Physics of particle dispersion may lend insight into reducing the airborne spread of COVID-19 virus

Feb. 19, 2021- 
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) scientists are leveraging their extensive experience studying the movement of airborne hazards to better understand the movement of virus-like particles through the air and to identify effective countermeasures. DNATrax released in a conference room.While the burden of airborne diseases is known to be large, its true scope is underappreciated. LLNL researchers recently...

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 by a team of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) scientists. Led by Monica Borucki of...

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 if you don't have money," Ambriz says. After obtaining a high GPA and standardized test scores...

Lab bioscientist looks into origin of viruses

Sept. 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 virus. Knowing the origin of a virus is important in a public health emergency. If the virus appears...

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 Health, won one of three outstanding poster awards at a Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA)...