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Newswise: LLNL providing critical assistance in addressing national swab shortage for COVID-19 testing
Released: 21-May-2020 6:05 AM EDT
LLNL providing critical assistance in addressing national swab shortage for COVID-19 testing
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

To address the nationwide shortage of specialized nasal swabs used for COVID-19 diagnoses, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory engineers formed an ad hoc, rapid response team that tested more than a dozen novel, 3D-printed swab designs from a grassroots coalition of commercial and academic partners. The mechanical tests performed at the Lab provided valuable feedback that improved the designs, enabling them to meet requirements for COVID-19 testing. The Lab’s work on swabs is continuing with funding from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and expanding into other 3D-printed components for COVID-19 test kits.

Newswise: LLNL makes COVID-19 research public through new searchable data portal
Released: 19-May-2020 10:40 AM EDT
LLNL makes COVID-19 research public through new searchable data portal
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

To help accelerate discovery of therapeutic antibodies or antiviral drugs for SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory has launched a searchable data portal to share its COVID-19 research with scientists worldwide and the general public.

Newswise: Lawrence Livermore scientists part of three-institution team working to develop vaccine for tularemia
Released: 18-May-2020 6:05 AM EDT
Lawrence Livermore scientists part of three-institution team working to develop vaccine for tularemia
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Two LLNL biomedical scientists who have worked for more than eight years to develop a tularemia vaccine are part of a three-institution team that has been funded to bring their candidate vaccine to readiness for use

Newswise: Deactivating coronavirus on N95 respirators for re-use
Released: 14-May-2020 7:15 AM EDT
Deactivating coronavirus on N95 respirators for re-use
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

LLNL researchers are studying ways to safely and rapidly remove viral threats from N95 respirators, without compromising the device’s fit and its ability to filter airborne particles, so they can be re-used.

Newswise: LLNL researchers devise strategy for reducing defects in popular metal 3D printing method
7-May-2020 8:20 AM EDT
LLNL researchers devise strategy for reducing defects in popular metal 3D printing method
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Combining high-fidelity computer simulations with ultra-high-speed X-ray imaging, researchers at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory have discovered a strategy for reducing or even eliminating defects in parts built through a common, laser-based metal 3D-printing process.

Newswise: Breathable second skin materials provide smart protection against chemical and biological agents
Released: 6-May-2020 8:30 AM EDT
Breathable second skin materials provide smart protection against chemical and biological agents
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

A multi-institutional team of researchers led by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) scientist Francesco Fornasiero has developed a smart, breathable fabric designed to protect the wearer against biological and chemical warfare agents.

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Released: 1-May-2020 6:05 AM EDT
LLNL’s new machine learning platform generates novel COVID-19 antibody sequences for experimental testing
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory researchers have identified an initial set of therapeutic antibody sequences, designed in a few weeks using machine learning and supercomputing, aimed at binding and neutralizing SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. The research team is performing experimental testing on the chosen antibody designs.

Newswise: Lawrence Livermore, NASA researchers find space station’s surface microbial profile resembles crew member’s skin
Released: 30-Apr-2020 10:45 AM EDT
Lawrence Livermore, NASA researchers find space station’s surface microbial profile resembles crew member’s skin
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

A study conducted by a team of national lab and NASA researchers has found that the environment of the International Space Station (ISS) is affected by the microbial composition of the astronauts themselves.

Newswise: LLNL team develops “stopgap” ventilator prototype, eyes use by COVID-19 patient
Released: 29-Apr-2020 8:30 AM EDT
LLNL team develops “stopgap” ventilator prototype, eyes use by COVID-19 patient
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

While hospitals across the U.S. faced a possible shortage of mechanical ventilators due to COVID-19, a self-assembled “skunk works” team at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) worked tirelessly to prototype a simple ventilator design for quick and easy assembly from available parts.

Newswise: Upgrades for LLNL supercomputer from AMD, Penguin Computing aid COVID-19 research
Released: 21-Apr-2020 11:05 AM EDT
Upgrades for LLNL supercomputer from AMD, Penguin Computing aid COVID-19 research
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

To assist in the COVID-19 research effort, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Penguin Computing and AMD have reached an agreement to upgrade the Lab’s unclassified, Penguin Computing-built Corona high performance computing (HPC) cluster with an in-kind contribution of cutting-edge AMD Instinct™ accelerators, expected to nearly double the peak performance of the machine.


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