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An international team led by scientists at Berkeley Lab and UC Berkeley discovered how to exploit defects in nanoscale and microscale diamonds and potentially enhance the sensitivity of magnetic resonance imaging and nuclear magnetic resonance systems while eliminating the need for their costly and bulky superconducting magnets.

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Living Large: Exploration of Diverse Bacteria Signals Big Advance for Gene Function Prediction

May 16th, 2018

Scientists at Berkeley Lab, including researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Joint Genome Institute, have developed a workflow that enables large-scale, genome-wide assays of gene importance across many conditions. Their work is by far the largest functional genomics study of bacteria ever published.

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Planck Collaboration Wins 2018 Gruber Cosmology Prize

May 14th, 2018

The Planck Team – including researchers in the Computational Research and Physics divisions at Berkeley Lab – and its Principal Investigators Nazzareno Mandolesi and Jean-Loup Puget, have been awarded the 2018 Gruber Cosmology Prize.

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Tau-tally Microtubular!

May 10th, 2018

Researchers at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and UC Berkeley have combined cutting-edge cryo-electron microscopy (cryo-EM) with computational molecular modeling to produce a near atomic-resolution model of the interaction between microtubules – crucial components of eukaryotic cell ultrastructure – and microtubule-associated proteins called tau.

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Profiling Extreme Beams: Scientists Devise New Diagnostic for Cutting-Edge and Next-Gen Particle Accelerators

May 10th, 2018

The world’s cutting-edge particle accelerators are pushing the extremes in high-brightness beams and ultrashort pulses to explore matter in new ways. To optimize their performance – and to prepare for next-generation facilities that will push these extremes further – scientists have devised a new tool that can measure how bright these beams are, even for pulses that last only quadrillionths or even quintillionths of a second.

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Cyclotron Road Introduces Its Fourth Cohort Of Entrepreneurial Technology Fellows

May 9th, 2018

Fellows will spend two years embedded at Berkeley Lab as they advance their innovations for the energy, computing, and manufacturing sectors.

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4 Berkeley Lab-affiliated Scientists Elected as National Academy of Sciences Members

May 3rd, 2018

Four scientists affiliated with the U.S. Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) are among the group of 84 new members elected to the National Academy of Sciences (NAS); three are also professors at UC Berkeley.