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Kreig Part of ORNL Team Exploring Positive Effect of Switchgrass on Biodiversity

Researchers from Oak Ridge National Laboratory recently conducted a study that found that not only did switching to switchgrass prove profitable for Midwest farmers, it also helped stem land loss and saw an 8 percent increase in the biodiversity of bird species in the area.

Knoxville News Sentinel: UT Researcher’s Work Aims to Identify, Annihilate Diseases with Computers

Chemical engineering professor Cong Trinh comes into his lab at UT each day with a building excitement. Eventually, he hopes, the work he’s doing could help eliminate Ebola, influenza, Zika virus – practically any pathogen dangerous to humans either through natural causes or being used as a bio-weapon.