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New Chemical ‘Sponges’ Designed to Soak Up Toxic Cancer-fighting Drugs After Targeting Tumors

June 7th, 2016

Researchers are creating materials for a cancer treatment system designed to limit the side effects of chemotherapy drugs by quickly removing them from the body after use.

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Copper is Key in Burning Fat

June 6th, 2016

A new study led by a Berkeley Lab scientist and UC Berkeley professor establishes for the first time copper’s role in fat metabolism, further burnishing the metal’s reputation as an essential nutrient for human physiology.

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New Path Forward for Next-Generation Lithium-Ion Batteries

May 30th, 2016

A team led by Gerbrand Ceder has made a major advance in understanding the chemical processes in “lithium-rich cathodes,” which hold promise for a higher energy lithium-ion battery.

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Radiation 101: DoseNet Delivers Environmental Data as an Educational Tool

May 25th, 2016

DoseNet, a radiation-monitoring outreach project supported by Berkeley Lab and UC Berkeley, has a broad aim to inform and connect students and communities using science and data.

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Hunting for Dark Matter’s ‘Hidden Valley’

May 24th, 2016

Kathryn Zurek realized a decade ago that we may be searching in the wrong places for clues to one of the universe’s greatest unsolved mysteries: dark matter. Despite making up an estimated 85 percent of the total mass of the universe, we haven’t yet figured out what it’s made of.

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3 Knowns and 3 Unknowns about Dark Matter

May 24th, 2016

While we can’t see dark matter, we are learning more about it. Here are three knowns and three unknowns about dark matter.