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Two scientists in the lab looking at computer monitors04.09.12Article

Your Density Isn't Your Destiny


Researchers at Berkeley Lab discover new evidence of how good cholesterol goes bad, which may show ways to reduce the risk of heart disease.


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David Pogue standing at Theodore Gray's Periodic Table04.04.12Article

Elemental Objects and Astonishing Possibilities

David Pogue and PBS take us on televised trip Hunting the Elements. Read More »

symmetry magazine 04.03.12From the Labs

See the New Issue of symmetryExternal link


Supercomputers, neutrinos and a search for dark matter that goes deep underground.


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The DNA replication origin recognition complex (ORC) is a six-protein machine with a slightly twisted half-ring structure. Also figured is The Origin DNA Binding Model Based on Cryo-EM 3D Map of ORC-Cdc6-DNA03.28.12Article

In the Beginning…Was the Beaker?

Brookhaven Lab scientists discover new insights into how cells begin to duplicate their DNA.
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Jaguar supercomputer03.22.12Article

Turning A Jaguar Into A Titan

Upgrade at Oak Ridge is accelerating the pace in the supercomputing race.
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Etsuko Fujita, Jonathan Hull, and James Muckerman03.19.12Article

A Basic – and Slightly Acidic – Solution for Hydrogen Storage

Brookhaven Lab creates a new catalyst with real possibilities in clean energy.
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Image of silicon atoms (orange band) in a graphene sheet (grey hexagons).03.12.12Article

Difference-Making Defects

Atomic antenna created at Oak Ridge might improve the performance of computers and other essential electronics.
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Known for carrying green leaves as they march through tropical forests, leafcutter ants also cultivate underground gardens of fungi and bacteria. 03.05.12From the Labs

Bacteria Tend Leafcutter Ants' GardensExternal link

Microbes turn leaves into nutrients; knowledge could improve biofuel production.
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The silvered dome of the Blanco 4-meter telescope which will hold the DECam at the Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory in Chile.03.05.12Article

Dark Energy and Creative Destruction

Fermilab-led effort to expand our understanding of the universe.
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(1) CETP penetrates HDL to its cholesterol core. (2) Upon interaction with LDL/VLDL, molecular forces cause the formation of pores at either end of CETP. (3) These pores connect with CETP’s central cavities to form a tunnel for the transfer of cholesterol to LDL/VLDL, which (4) reduces HDL in size. 02.23.12From the Labs

How Good Cholesterol Turns BadExternal link

Berkeley Lab researchers find new evidence on how cholesterol gets moved from HDLs to LDLs.
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