, a research scientist with Los Alamos National Laboratory and the New Mexico Consortium, recently published a paper in Optics Express titled: “Optical refrigeration: the role of parasitic absorption at cryogenic temperatures“. Co-authors on this paper include Junwei Meng, Aram Gragossian, Alexander

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Scientists Create 3-D Image of RNA Molecule

Scientists create the first 3-D image of an RNA molecule. Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) and New Mexico Consortium (NMC) scientists Doo Nam Kim, Scott P. Hennelly and Karissa Y. Sanbonmatsu and team recently published their  work in the article, Zinc-finger protein CNBP alters the 3-D structure of lncRNA Braveheart in solution, in Nature Communications.

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Dr. Gupta’s Research to Halt Vineyard Disease

Waco Today published an article, Grape Expectations: Finding Successes in Battle with Vineyard Disease, which features the work of New Mexico Consortium scientist Goutam Gupta and his research finding success in stemming a disease that affects vineyards. Pierce’s Disease is a deadly disease that affects grapevines, and is caused by the bacterium Xylella fastidiosa, which

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Rex Hjelm presents at BP/KRF Fellows’ Conference

Rex P. Hjelm, a Los Alamos National Laboratory and New Mexico Consortium scientist, presented the invited talk, Ionomer Physics and Fuel Cell Engineering December 4, 2019 at the BP/KRF Fellows’ Global Conference in Seoul, South Korea. The goal of the BP program is to enhance the R&D level of Korea by attracting outstanding overseas scientists

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