Posts tagged with "Biosecurity"

LLNL wins four tech transfer regional awards

Nov. 1, 2013 -  
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) has again received recognition this year for its work to move breakthrough technologies into the commercial marketplace. Livermore researchers and tech transfer professionals garnered four awards in the Federal Laboratory Consortium's (FLC) Far West...

Bio celebrates 50th Anniversary

Oct. 30, 2013 -  
Over the last 50 years, scientists from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory's (LLNL) Biosciences and Biotechnology Division (BBTD) have changed the world by being instrumental researchers on the Human Genome Project, developing high-tech devices to sort cells and analyze DNA and providing the...

Association between virus, bladder cancers detected using Lawrence Livermore technology

Sep. 10, 2013 -  
A Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL)-developed biological detection technology has been employed as part of an international collaboration that has detected a virus in bladder cancers. The research, performed in conjunction with scientists from the University of Split in Croatia, LLNL...

Lawrence Livermore scientists make new discoveries in the transmission of viruses between animals and humans

Aug. 12, 2013 -  
Outbreaks such as the severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) and Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS) have afflicted people around the world, yet many people think these trends are on the decline. Quite the opposite is true. The efforts to combat this epidemic are being spearheaded...

DHS intern helps develop portable virus detection

Aug. 29, 2012 -  
When Cesar Ambriz's father discovered a tomato-farming job in northern California, he and his family left their relatives and crossed the Mexican border to establish a life ripe with promise. "In Mexico it's really tough for anyone to go to college, especially to get financial aid. It's a challenge...

Lab bioscientist looks into origin of viruses

Sep. 16, 2011 -  
Monica Borucki, a scientist in the Lab's Biosciences and Biotechnology Division has won a 1-year contract from the Defense Threat Reduction Agency. The $415,000 contract will fund a research project staffed by a team of six Lab scientists that will study how to better determine the origin of a...

Lab team wins poster award for virus research

Feb. 3, 2011 -  
A team of Lab researchers may be able to use rare mutations from the virus population of an animal host to distinguish between samples that previously appeared to be genetically identical. Their work, done in collaboration with a researcher from the Richmond-based California Department of Public...