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Study finds “Mole Patrol” reduced Laboratory incidence of melanoma

May 9, 2008- 
A study of a past melanoma screening program at the Laboratory found that the program reduced employee deaths from that serious form of skin cancer. Putting aside deaths of employees already diagnosed with melanoma when the program started, there were zero deaths during the study years 1984-96. The study is published in the May issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology ...

Researchers identify pressure effects on nanomaterials

May 9, 2008- 
Transistors, lasers and solar-energy conversion devices may be easier to manipulate because of recent research by Laboratory scientists. The researchers defined the role high pressure plays in precisely tuning the fundamental properties of nanomaterials and, in particular, nanoparticle assemblies that are important for device applications. The team, made up of Laboratory scientists...

Understanding the different causes and types of stroke

May 9, 2008- 
Each year 780,000 Americans are victims of stroke. However, 500,000 of those strokes could be prevented. In the United States, stroke is the third leading cause of death, killing 160,000 people each year and the leading cause of adult disability. These sobering statistics reveal a need for increased awareness about stroke – what it is, and how to identify and prevent stroke.What is stroke and...

Edward Teller Centennial Symposium Coming to Bankhead Theater

May 9, 2008- 
In honor of the 100th anniversary of Edward Teller's birth, a symposium is being sponsored by LLNL, the University of California, the Hertz Foundation, and the Hoover Institution at Stanford University. The symposium is scheduled for Wednesday, May 28, at the Bankhead Theater in downtown Livermore. Space is still available and the registration deadline has been extended to May 16. To...

Edward Teller Centennial Symposium Coming to Bankhead Theater

May 9, 2008- 
In honor of the 100th anniversary of Edward Teller's birth, a symposium is being sponsored by LLNL, the University of California, the Hertz Foundation, and the Hoover Institution at Stanford University. The symposium is scheduled for Wednesday, May 28, at the Bankhead Theater in downtown Livermore. Space is still available and the registration deadline has been extended to May 16. To...

Edward Teller Centennial Symposium Coming to Bankhead Theater

May 9, 2008- 
In honor of the 100th anniversary of Edward Teller's birth, a symposium is being sponsored by LLNL, the University of California, the Hertz Foundation, and the Hoover Institution at Stanford University. The symposium is scheduled for Wednesday, May 28, at the Bankhead Theater in downtown Livermore. Space is still available and the registration deadline has been extended to May 16. To...

News Briefs: May 9, 2008

May 9, 2008- 
  UC Merced’s Chancellor Kang opens Asian Pacific American Heritage Month with tribute to Asian scientists and inventors Sung-Mo "Steve" Kang, the second chancellor of the University of California at Merced visited the Lab Monday to kick off Asian Pacific American Heritage Month. During his presentation, "Unfolding the Legacy of Asian Pacific Americans," he highlighted the many...

Competition winners share energy saving tips

May 9, 2008- 
Printer-friendly Winners were announced last week in the "Every Watt Counts" energy competition for the second quarter. The Director’s Office was named the winning PAD with a 1.08 percent savings. Members of the winning team include PAD energy champion Brad Thomson and team leaders Kate Snyder (core Director’s Office); Ray Ancira (Security Organization); Doug Pirone (ESH&Q); Al...

Edward Teller: Scientist and teacher

May 9, 2008- 
Editor's note: This feature is brought to you by the Laboratory's Archives and Research Center. Laboratory co-founder Edward Teller was one of the great physicists of the 20th century. He worked hard to instill in students of all ages the love that he had for science. This year marks the centennial of Teller’s birth. To commemorate his science and its impact on physics today, the Telle...

New technique determines that the number of fat cells remains constant in all body types

May 5, 2008- 
LIVERMORE, Calif. – 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 in the actual number of fat cells...

New technique determines that the number of fat cells remains constant in all body types

May 5, 2008- 
LIVERMORE, Calif. – 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 in the actual number of fat cells...

AGU determines graduate student Ken Ferrier's research rocks

May 2, 2008- 
Graduate student Ken Ferrier participated in a study that suggests soil water content plays a bigger role in setting chemical weathering rates than temperature does. Taking measurements in the canyon of the South Fork of the Salmon River in central Idaho, Ferrier and LLNL colleague Bob Finkel and UC Berkeley collaborator Jim Kirchner determined that chemical weathering rates are fastest...

U.S. - Islamic World Forum

May 2, 2008- 
Key leaders from the United States and the Muslim world in the areas of politics, business, media, academia and civil society met in February at the fifth annual U.S.-Islamic World Forum in Qatar. The 2008 forum, sponsored by The Brookings Institution and the Qatar Ministry of Foreign Affairs, featured three workshops—on science and technology, arts and culture and "bridging the divide....

U.S. - Islamic World Forum

May 2, 2008- 
Key leaders from the United States and the Muslim world in the areas of politics, business, media, academia and civil society met in February at the fifth annual U.S.-Islamic World Forum in Qatar. The 2008 forum, sponsored by The Brookings Institution and the Qatar Ministry of Foreign Affairs, featured three workshops—on science and technology, arts and culture and "bridging the divide....

NASA shoots for the moon and beyond

May 2, 2008- 
Make no mistake: The goal of the nation’s space program is to settle the solar system. That was the message from NASA Ames Research Center Director Pete Worden in his presentation to Lab employees Monday entitled "Moon, Mars and Beyond: The U.S. Space Exploration Program." Worden added that NASA can’t do it alone. It will take a partnership with the private sector and the...

NASA shoots for the moon and beyond

May 2, 2008- 
Make no mistake: The goal of the nation’s space program is to settle the solar system. That was the message from NASA Ames Research Center Director Pete Worden in his presentation to Lab employees Monday entitled "Moon, Mars and Beyond: The U.S. Space Exploration Program." Worden added that NASA can’t do it alone. It will take a partnership with the private sector and the...

NASA shoots for the moon and beyond

May 2, 2008- 
Make no mistake: The goal of the nation’s space program is to settle the solar system. That was the message from NASA Ames Research Center Director Pete Worden in his presentation to Lab employees Monday entitled "Moon, Mars and Beyond: The U.S. Space Exploration Program." Worden added that NASA can’t do it alone. It will take a partnership with the private sector and the...

NASA shoots for the moon and beyond

May 2, 2008- 
Make no mistake: The goal of the nation’s space program is to settle the solar system. That was the message from NASA Ames Research Center Director Pete Worden in his presentation to Lab employees Monday entitled "Moon, Mars and Beyond: The U.S. Space Exploration Program." Worden added that NASA can’t do it alone. It will take a partnership with the private sector and the...

NASA shoots for the moon and beyond

May 2, 2008- 
Make no mistake: The goal of the nation’s space program is to settle the solar system. That was the message from NASA Ames Research Center Director Pete Worden in his presentation to Lab employees Monday entitled "Moon, Mars and Beyond: The U.S. Space Exploration Program." Worden added that NASA can’t do it alone. It will take a partnership with the private sector and the...

NASA shoots for the moon and beyond

May 2, 2008- 
Make no mistake: The goal of the nation’s space program is to settle the solar system. That was the message from NASA Ames Research Center Director Pete Worden in his presentation to Lab employees Monday entitled "Moon, Mars and Beyond: The U.S. Space Exploration Program." Worden added that NASA can’t do it alone. It will take a partnership with the private sector and the...