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Advanced Light Source, Molecular Foundry, JCESR, Joint Center for Energy Storage Research, Berkeley Lab, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, LBNL, Battery, Batteries, Lithium sulfur, Energy, Polymers

Coupling Experiments to Theory to Build a Better Battery

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A Berkeley Lab-led team of researchers has reported that a new lithium-sulfur battery component allows a doubling in capacity compared to a conventional lithium-sulfur battery, even after more than 100 charge cycles.

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Higher Ed, Research, Health, Microbes, Weight, Obesity, microbial ecologist, Gut Bacteria

Is Akkermansia the Next Hot Probiotic?

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A CSU Northridge microbial ecologist and his students are investigating a gut bacteria that may affect weight gain and obesity.

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Psychology, Memory, Psychiatry, Hippocampus, Episodic Memory, Neuroscience, Neurobiology

How Your Brain Remembers What You Had for Dinner Last Night

Confirming earlier computational models, researchers at University of California San Diego and UC San Diego School of Medicine, with colleagues in Arizona and Louisiana, report that episodic memories are encoded in the hippocampus of the human brain by distinct, sparse sets of neurons.

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Research, Memory, National Academy Of Sciences, peace & conflict studies

Dosher, Solingen Honored by National Academy of Sciences for Research Achievements

Barbara Dosher and Etel Solingen, both University of California, Irvine scholars in the School of Social Sciences, have been honored by the National Academy of Sciences for major contributions to their fields.

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Flu Shot, Influenza, Virus, Infectious Disease, Genetics, Interferons, Vaccines

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“Fresno State Is an Important Part of Our Community; It’s Where Our Future Community Leaders Are Being Formed”

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Kim Ruiz Beck knew taking her family’s third-generation business to the next level meant she would need a college degree. The education she obtained at Fresno State allowed her to reconstruct the direction of the multi-million dollar company.

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Atopic Dermatitis, Light, TNF super family, Fibrosis

LJI Researchers Discover Key Driver of Atopic Dermatitis

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La Jolla Institute scientists demonstrate that LIGHT, a member of the tumor necrosis factor (TNF) super family, directly controls the hyperproliferation of keratinocytes as well as the expression of periostin, a protein that contributes to the clinical features of atopic dermatitis as well as other inflammatory skin diseases such as scleroderma.

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Superlattice, X-rays, Synchrotron, Berkeley, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, LBNL, Berkeley Lab, Advanced Light Source, Molecular Foundry, Chirality, Handedness, vorticity

X-Rays Reveal ‘Handedness’ in Swirling Electric Vortices

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Scientists used spiraling X-rays at Berkeley Lab to observe, for the first time, a property that gives left- or right-handedness to swirling electric patterns – dubbed polar vortices – in a layered material called a superlattice.

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Enviroment, climate disruption, global warming, reptile eggs, turtles, conservation, wildlife, endangered, , Barrier Reef

Green Sea Turtles Could Face Extinction as Temperatures Rise in Great Barrier Reef

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Researchers Develop a Remote-Controlled Cancer Immunotherapy System

A team of researchers has developed an ultrasound-based system that can non-invasively and remotely control genetic processes in live immune T cells so that they recognize and kill cancer cells.







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