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November 7, 2014
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Mysteries of Space Dust Revealed

Berkeley Lab researchers help give a first look at suspected extra-solar particles. The first analysis of space dust collected by a special collector onboard NASA’s Stardust mission and sent back to Earth for study in 2006 suggests the tiny specks, … Continue reading

March 27, 2013
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Supercomputer Helps Planck Mission Expose Ancient Light

Like archeologists carefully digging for fossils, scientists with the Planck mission are sifting through cosmic clutter to find the most ancient light in the universe. The Planck space telescope has created the most precise sky map ever made of the … Continue reading

June 1, 2012
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Nanoparticles Seen as Artificial Atoms

Berkeley Lab Researchers Observations of Nanorod Crystal Growth Points Way to Next Generation Energy Devices In the growth of crystals, do nanoparticles act as “artificial atoms” forming molecular-type building blocks that can assemble into complex structures? This is the contention … Continue reading

February 23, 2012
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How Good Cholesterol Turns Bad

*Berkeley Lab Researchers Find New Evidence on How Cholesterol Gets Moved from HDLs to LDLs* Researchers with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) have found new evidence to explain how cholesteryl ester transfer protein … Continue reading

August 17, 2010
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Berkeley Study Shows Ozone and Nicotine a Bad Combination for Asthma

Another reason for including asthma on the list of potential health risks posed by secondhand tobacco smoke, especially for non-smokers, has been uncovered. Furthermore, the practice of using ozone to remove the smell of tobacco smoke from indoor environments, including … Continue reading

August 2, 2010
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A Cellular Housekeeper, and Potential Target of Obesity Drugs, Caught in Action

Scientists from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory have obtained the closest look yet of how a gargantuan molecular machine breaks down unwanted proteins in cells, a critical housekeeping chore that helps prevent diseases such as cancer.

June 17, 2010
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How a Summer Internship—or a Weekend Lecture—Can Change a Life

Emily Chen still vividly remembers the lecture on gecko feet. She was an eighth grader attending Berkeley Lab’s Nano*High program to hear materials scientist Arun Majumdar explain how what he was learning about gecko feet might translate into a new … Continue reading