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News Briefs: May 23, 2008

May 23, 2008- 
Printer-friendly version Memorial Day observance set for Tuesday A Memorial Day observance will take place at noon, Tuesday, May 27, at the Veterans Memorial Rose Garden near Lake Haussmann and Bldg. 551. A rosebush will be dedicated by Dave Leary, acting director of the Security Organization and member of the Lawrence Livermore Laboratory Armed Forces Veterans Association...

News Briefs: May 23, 2008

May 23, 2008- 
Printer-friendly version Memorial Day observance set for Tuesday A Memorial Day observance will take place at noon, Tuesday, May 27, at the Veterans Memorial Rose Garden near Lake Haussmann and Bldg. 551. A rosebush will be dedicated by Dave Leary, acting director of the Security Organization and member of the Lawrence Livermore Laboratory Armed Forces Veterans Association...

Centenary celebration looks at the scientific legacy of renowned physicist Edward Teller

May 20, 2008- 
WHAT: In honor of the 100th anniversary of the birth of Edward Teller, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory is hosting a special full-day symposium on the scientific legacy of one of the greatest physicists of the 20th century. While he is best known for his work in national security as well as co-founding the Laboratory, Teller’s legacy includes some of the most fundamental insights...

Lab and UC Davis know-how find new ways to fight cancer

May 16, 2008- 
Eight years ago, when the UC Davis Cancer Center and the Laboratory agreed to collaborate on an integrated cancer program, hopes were high. The Laboratory had spent nearly 50 years developing military technology to ensure the country’s security, while the Cancer Center was becoming an integral part of the war on cancer. The partnership was the first of its kind. Little did organizers...

Lab and UC Davis know-how find new ways to fight cancer

May 16, 2008- 
Eight years ago, when the UC Davis Cancer Center and the Laboratory agreed to collaborate on an integrated cancer program, hopes were high. The Laboratory had spent nearly 50 years developing military technology to ensure the country’s security, while the Cancer Center was becoming an integral part of the war on cancer. The partnership was the first of its kind. Little did organizers...

Lab and UC Davis know-how find new ways to fight cancer

May 16, 2008- 
Eight years ago, when the UC Davis Cancer Center and the Laboratory agreed to collaborate on an integrated cancer program, hopes were high. The Laboratory had spent nearly 50 years developing military technology to ensure the country’s security, while the Cancer Center was becoming an integral part of the war on cancer. The partnership was the first of its kind. Little did organizers...

Lab and UC Davis know-how find new ways to fight cancer

May 16, 2008- 
Eight years ago, when the UC Davis Cancer Center and the Laboratory agreed to collaborate on an integrated cancer program, hopes were high. The Laboratory had spent nearly 50 years developing military technology to ensure the country’s security, while the Cancer Center was becoming an integral part of the war on cancer. The partnership was the first of its kind. Little did organizers...

Lab and UC Davis know-how find new ways to fight cancer

May 16, 2008- 
Eight years ago, when the UC Davis Cancer Center and the Laboratory agreed to collaborate on an integrated cancer program, hopes were high. The Laboratory had spent nearly 50 years developing military technology to ensure the country’s security, while the Cancer Center was becoming an integral part of the war on cancer. The partnership was the first of its kind. Little did organizers...

Lab and UC Davis know-how find new ways to fight cancer

May 16, 2008- 
Eight years ago, when the UC Davis Cancer Center and the Laboratory agreed to collaborate on an integrated cancer program, hopes were high. The Laboratory had spent nearly 50 years developing military technology to ensure the country’s security, while the Cancer Center was becoming an integral part of the war on cancer. The partnership was the first of its kind. Little did organizers...

Lean and mean biomass-degrading fungus may enable improved biofuel production

May 16, 2008- 
The bane of military quartermasters may soon be a boon to biofuels producers. The genome analysis of a champion biomass-degrading fungus has revealed a surprisingly minimal repertoire of genes that it employs to break down plant cell walls, highlighting opportunities for further improvements in enzymes customized for biofuels production. The results were published online May 4 in Natur...

