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Monday, May 12, 2003
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8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
TOUGH Numerical Simulator
Building 66 auditorium

4 p.m.
Structural and Quantitative Biology Introns and Gene Expression: Views from the Spliceosome and Beyond
Melissa Moore, Brandeis University
100 Lewis Hall, Campus

4:30 p.m.
UC Berkeley Department of Physics
Studying Dark Energy with Supernovae: Now, Soon, and the Not-Too-Distant Future
Saul Perlmutter, Berkeley Lab
1 Le Conte Hall, Campus

5 p.m. – 7 p.m.
TOUGH Symposium


8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
National Fabrication Peer Group
Building 71 Conference Room

9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
TOUGH Numerical Simulator
Building 66 auditorium

9 a.m.
Exploring Nanoscale Magnetism and Dynamics--Photoemission Electron Microscopy at the ALS
Andreas Scholl, ALS
Building 2-100B

10:30 a.m.
Ab Initio Simulation of the X-ray Absorption Near Edge Spectrum of Transient Chemical Species
Luke Campbell, University of Rochester
Building 6-2202

11 a.m.
Organic Chemistry
Chemical Complementation: A Genetic Assay for Protein Evolution and Proteomics
Virginia Cornish, Columbia University
120 Latimer Hall, Pitzer Auditorium, campus

11 a.m.
Advanced TEM Characterization of Nanoscale Materials
Mike Treacy, NEC Research Institute
Building 72, Room 201

12:30 p.m.
Molecular & Cell Biology
Genomic Integrity and Histone H2AX: A Novel Dosage-Dependent Suppressor of Translocations, Lymphomas, and Solid Tumors
Fred Alt, Harvard Medical School
101 Life Sciences Addition, campus

2 p.m.
Development of Microscopes for Direct Monitoring of Singlet Oxygen
Lars K Andersen, Aarhus University, Denmark
Building 6-2202

4 p.m.
Physical Chemistry
Measuring and Controlling Molecular-Scale Properties for Single Molecular Devices
Paul S. Weiss, Penn State
120 Latimer Hall, Pitzer Auditorium, campus

4 p.m.
Molecular & Cell Biology
Cell Adhesion, Signal Transduction and Cancer: the Armadillo Connection
Mark Peifer, University of North Carolina
101 Life Sciences Addition, campus

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Soup: Garden Vegetable
Origins: Veal Crossrib
Adobe Cafe: Veg. Tamale Pie
Fresh Grille: Tuna Melt
B'fast: 6:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Lunch: 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Full Menu

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Antibiotic (green) ensnared
in AcrB protein

Scientists Learn Secrets
Of Drug Resistance

In the race to stay one step ahead of drug-resistant bacteria, scientists from Berkeley Lab and UC Berkeley obtained high-resolution images of a protein complex found in bacteria that repels a wide range of antibiotics. The images, which appear in this week’s issue of Science, offer new insight into how bacteria survive attacks from different antibiotics, a growing health problem called multidrug resistance. The research may inform the development of antibiotics that could allow drugs to slip inside bacteria cells and kill them. Full story.

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TV Story on Radiation
Includes 2 Lab Experts

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It is quite literally everywhere. You'll get a dose at sea level, in the mountains, on airplane flights, from building tiles and glazes on cookware. Even most substances in your own body will give you some. It's radiation and there is a debate going on about how good or bad this daily bombardment is for you. Channel 2’s John Fowler used Berkeley Lab experts Howard Matis and Al Smith to help sort out the issue. View the report (with RealPlayer software) here.

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ALS X-Ray Microscope
Offers New Look at Cells
By Ataret Haskelkorn

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A new type of cell image will soon grace the covers of many scientific journals, thanks to researchers at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Carolyn Larabell, a cell biologist and microscopist at the Advanced Light Source of Berkeley Lab, has pioneered the development of XM-1, an x-ray microscope. Full story.

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Work Beginning Today
On Building 26 Walkway

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The Facilities Labor Shop begins work today on a new paved walkway along McMillan Road next to Building 26, the Health Services building. The entire job should take about one month. Building 26 occupants and visitors are asked to use caution when walking or driving near the construction site.

Annual Earthquake
Drill This Thursday

Berkeley Lab will be holding its annual earthquake duck/cover/hold and building evacuation drill on Thursday at 10 a.m. Various vendors of earthquake supplies and technology will be in the cafeteria lobby on Wednesday and Thursday from 11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m., including Earthquake Supply Center (personal emergency kits), SafeTech Technologies (seismic technology for businesses) and Berkeley Lab Stores. Meanwhile, a short Powerpoint presentation about how earthquakes could effect Berkeley Lab and how to respond to them can be viewed here.


UC Issues Campus
Guidelines on SARS

The University of California announced Friday that it has issued guidelines to assist officials in the 10-campus system in assuring compliance with Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommendations regarding Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome. "Since we first became aware of SARS, we have advised compliance with CDC guidelines," said Dr. Michael Drake, vice president for health affairs. The UC guidelines strongly advise students, faculty and staff to postpone non-essential travel to SARS affected regions until CDC travel advisories are lifted for those areas. Read the guidelines here.

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