Today at Berkeley Lab

Got Plaque? New Technology Provides Measure of Artery Health

What if checking the state of your arterial health were as simple as monitoring your blood pressure? New technology developed by Jonathan Maltz of the Biosciences Area could soon make detecting the process of plaque buildup in vessels a routine part of a visit to the doctor and, perhaps, home healthcare settings. More>

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DOE Video Highlights Cyclotron Road as New Model for Clean Energy R&D

With programs like Cyclotron Road, housed at Berkeley Lab, the Department of Energy seeks to support scientific research and development that is still too risky for private-sector investment, and too applied for academia. Go here to watch video.

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Video Highlights of Molecular Foundry 10th Anniversary

Posted on a special webpage that includes over 50 photographs and a number of news stories from the event, the three minute video features highlights of the day and thoughts from the Foundry’s Jeff Neaton, former Berkeley Lab director Paul Alivisatos, Congressman Mike Honda, and MIT’s Jeff Grossman.

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Staff Encouraged to View Video and Other Resources on Implicit Bias

Biases start early, as one famous study shows: when asked to draw a scientist, half of kindergarteners draw a male and half female. By third grade, 75% draw a male. In this video, Caroline Simard of Stanford’s Clayman Institute for Gender Research discusses implicit bias and stereotypes in science, how these biases manifest in the workplace, and what can be done about them. More>

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JBEI Releases Video Series ‘Bioenergy Research @ JBEI’

In this video series JBEI scientists educate the public on JBEI’s scientific areas of expertise, achievements and technologies employed in converting lignocellulosic biomass to renewable, drop-in, liquid transportation fuels. More>

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Watch Bill Collins’ Science at the Theater Talk on Climate Change

In a conversation with Public Affair’s Jeff Miller, Bill Collins, an internationally recognized expert in climate modeling and climate change science, discusses what we know about climate change, how we know it, and what we can do about it. More>

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PET Scans Reveal Key Details of Alzheimer’s Protein Growth in Aging Brains

The research shows for the first time that PET scans can track the progressive stages of Alzheimer’s disease in cognitively normal adults, a key advance in the early diagnosis and staging of the neurodegenerative disorder. Berkeley Lab’s William Jagust is the study’s principal investigator. More>

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JGI Video Highlights Interactions Between Lab’s User Facilities

JGI has a new animation that seeks to answer the age-old question, “What is a user facility?” by demonstrating how JGI, NERSC and ESnet work together, underpinning JGI’s critical research infrastructure to advance the frontiers of science.

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Video of Jan. 29 Town Hall With Incoming Director Now Available

Those who missed the talk with incoming director Mike Witherell can go here to view it.

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Alivisatos’ Quantum Dot Research Featured in ‘NBC Learn’ Video

The video looks at Alivisatos’ pioneering nanotechnology research, including the development of quantum dots to enhance displays on tablets, TVs, and laptops, and new efforts to create more efficient solar panels with films made with quantum dots. More>

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