Posts tagged with "Laboratory Directed Research and Development"


‘Human-on-a-chip’ could replace animal testing

June 2, 2016 -  
Development of new prescription drugs and antidotes to toxins currently relies extensively on animal testing in the early stages of development, which is not only expensive and time consuming, it can give scientists inaccurate data about how humans will respond to such agents. But what if...
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Team IDs gene involved with fracture healing

June 1, 2016 -  
New identification of a gene involved in the fracture healing process could lead to the development of new therapeutic treatments for difficult-to-heal injuries. Fracture healing involves communication between bone, muscle, vasculature and the thin membrane covering the outer surface of bones (...
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New 3D printer unlocks 'mind-blowing' possibilities with electronics manufacturing

March 22, 2016 -  
Installation of a highly advanced 3D printer for electronics at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory has opened the door for creating miniature circuits on surfaces and substances that could never be used before. The Optomec Aerosol Jet 500 system, which became operational in January, is capable...
For article Researchers 3D print ultralight supercapacitors

Researchers 3D print ultralight supercapacitors

Feb. 9, 2016 -  
For the first time ever, scientists at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and UC Santa Cruz have successfully 3D-printed supercapacitors using an ultra-lightweight graphene aerogel, opening the door to novel, unconstrained designs of highly efficient energy storage systems for smartphones,...

Researchers 3D-print with reactive materials

Dec. 16, 2015 -  
Reactive composite materials are everywhere, from the life-saving air bags in your car to the dazzling pyrotechnics in Fourth of July fireworks. But one of the main drawbacks to using these materials has been the unpredictability of their reactions. Historically, the way to alter the performance in...

Researchers 3D print 'living' blood vessels

Dec. 3, 2015 -  
The cardiovascular system is a complex web of tens of thousands of miles of arteries, capillaries and veins, branching throughout the body like tributaries of a great river. And now, researchers at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory are recapitulating this intricate network using an emerging...
For article Protein curbs spread of prostate cancer to bone

Protein curbs spread of prostate cancer to bone

Nov. 17, 2015 -  
Scientists from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, in collaboration with researchers from University of California campuses at Merced and Davis, have found that a specific secreted protein inhibits prostate cancer metastasis to bone. Their research appears in recent editions of the journals,...
For article LLNL wins three R&D 100 awards

LLNL wins three R&D 100 awards

Nov. 16, 2015 -  
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory researchers are the recipients of three awards among the top 100 industrial inventions worldwide for 2014. The trade journal R&D Magazine announced the winners of its annual awards, sometimes called the "Oscars of invention," Friday in Las Vegas. With this...

Researchers reveal new electron ring formations

Aug. 11, 2015 -  
Laser wakefield acceleration, a process where electron acceleration is driven by high-powered lasers, is well-known for being able to produce high-energy beams of electrons in tabletop-scale distances. However, in recent experiments, a team of scientists from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory...
For article New experimental and theoretical research could help make more efficient windows

New experimental and theoretical research could help make more efficient windows

July 27, 2015 -  
By tightly integrating experimental and theoretical techniques, a Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory team has provided fundamentally new insights into the specific factors that determine the absorption characteristics of copper complexes. The results demonstrate that conventional...