Lab security audit garners media attention

May 16, 2008- 
Over the past few days, media stories appeared about the recent DOE Office of Health, Safety and Security (HSS) audit that occurred on site in March and April. The stories have suggested there are major problems with the Lab’s overall security posture. "In reality, the audit identified four inspection areas that were rated as having effective performance and four that required...

The top 10 ways to prevent stroke

May 16, 2008- 
(Editor’s note: This is the third and last article in a series about stroke published to mark National Stroke Awareness Month.) Stroke affects blood flow to the brain, cutting off vital oxygen. In the United States, stroke is the third leading cause of death, and the leading cause of adult disability. Stroke can happen to anyone at any time, regardless of race, sex or age. The good...

Grand Challenge supercomputing allocations announced

May 16, 2008- 
"Grand Challenge" research proposals ranging from climate change, astrophysics, inertial confinement fusion, to seismic and nuclear explosion monitoring were among the 18 projects to be allocated time on Laboratory supercomputing resources under the third annual Institutional Unclassified Computing Grand Challenge Awards. "These proposals address compelling Grand-Challenge-scale,...

Teacher brings world of science to the classroom

May 16, 2008- 
When you peek inside Dean Reese’s science classroom at Tracy High School, you may find it difficult to spot the teacher among the students. Casually dressed and interacting eagerly with the students, Reese blends in with his scholars. Reese graduated from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and heard about the Tracy position through a job fair in Braintree, Mass. He has been...

News Briefs: May 16, 2008

May 16, 2008- 
Printer-friendly version NNSA nuclear safety official visits the Lab Gerald Talbot, assistant deputy administrator for Nuclear Safety and Operations at the National Nuclear Security Administration, met with Laboratory, Livermore Site Office and Sandia employees earlier this week for briefings and tours. At the Livermore Site Office, Talbot listened to overviews on maintenance...

News Briefs: May 16, 2008

May 16, 2008- 
Printer-friendly version NNSA nuclear safety official visits the Lab Gerald Talbot, assistant deputy administrator for Nuclear Safety and Operations at the National Nuclear Security Administration, met with Laboratory, Livermore Site Office and Sandia employees earlier this week for briefings and tours. At the Livermore Site Office, Talbot listened to overviews on maintenance...

News Briefs: May 16, 2008

May 16, 2008- 
Printer-friendly version NNSA nuclear safety official visits the Lab Gerald Talbot, assistant deputy administrator for Nuclear Safety and Operations at the National Nuclear Security Administration, met with Laboratory, Livermore Site Office and Sandia employees earlier this week for briefings and tours. At the Livermore Site Office, Talbot listened to overviews on maintenance...

We've come a long way

May 16, 2008- 
Editor's note: This feature is brought to you by the Laboratory's Archives and Research Center. Today, there are fewer places in California and other states where smoking is allowed. Locales where smoking is acceptable are literally going ‘up in smoke’ — disappearing at a rapid rate. Current LLNL ES&H Policy prohibits smoking within 20 feet of doors, windows and air conditioning...

Carbon dating provides insight into nature of fat cells

May 9, 2008- 
The radioactive carbon-14 produced by above-ground nuclear testing in the 1950s and ’60s has helped researchers determine that the number of fat cells in a human’s body, whether lean or obese, is established during the teenage years. Changes in fat mass in adulthood can be attributed mainly to changes in fat cell volume, not an increase or decrease in the actual number of fat cells. The...

Carbon dating provides insight into nature of fat cells

May 9, 2008- 
The radioactive carbon-14 produced by above-ground nuclear testing in the 1950s and ’60s has helped researchers determine that the number of fat cells in a human’s body, whether lean or obese, is established during the teenage years. Changes in fat mass in adulthood can be attributed mainly to changes in fat cell volume, not an increase or decrease in the actual number of fat cells. The...