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A Single Dose for Good Measure: How an Anti-Nuclear-Contamination Pill Could Also Help MRI Patients

Scientists at the Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) are studying how an anti-radiation-poisoning pill could also help to protect people from the potential toxicity of gadolinium, a critical ingredient in...
12-Sep-2019 11:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Science Snapshots: messenger proteins, new TB drug, artificial photosynthesis

Science Snapshots: messenger proteins, new TB drug, artificial photosynthesis
12-Sep-2019 10:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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New Investigation Cuts Through the Haze Surrounding “Smoke-Free” Tobacco Products

Marketed as a healthier alternative to cigarettes, a new class of tobacco products called heat-not-burn devices is quickly gaining in popularity across the globe. A study by Berkeley Lab's Indoor Environment Group shows that
9-Sep-2019 8:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Study Reveals ‘Radical’ Wrinkle in Forming Complex Carbon Molecules in Space

A team of scientists has discovered a new possible pathway toward forming carbon structures in space using a specialized chemical exploration technique at Berkeley Lab's Advanced Light Source.
3-Sep-2019 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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SMART Algorithm Makes Beamline Data Collection Smarter

Researchers in Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory's Center for Advanced Mathematics for Energy Research Applications have been working with beamline scientists at Brookhaven National Laboratory to develop and test SMART, a mathematical method...
30-Aug-2019 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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The Chemistry of Art: Scientists Explore Aged Paint in Microscopic Detail to Inform Preservation Efforts

To learn more about the chemical processes in oil paints that can damage aging artwork, a team led by researchers at the National Gallery of Art and the National Institute of Standards and Technology conducted a range of studies that included 3D...
29-Aug-2019 11:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Particle Accelerators Drive Decades of Discoveries at Berkeley Lab and Beyond

This article and accompanying video highlight the decades of discoveries, achievements and progress in particle accelerator R&D at Berkeley Lab. These accelerators have enabled new explorations of the atomic nucleus; the production and discovery of...
26-Aug-2019 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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WildFires Could Permanently Alter Alaska’s Forest Composition

A team of researchers led by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory projected that the combination of climate change and increased wildfires will cause the iconic evergreen conifer trees of Alaska to get pushed out in favor of broadleaf deciduous...
23-Aug-2019 2:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites


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Tiny Toxins: How Algal Blooms Affect Coastal Systems Through a Complex Web of Interactions

A Q&A with scientist Michelle Newcomer on looking for unexpected causes of harmful algal blooms. Harmful and nuisance algal blooms are thought to have a number of contributing causal factors, including a build-up of nutrients, unusually high water...
28-Aug-2019 10:30 AM EDT

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Moving Forward on Desalination

A Q&A with scientist Jeff Urban, who explains forward osmosis and how Berkeley Lab is pushing the frontiers of this emerging technology
31-Jul-2019 10:05 AM EDT

Experts on Ecosystems Getting Greener in the Arctic

28-Jan-2019 1:05 PM EST

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How Drought and Other Extremes Impact Water Pollution

One in 10 Americans depends on the Colorado River for bathing and drinking. Last fall’s record-high temperatures reduced Colorado snowpack in winter 2018 to 66 percent of normal, sparking concern over water shortages downstream and leaving water...
10-Oct-2018 11:30 AM EDT

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