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Climate Scientists Partner with San Francisco to be Ready for Future Storms

April 10th, 2019

Berkeley Lab climate experts have partnered with the City and County of San Francisco and Silvestrum Climate Associates to assess how climate change may influence the intensity of atmospheric rivers and associated precipitation, and how those changes may impact San Francisco and its infrastructure.

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Dark Energy Instrument’s Lenses See the Night Sky for the First Time

April 3rd, 2019

On April 1 the dome of the Mayall Telescope near Tucson, Arizona, opened to the night sky, and starlight poured through the assembly of six large lenses that were carefully packaged and aligned for the Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument project, which is expected to provide the most precise measurement of the expansion of the universe, and new insight into dark energy.

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Berkeley Lab Team Uses Deep Learning to Help Veterans Administration Address Suicide Risks

April 3rd, 2019

Researchers in Berkeley Lab’s Computational Research Division are applying deep learning and analytics to electronic health record (EHR) data to help the Veterans Administration address a host of medical and psychological challenges affecting many of the nation’s 700,000 military veterans.

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Zooming in on an Inner-Cell DNA Repair Shop

April 2nd, 2019

A team of scientists from Berkeley Lab and UC Berkeley used an advanced electron microscope to construct the first complete atomic blueprint of a protein crucial to repairing and reading DNA.

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Breakthrough Study of Cell Signaling Holds Promise for Immune Research and Beyond

April 1st, 2019

For the first time ever, scientists have imaged the process by which an individual immune system molecule is switched on in response to a signal from the environment. The new work, described in a paper recently published in Science, provides an enormous leap forward in our understanding of how T cells detect viruses and may provide unique insights into autoimmune diseases and cancer immunotherapy.

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Mouse Study Yields Long-Awaited Insights into Human Stomach Cancer

March 22nd, 2019

Mice have been instrumental in the study of cancer, but like all animal models of human diseases, they have their limitations. For stomach cancer in particular, mice have historically been regarded as quite poor research organisms because rodents rarely develop spontaneous stomach tumors. But results from a new study are about to shake up the paradigm.

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The Best Topological Conductor Yet: Spiraling Crystal Is the Key to Exotic Discovery

March 20th, 2019

A team of researchers working at Berkeley Lab has discovered the strongest topological conductor yet, in the form of thin crystal samples that have a spiral-staircase structure. The team’s result is reported in the March 20 edition of the journal Nature.