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    Innovative Microvi Bio-ethanol Technology Validated at Berkeley Lab
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    Twitter Chat @BerkeleyLab Raises Profile of Advanced Biofuels
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    JBEI Brings Fun Bioenergy Science to Berkeley Lab’s 2015 Daughters and Sons to Work Day
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Latest News


Cellular Contamination Pathway for Plutonium, Other Heavy Elements, Identified

Wednesday, August 26th 2015

A team led by Rebecca Abergel working at the ALS reports a major advance in understanding the biological chemistry of radioactive metals, opening up new research into strategies for remedial action in the event of possible human exposure to nuclear contaminants. Research led by Abergel, working with the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle, has found that plutonium, americium, and other actinides can be transported into cells by an antibacterial protein called siderocalin, which is normally involved in sequestering … Read More >>

Berkeley Lab Teams Ace I-Corps Session

Monday, August 24th 2015

Berkeley Lab teams aced the summer session of the Bay Area Regional NSF Innovation Corps (I-Corps™), a program educating researchers and entrepreneurs in pathways to reach people and industries in need of innovation. Based on popular vote across all participants, the Sepion team – Peter Frischmann, Brett Helms, and Michel Fouré – received the People’s Choice Award for the best all-around team. FutureBio Team L-to-R: Vivek Mutalik, Kinkead Reiling, Nathan Hillson, Katy Christiansen … Read More >>

Berkeley Lab Researchers Use Solar Energy and Renewable Hydrogen to Produce Methane

Monday, August 24th 2015

A team of researchers led by Peidong Yang of the Materials Sciences Division, Michelle Chang of the Physical Biosciences Division and Chris Chang of the Chemical Sciences Division, has combined semiconducting nanowires with select microbes to create an artificial photosynthesis system that produces renewable molecular hydrogen and uses it to synthesize carbon dioxide into methane, the primary constituent of natural gas. This represents another key breakthrough in solar-to-chemical energy conversion efficiency and artificial photosynthesis. Previously, this team generated quite a buzz … Read More >>

New Mathematics Advances the Frontier of Macromolecular Imaging

Monday, August 10th 2015

A comprehensive understanding of complex nanostructures—like proteins and viruses—could lead to breakthroughs in some of the most challenging problems in biology and medicine. But because these objects are a thousand times smaller than the width of human hair, scientists can’t directly see into them to determine their shape and function. Read More >>

JBEI hosts NSLC biotech high school students

Friday, August 7th 2015

This summer JBEI hosted 169 students taking part in the National Student Leadership Conference’s biotechnology program for a series of lab tours, research presentations and career discussions. Read More >>