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News from Chemistry
The Microbe Strikes Back: The Return of Tuberculosis
Talk given by Harshini Mukundan from Physical Chemistry and Applied Spectroscopy. Human evolution and persistent diseases have existed side-by-side. A recent concern is the re-emergence of tuberculosis, one of the oldest and most challenging diseases known to man. Watch Video
At the turn of the twentieth century, tuberculosis (TB) was the leading cause of death in the United States, and New Mexico played a key role in helping patients as the nation "sanatorium state."
Francois (Meiring) Nortier of C-IIAC was Awarded a Fellows Prize for Leadership
The prizes are awarded by the Laboratory Fellows to promote excellent technical achievements.
“Homogeneous Catalysis Methodologies for the Upgrading of Biomass Derived Molecules” (Symposium #301)
John C. Gordon, Los Alamos National Laboratory (Corresponding Organizer)
Pacifichem 2015 - Call for Abstracts January 1 - April 3.