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Health Services to present latest findings of Lab’s Cancer Surveillance Project

Nov. 9, 2001 -  
Health Services will present the latest findings of the Lab’s Cancer Surveillance Project at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14, in the Bldg. 543 auditorium. Speakers will include Health Center Director Dr. Jim Seward, Dr. Donald Whorton and Dr. Mort Mendelsohn. All employees are invited. The Cancer...

Action teams devising survey recommendations

Nov. 9, 2001 -  
After extensive analysis of survey data, action teams have pinpointed issues and are now devising recommendations for change in response to the Employee Survey, “Assessing the Workplace.” These changes include more flexibility in the work schedule, the addition of timesaving services, career...

Space science ready for takeoff at special Visitors Center event

Nov. 9, 2001 -  
Space travel and astronaut training will be the theme on Saturday, Nov. 10, when “Space & Science Saturday” touches down at the Visitors Center and adjoining area near the Eastgate entrance. The event blasts off at 10 a.m. and will continue until 2 p.m. “We hope this will be the first in a...

Sequencing of pufferfish will help JGI efforts to solve mysteries of human genome

Nov. 2, 2001 -  
The recent sequencing of the Japanese pufferfish Fugu rubripes provides a plethora of information that will help researchers master the ins and outs embedded in the human genome. An international research consortium — which was led by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Joint Genome Institute and the...

Lab researchers develop rapid-detection method for identifying salmonella

Nov. 2, 2001 -  
Salmonella may soon be identified within hours, rather than as long as a couple weeks, thanks to a rapid-detection technique developed by Laboratory researchers. A paper by biomedical scientists Peter Agron and Gary Andersen about their development of a DNA-based detection system will appear in...

Media keeps its spotlight on Lab

Nov. 2, 2001 -  
Since the terror attacks on Sept. 11, newspapers, magazines, TV and radio have been filled with stories about the events and their aftermath, including the anthrax mailings. Many of those stories have focused on what the government is doing to combat terrorism. And many of the reporters writing...

Lab Scientists Develop DNA Signatures for Salmonella Strain that are Expected to Drastically Speed Detection

Oct. 30, 2001 -  
LIVERMORE, Calif. – Salmonella may soon be identified within hours, rather than as long as a couple weeks, thanks to a rapid-detection technique developed by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory researchers. A paper by biomedical scientists Peter Agron and Gary Andersen about their development of...

Warning: Microsoft’s "error reporting" can send your data across the internet

Oct. 26, 2001 -  
As you know, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory works hard to protect the data processed by employees on LLNL’s computers and networks. In this spirit, we need to alert employees to a new security issue found in the latest Microsoft products. Microsoft’s Office XP, Windows XP, and Internet...

The mission and priorities of the Department

Oct. 26, 2001 -  
Most of you have heard me describe a very general vision of the Department of Energy as one in which the Department enjoys a reputation for excellence, such that every other cabinet member would wish they were the secretary of Energy and employees of other departments wished they worked here. This...

Employees eager to return to HOME following terrorist attacks, aftermath

Oct. 26, 2001 -  
In the aftermath of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, some Lab employees are keeping a little closer to HOME — in this case, the campaign to Help Others More Effectively The HOME Campaign, the Laboratory’s annual fund-raising effort to help community-based charities, along with umbrella agencies such...

SAFE Program manager will discuss his insights on how to catch terrorists

Oct. 26, 2001 -  
While countering terrorism has been foremost on everyone’s mind since Sept. 11, some people have made a career of it. Terry Turchie is one of those people. On Tuesday, Oct. 30, the former deputy assistant director of the FBI’s Counterterrorism Division and current manager of the Laboratory’s the...

NIF conventional facility complete

Oct. 26, 2001 -  
Almost five years ago, the Laboratory and the Department of Energy set a major milestone for the National Ignition Facility: complete the $196 million conventional facility by the end of September 2001. On Friday, Sept. 28, that milestone was met. “We have now taken beneficial occupancy of the...

Smart Probe to begin testing at UC Davis

Oct. 26, 2001 -  
BioLuminate, the Silicon Valley start-up that has been working with the Lab since earlier this year to develop a breast cancer detection tool, will begin testing the new diagnostic tool on human volunteer patients at the UC Davis Medical Center next week. Dubbed the “Smart Probe,” the tool provides...

Wadsworth offers personal perspective on Lab’s paradoxes

Oct. 19, 2001 -  
As a teenager in what is today the People’s Democratic Republic of Yemen where his father, an officer in the British Army, was stationed in 1964, Jeff Wadsworth got his first exposure to terrorism. He was on the sideline when a bomb exploded in a soccer stadium where the game had been scheduled to...

Lab’s Facilities Management building for future

Oct. 19, 2001 -  
The Institutional Facilities Management Office was formed to provide non-parochial and strategic management of the Lab’s investments in its facilities and infrastructure in support of all of the Laboratory’s missions. Over the last four years, the Institutional Facilities Management Office has made...

NIF transport amplifies success

Oct. 19, 2001 -  
On the evening of Sept. 26, as part of an integrated test of the transport system, the first amplifier slab line-replaceable-unit (LRU) was installed into the National Ignition Facility. “There was a proud moment when the LRU was inserted,” said Gina Bonanno, associate project manager for NIF...

Phylos Announces Strategic Collaboration With Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory For High Throughput Protein Production

Oct. 11, 2001 -  
LEXINGTON, MA— Phylos, Inc. has partnered today with Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory to develop high throughput methods for protein production to create research reagents and microarrays that may be used to design new drugs or disease diagnostic tools. Under the terms of this collaboration,...

Gordon praises NNSA security efforts

Oct. 5, 2001 -  
Following the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, NNSA Administrator John Gordon told employees they should keep three goals in mind: “protect ourselves, accomplish our mission, and help others.” Gordon addressed employees at all NNSA field offices, labs, and plants during a special all-hands address...

Partnership targets proteins to design new drugs

Oct. 5, 2001 -  
Phylos, Inc. is partnering with the Laboratory to develop high throughput methods for protein production to create research reagents and microarrays that may be used to design new drugs or disease diagnostic tools. Under the terms of this collaboration, a team of LLNL scientists led by senior...

Jens Mahler named acting Engineering AD

Oct. 5, 2001 -  
Director Bruce Tarter has named Jens Mahler as acting associate director for Engineering, to hold the position being vacated by Associate Director Spiros Dimolitsas. “Jens will do an excellent job as acting AD,” Dimolitsas said. “He is a seasoned manager who is widely respected by the programs and...