A group of geneticists from Berkeley Lab, UC Davis, UC Santa Cruz, and UC Berkeley are unraveling new details about human evolution by studying the uniquely regulated portion of our chromosomes that surround the centromeres. These stretches of DNA – termed centromere-proximal regions (CPRs) – are largely composed of highly repetitive, mostly non-gene-coding sequences that are
Scientists at Berkeley Lab and UC Berkeley have created new inorganic crystals made of stacks of atomically thin sheets that unexpectedly spiral like a nanoscale card deck.
Researchers with Berkeley Lab and UC Berkeley have developed a superefficient thermophotovoltaic that could allow drones to fly for days.
The Simons Observatory, a Berkeley Lab-involved project under construction in Chile’s Atacama Desert that will measure the properties of universe’s early light – the cosmic microwave background (CMB) – with extreme precision, has received a new commitment of $20 million from the Simons Foundation.
Experiments at Berkeley Lab’s Advanced Light Source detailed the structure of a grouping of amino acids that are part of an important signaling protein.
Scientists have gained a never-before-seen view of nucleation – capturing how the atoms rearrange at 4D atomic resolution. The findings differ from predictions based on the classical theory of nucleation that has long appeared in textbooks.
A team led by Berkeley Lab faculty biochemist Daniel Minor has discovered how a protein produced by bullfrogs binds to and inhibits the action of saxitoxin, the deadly neurotoxin made by cyanobacteria and dinoflagellates that causes paralytic shellfish poisoning.
Adapted from an original release published by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. Read the full story here Plant cell walls contain a renewable, nearly-limitless supply of sugar that can be used as a carbon source for microbe-based chemical and biofuel production. However, retrieving these sugars isn’t all that easy. Imidazolium ionic liquid (IIL) solvents are some
A study led by Berkeley Lab features a large, interactive map that makes it easier for researchers to discover new forms of ternary nitrides, substances with unique properties with potential applications from semiconductors to industrial coatings.
A study led by Berkeley Lab has uncovered new insight into how to better control the catalyst cobalt oxide for artificial photosynthesis.