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DOE SCIENCE NEWS BY TOPIC: Biological Sciences
With the 21st Century dawns what many have called the "biological century," in which advances in biology—spurred by achievements in genomic research, including the sequencing of the human genome—will bring revolutionary and unconventional solutions to some of mankindís most pressing and expensive challenges in health, energy, the environment, and national security.

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Berkeley Lab scientists to develop better way to screen chemicals for cancer-causing effects

Berkeley Lab scientists to develop better way to screen chemicals for cancer-causing effects

Berkeley Lab scientists are developing a cell culture that could help researchers better identify chemicals that increase breast cancer susceptibility. The scientists will grow the culture using adult stem cells obtained from breast tissue. Their test will show if a chemical causes a breakdown in cell-to-cell communication, a fundamental defect of cancer.

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Adapting nanoscience imaging tools to study ants' heat-deflecting adaptations

A new study shows that the tiny hairs of Saharan silver ants possess crucial adaptive features that allow the ants to regulate their body temperatures and survive the scorching hot conditions of their desert habitat. To study how the hairs allow the creatures to control electromagnetic waves in this manner, the Columbia Engineering research team turned to the resources and expertise available at Brookhaven Lab's Center for Functional Nanomaterials.

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Adapting nanoscience imaging tools to study ants' heat-deflecting adaptations

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