In the News
May 1, 2015
"In Late Post-Surgical Colon ‘Leaks,’ Finger Points to Microbes"
Post-surgical leaks that develop after a segment of the colon has been removed are often are caused by bacteria in the bowel that elude antibiotics. A recent study pointed to Enterrococcus faecalis as the culprit, whose concentrations increase dramatically during the first weeks of recovery. Jack A Gilbert, PhD, group leader in microbial ecology at Argonne National Laboratory, led the microbial genomic analysis and interpretation of ecological function. “This study is a fine example of how exploring the microbiome can lead to the development of major therapeutic advances that will have real translational impact on patients," he said. | read more>
April 30, 2015
"Balancing microbes in hospitals could reduce infection rates"
NPR station WBEZ interviews Jack Gilbert on the Hospital Microbiome Project, which explores how bacteria colonize hospitals. | read more>
April 27, 2015
The Wall Street Journal
"Designing a Hospital to Better Fight Infection"
A research project led by Jack Gilbert is mapping where hospital germs linger and what causes them to take root. | read more>
April 16, 2015
"Application Readiness at the DOE, Part I: Oak Ridge Advances Toward Summit"
At the 56th HPC User Forum, hosted in Norfolk, Va., this week, three panelists from major government labs discussed how they are getting science applications ready for the coming crop of DOE supercomputers. Featuring perspectives on application readiness, Argonne Leadership Computing Facility's Tim Williams spoke about the Laboratory's Early Science Program. | read more>
April 10, 2015
"Smart Sewers Will Reveal What’s in Cambridge Citizens' Guts"
A team from Argonne led by microbial biologist Jack Gilbert has begun a seven-year project to test for metabolites and microbial life from the sewer overflow pipes and rivers of Chicago. | read more>
March 31, 2015
"Hiding in Plain Sight"
Researchers using metagenomics and single-cell sequencing identify a potential new bacterial phylum. Argonne microbial ecologist Jack Gilbert, who was not involved in the study, offers comments. | read more>
March 12, 2015
"Argonne’s Paul Messina on Training for Extreme-Scale"
ALCF's Director of Science discusses the objectives, curriculum and importance of the ATPESC, now in its third year. | read more>
March 12, 2015
"Forget Global Warming And Climate Change, Call It 'Climate Disruption'"
Argonne climate scientist Doug Sisterson says it’s time to replace the term 'climate change.' "Positive mental attitude is a really wonderful way to deal with change," Sisterson told about 200 people at the University of Chicago’s International House Tuesday night as part of Argonne's OutLoud series. | read more>
March 6, 2015
"Mira Supercomputer Propels High-Intensity Beam Science"
Fermilab physicists are using ALCF supercomputing resources to reduce the risks and costs associated with producing high intensity particle beams. | read more>
January 26, 2015
University of Minnesota
"Researchers identify materials to improve biofuel and petroleum processing"
A University of Minnesota research team has identified potential materials that could improve the production of ethanol and petroleum products. The discovery could lead to major efficiencies and cost savings in these industries. | read more>