Public Release: 11-Feb-2013
New details on the molecular machinery of cancer
New details into the activation of a cell surface protein that has been strongly linked to a large number of cancers and is a major target of cancer therapies have been reported by Berkeley Lab researchers.
NIH/National Cancer Institute
Public Release: 6-Feb-2013
A massive stellar burst, before the supernova
In data from the Palomar Transient Factory housed at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory's National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center, astronomers have found the first causal evidence that massive stars shed huge amounts of material in a "penultimate outburst" before they finally detonate as Type IIn supernovae. After characterizing supernova 2010mc, the scientists found evidence of previous outbursts in the same location and were able to conclusively relate them to the supernova explosion.
Department Of Energy Office of Science, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Public Release: 31-Jan-2013
Genome-wide atlas of gene enhancers in the brain online
Berkeley Lab researchers have unveiled a first-of-its-kind atlas of gene-enhancers in the brain that should greatly benefit future research into the underlying causes of neurological disorders such as autism, epilepsy and schizophrenia.
National Institutes of Health
Public Release: 30-Jan-2013
Biofuels blend right in
A collaboration by researchers with the Joint BioEnergy Institute and the Idaho National Laboratory has shown that blending different feedstocks and milling the mixture into flour or pellets has significant potential for helping to make biofuels a cost-competitive transportation fuel technology.
US Department of Energy/Office of Science
Public Release: 28-Jan-2013
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
New research will help shed light on role of Amazon forests in global carbon cycle
Scientist Jeffrey Chambers and colleagues at the US Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory have devised an analytical method that combines satellite images, simulation modeling and painstaking fieldwork to help researchers detect forest mortality patterns and trends. This new tool will enhance understanding of the role of forests in carbon sequestration and the impact of climate change on such disturbances.
US Department of Energy, NASA