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Program Highlights for year 2006

Physics Today for a Brighter Tomorrow

In March, a group of physicists from the Chicago MRSEC visited Washington DC to talk about science to Congressional Representatives, their staff, and others. The message: basic research is vital to America's economy and our childrens' futures.

Multi-Assays of Cellular Kinase Activities

Working collaboratively, research groups at the Chicago MRSEC have developed new label-free analytical systems that utilize ultra-small sample sizes of cellular lysate, yet allow these single samples to be assayed for multiple kinase activities.

MRL Faculty Milestones and Recognitions

Several MRL Faculty members were honored this summer and early fall for achievements in and significant contributions to their respective fields.

De Novo Designed Proteins

Bohdana Discher Highly simplified de novo designed proteins, maquettes, offer new opportunities for the design of catalytic or photochemically active, electroch

X-ray Vision for Materials

R.M. Suter /CMU MRSEC, Carnegie Mellon University, NSF DMR- 0520425

Molecular Charge Storage Materials - IRG2

Jia Sun, Brad Payne, Greg Szulczewski, and Silas Blackstock (February, 2006)

Label-Free Bioanalytical Detection Using Membrane-Coated Silica Nanoparticles

Michael M. Baksh, Esther M. Winter, Nathan G. Clack and Jay T. Groves: University of California, Berkeley and Lawrence Berkeley National Lab

Center for Materials for Information Technology Game Museum

Center for Materials for Information Technology at University of Alabama have recently gone live with 5 computer games targeted at middle school students. The games are designed to teach them about the periodic table and one is designed to teach about rock classifications.