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June 17, 2013
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UCLA chemistry graduate student ready for her Nobel journey

Crystal Valdez selected to meet with 34 laureates at international conference From the time she was a young girl, Crystal Valdez was fascinated by science. “When I first learned we are composed of cells and that cells are composed of … Continue reading

January 31, 2013
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Synchrotron Infrared Unveils a Mysterious Microbial Community

Berkeley Lab scientists join an international collaboration to understand how archaea and bacteria work together deep in a cold sulfur spring In the fall of 2010, Hoi-Ying Holman of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) … Continue reading

October 13, 2012
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The Best of Both Catalytic Worlds

Berkeley Lab Researchers Develop New Technique for Heterogenizing Homogenous Nano Catalysts Catalysts are substances that speed up the rates of chemical reactions without themselves being chemically changed. Industrial catalysts come in two main types – heterogeneous, in which the catalyst … Continue reading

September 28, 2012
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Sea Floor Samples Help Explain Arid Southwest

Surface-dwelling algae adjust their biochemistry to surface temperatures. As they die and sink to the bottom, they build a sedimentary record of sea-surface temperature across millennia. Brown’s work on surface temperatures, coupled with work from Texas A&M on rainfall and … Continue reading

May 20, 2012
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Isoprene Research Could Lead to Eco-Friendly Car Tires

EAST LANSING, Mich. — The world’s rubber supplies are in peril, and automobile tire producers are scrambling to seek alternative solutions. Tom Sharkey, chairperson of the Michigan State University biochemistry and molecular biology department, believes isoprene, a gas given off … Continue reading

December 25, 2010
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You Are What Your Father Ate, New Study Says

We are what our father ate before we were born! An international team of researchers has found that a father’s diet while growing up can affect his offspring’s future health. Researchers, who specifically looked at the effects of paternal diet … Continue reading