Posts tagged with "Physical & Life Sciences"

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...

Combatting antibiotic resistant bacteria: it's all in the genes

Jan. 31, 2011 -  
Researchers at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) have discovered a new way to combat antibiotic resistant bacteria by using the bacteria's own genes. For more than 50 years, antibiotics have been used to treat a variety of deadly infections and saved countless lives. Its broad...

LLNL offers another superb season of Saturday Science lectures

Jan. 26, 2011 -  
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory's popular lecture series, "Science on Saturday," returns Feb. 5 and runs through March 5. This year's talks cover a wide range of current topics -- using proton therapy for cancer; harnessing the wind for energy needs; withstanding climate change; and the...

Lawrence Livermore's Kennedy Reed elected AAAS fellow

Jan. 11, 2011 -  
LIVERMORE, Calif. - Kennedy Reed, a physicist at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, has been awarded the distinction of American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) fellow. He is being recognized for important studies in atomic theory, and for many successful efforts to increase...

Four LLNL researchers selected 2010 APS fellows

Jan. 5, 2011 -  
L IVERMORE, Calif. -- Four Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory scientists have been selected as 2010 fellows of the American Physical Society (APS). Less than half of a percent of the APS members are fellows. It is a distinct honor because the evaluation process, conducted by the fellowship...

Livermore scientist develops actinide science issue of MRS Bulletin

Nov. 1, 2010 -  
Livermore researcher Kevin Moore, an invited guest editor for the Materials Research Society Bulletin , recently helped put together the November 2010 issue titled, "Emerging Areas of Actinide Science." In the issue, actinide materials, which are the backbone of nuclear energy, are examined in...

Carbon nanotube research garners Energy Commission funding

Oct. 22, 2010 -  
Researchers in carbon nanotubes, originally developed at the Laboratory, have been awarded more than $100,000 by the California Energy Commission to apply the technology to curbing industrial pollution. Hayward-based Porifera, Inc., headed by former Lab scientist Olgica Bakajin, was awarded $115,...

Lab helps to strengthen treaty implementation capabilities in Middle East

Oct. 18, 2010 -  
In a first for the region, a Lab seismologist recently took part in a workshop in Amman, Jordan to work more closely with seismology centers throughout the Middle East. The workshop was hosted by the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) and the Provisional Technical Secretariat (PTS) of...

Large Synoptic Survey Telescope deemed top priority ground-based astronomical facility

Aug. 17, 2010 -  
LIVERMORE, Calif. — The Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST), in which Lawrence Livermore plays a large role, has been ranked by a key scientific committee as the top priority for the next large ground-based astronomical facility. In a recent report, New Worlds, New Horizons in Astronomy and...