Today at Berkeley Lab

Encyclopedia of How Genomes Function Gets Much Bigger

A big step in understanding the mysteries of the human genome was unveiled in the form of three analyses that provide the most detailed comparison yet of how the genomes of the fruit fly, roundworm, and humans function. The results add billions of entries to a publicly available archive of functional genomic data. Scientists can use this resource to discover common features that apply to all organisms. More>

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Excessive Running, Walking May Negate Health Gains for Heart Attack Survivors

Heart attack survivors who exceed 30 miles of running per week may lose the health benefits accrued by running less, according to Berkeley Lab life scientist Paul Williams. More>

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“Imaging Life” Crosses Biological Boundaries, Introduces Integrated Bioimaging

Scientists studying the human tissues and entire living model organisms have an array of tools at their disposal to view the inner workings of our biological systems. Now Berkeley Lab’s Manfred Auer has helped put together a book that he believes is the first to include all the biological imaging techniques up to the tissue level in one place. More>

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Recently Identified Molecule Could Lead to New Way to Repair Tendons

What if doctors could coax an injured tendon to regenerate itself back to its original strength? A solution along these lines may come from an unlikely source…a molecule found in chicken embryos. More>

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Lab Wins Three 2014 R&D 100 Awards

Winners include a fast way to analyze the chemical composition of cells, genetic tools to improve crops, and a bioinformatics platform for screening 3-D cell culture models. The technologies could lead to advances in biofuels, food crops, drug screening, and biomaterials, and to a better understanding of microbial communities. More>

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Lab’s Mina Bissell Receives Award From Assemblymember Skinner

Representative recognized women in 15 Assembly District who have made significant contributions in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM), including Lab life scientist Mina Bissell. More>

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Distinguished Biosciences Lecture Features Elaine Fuchs on June 20

HHMI researcher will speak on ‘Stem Cells in Silence, Action and Cancer’ in this inaugural noon Lecture. More>

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New Clues to Why Older Women are More Vulnerable to Breast Cancer

As women age, key breast cells ignore their surroundings, scientists find. More>

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June 4 Integrated Bioimaging Seminar at 4 p.m. at 717 Potter Street

JBEI’s Seema Singh will discuss ‘Advanced Imaging Technologies for Biofuels Research.’ More>

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New Details on Microtubules and How the Anti-Cancer Drug Taxol Works

Lab Researchers Take an Atomic-Scale Look at Key Cellular Protein. More>

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